Tag Archives: Korr

Omar Gets Married

The Sokotei tree is a treasure to the wildlife and people of northern Kenya.  The dense low branches provide tiny dik-dik antelopes with a good hiding place from raptors; noisy francolins and helmeted guinea fowl have a cool midday place … Continue reading

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From Beggars to Lenders

The sun was setting as we gathered in the shade of Amina’s huts in Korr.  Kura had arranged for me to meet with the Bayo Savings Group and I recognized many faces.  Over steaming cups of sweetened goat milk tea, … Continue reading

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The Squirrel and the Elephant

A few months ago, Kura and I were sitting by the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu.  After a 12 day trip in the field, we were enjoying watching a family of elephants play in the river.  Kura was in a … Continue reading

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Flying across the Kaisut

It was hard to leave Korr.  Despite the suffocating heat, the wind blew, the food and accommodations were great and the friends were many.  Maina and Omar made numerous trips to town, trying to find anyone with some diesel that … Continue reading

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Finding Solutions; Respecting Heritage and Dignity

On the edge of the town of Korr, Amina and Shalom rent out the most amazing huts – tall domed one-room structures made with sticks and branches.  On the outside the roof is covered with burlap and on the inside … Continue reading

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The Jade Sea

Last night I fell asleep to the sound of the warriors singing.  Deep baritone chants and high-pitched whoops echoed off the walls of the surrounding mountains.  Soon I could hear the young girls lilting songs, encouraging the warriors.  I wish … Continue reading

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