Tag Archives: Small Business Development

Hot Nights and the Witch Doctor

We left the village of Merrille feeling good about our new Mentor, Christopher Lepaati Meselin.  Engaged and passionate about his work, Christopher covers a large territory and shares our commitment to reach out to the women in the outlying nomadic … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in REAP (Rural Entrepreneur Access Project) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

We Will Educate

The rainy season is the most dangerous time, the women of the Nkilepu business group told me.  I didn’t understand.  The rainy season is what everyone hopes for.  It brings accessible fresh water; the grasses start to grow and the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in African women, Economic empowerment, Savings Groups | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Poverty is the Worst Form of Violence

Mahatma Ghandi said “poverty is the worst form of violence.” That violence manifests itself in Northern Kenya through people who have poor nutrition and a higher risk of disease. They have a lower life expectancy and inadequate access to healthcare. For children … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in African women, Empower African women, Lake Turkana, Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Share This Post

A quick google of the words famine, drought and Africa brings up a remarkable number of articles and blog posts.  The Guardian in the UK has a terrific blog called Poverty Matters and recent posts include a review of a … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Africa, African climate change, African drought, African women, Climate change refugees, Economic empowerment, Northern Kenya | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Africa, African women, Kenya, Northern Kenya, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Rate this:

Posted in Africa, African climate change, African drought, African women, Boma Fund Business Mentors, Climate change refugees, Dining for Women, Economic empowerment, Empower African women, Kasuit, Kathleen Colson, Kenya, Laisamis, Lake Turkana, Lake Turkana Wind Project, Mama Rungu, Northern Kenya, REAP (Rural Entrepreneur Access Project), Samburu, St. Lawrence University, The BOMA Fund, The BOMA Project, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Rate this:

Posted in Africa, African climate change, African drought, African women, Climate change refugees, Economic empowerment, Empower African women, Kasuit, Kathleen Colson, Kenya, Laisamis, Lake Turkana, Lake Turkana Wind Project, Mama Rungu, Northern Kenya, REAP (Rural Entrepreneur Access Project), Samburu, The BOMA Project | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment