David Muchui, a blogger from Meru, posted this October 16 article about The BOMA Project: Manyatta Banking, Enterprises, Taking Root Among Pastoralist Communities A group of women guide their donkeys through the vast Kaisut Desert of Marsabit County laden with shop supplies bought from Korr trading centre miles away from their Manyatta where they are now operating kiosks.
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 we could buy – the arduous driving in the sand used up more fuel than
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 the hut is lined with beautiful fabrics, sheets and towels. The grommets that hold the
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 I could have stayed awake and listened more but every bone in my body ached