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.
We all piled into Gumps, the BOMA Land Cruiser. Omar has now assumed cooking responsibilities in the field and he had organized a lunch at Joseph’s camp, a group of small bandas built at the confluence of three rivers. I explained to my friend Sarah, who traveled north to see BOMA’s work, that this was
In a few days, I’ll be leading a safari for St. Lawrence University. My friend Sarah, who will be joining the trip, arrived a few days early to visit Northern Kenya and see BOMA’s work. Sarah was a trouper. After a long flight from Chicago to London to Nairobi, she arrived at the hotel
The morning after we arrived at Simba Lodge in Buffalo Springs, the adjoining reserve to the flooded Samburu Reserve, we were informed that the Chinese road builders had repaired the bridge over the Ewaso Nyiro. Aleya, our one stranded Mentor on the other side, had walked across the bridge that morning to join the other
Kura will stay back with the Business Mentors in Isiolo while I return to Nairobi to meet the Dining for Women (DFW) safari group. It does not take long for the jarring hip hop music to start up while I wait for Kura to join me for breakfast on the verandah of the hotel. We