near Samburu National Reserve
The women of the village greeted us with a welcome song.
We enjoyed being with Elder and Sister Anderson.
This is a traditional mud and dung home.
This desert area has not had rain since May.
The newer homes are covered with plastic, cardboard
or any other material they can find.
They have had to sell most of their cows as there is
not enough pasture to provide for them.
Notice how intricate the wooden frame is put together.
The women have the responsibility to build the homes.
Joseph, the chief, took us inside his home.
The ornate beaded necklaces are very heavy.
This demonstration showed how they build a fire
using dung and wood.
Joseph explained that this area is called Parliament.
They do not have newspapers or magazines so
someone goes into the nearby town each morning to
get the news. This area is where the news is shared in the evenings.