The Land Cruiser Plan B Program

The Land Cruiser Plan B Program

Our journey to Samburu take us to the place in Kenya that is closest to my heart. After passing through the reckless town of Isiolo, the rugged dramatic scenery of Northern Kenya stretches out before us. I imagine that our travelers see harsh and remote. But as we...
Tears in Samburu

Tears in Samburu

Thanks to a generous gift from the Segal Family Foundation, BOMA has been able to hire and train a Village Mentor and launch businesses in the Archers Post area of Northern Kenya. The region is adjacent to Samburu National Reserve and so, for the first time, visitors...
A Baby Named Boma

A Baby Named Boma

When we arrive back at Judy’s house a large group of women are waiting for us.  They’re beautifully adorned in their jewelry and headdresses and all of the women are wearing bright orange shukas. Omar puts a bottle of water in my hand as our entire group heads out to...

The Famine Next Time

A recent opinion article by Samuel Loewenberg in The New York Times (November 26, 2011) correctly observes that the current hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, which has afflicted some 13 million people, was predicted for months. “The drought has been mounting...
The Trees of Sand

The Trees of Sand

At dawn we drove out of the village toward the Chalbi Desert, a land of dry volcanic sand that stretches all the way to Ethiopia. Judy and Ali, as well as a couple of other village friends, all lifetime residents of Kargi, were interested in joining us on this...