Sidai, Very Sidai

I wanted to start by describing what Masai women look like: their colorful beads, their blankets, the elaborately pierced ears, the dignity they all walk with, their beauty.  But I don’t think words do them justice so here’s a few pictures: These pictures were taken by Kole Purdy, Just One Africa’s photographer during their previous…

Water Filters

On Tuesday, June 7th, I started my fieldwork.  The American NGO Just One Africa has distributed hundreds of water filters in Kimana, where I am living, and Loitokitok, a town 20 minutes down the road.  Just One employs two Kenyans named Edward and Mike to follow up on the filters.  Mike was already at Lenkai…

Night-time in Kimana

I’m taking an online class on creative non-fiction this summer. Here is an excerpt from my first assignment. We were told to describe a place with sentences of seven words or less. I hope you enjoy it! I’m on a water tower.  I sit comfortably, back against the tank.  My left ankle lies under my…

Who’s Here to Teach Who?

This past weekend has been filled with new experiences. Matthew, Sage, and I arrived in Kimana, Kenya last Thursday and have been given time from then to now to become oriented with our new home, work site, and way of living. This time was incredibly useful. Now we are well-rested and ready to work. During the…