These are friends I made in the Bush of North East Kenya. They tough and hardworking. They work in the harsh desert conditions collecting the firewood you see them carrying. Home is around 3 miles away in the Hagadera refugee camp. They are from Somalia. When we met the younger ones kissed the back of my hand, as you can see they are delightful company.
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Meet David. His mum and dad were killed in an air bombardment in their home when he was eleven. He was outside playing at the time. He left South Sudan on foot when he was 14 and arrived some time later at Kukuma refugee camp in north eastern Kenya. Some time later he moved to …
Americans have watches but Africans have time. There is a Kenyan proverb: haba na haba hujaza kibaba. It reflects the need for patience. Boy learning a language takes plenty of that. I look at a tree and stuggle with mti. I have looked up and repeated the simplist phrases again and again. Thank you that I have haba na haba hujaza kibaba to lean upon.