#587 — More on Firewood

Our biogas system when it was working. After last week’s Report from Kenya on Firewood (see here), I received a good number of comments and questions. So I thought it would be best to post another Report in response to cover additional issues. Note that the intent of the former Report was to indicate what people in the rural areas READ MORE

#586 — Firewood

This eucalyptus tree has just been cut down for firewood. Notice the stump in the top center. Contrary to the common conception that only women and children search for and carry firewood, a man will chop and split this tree into appropriate-sized pieces. Whenever I drive an African including Gladys through a wooded area in the United States, he or READ MORE

# 585 — Updates on Innovations in Peacemaking — Burundi

By Elie Nahimana, IPB Coordinator Update on fundraiser for Judith Nandikove: So far we have received 6 donations totaling $525 towards the goal of $1200. To contribute to her attendance at the February HROC International Training in Rwanda, go to https://goto.gg/f/33160. 2019 Donors to Innovations in Peacemaking — Burundi: The following thirty donors contributed a total of $3005.80 in 2019 READ MORE

#581 — Journey through the Kenyan Medical System

Americans have extremely negative attitudes towards health care in sub-Saharan Africa. It is filled with exotic diseases and HIV/AIDS. Much of this is perpetrated by non-profit organizations that are raising funds from gullible Americans to support their projects in Africa. If you question this assertion, consider the incident during the 2013 to 2016 ebola epidemic in West Africa: a Kansas READ MORE

#580 — Pictures for a Thousand Words

Note: This Report from Kenya was supposed to go out last Friday, but I have been in the hospital in Nairobi for the last four day with a bacterial infection. I will be released tomorrow morning after my last injection this evening. My next Report from Kenya will be “Adventures in the Kenyan Health Care System” and you will learn READ MORE

#579 — Intersex People in Kenya

On a nice, spring day in 1994, I drove from Gaithersburg, MD, to Haverford College outside Philadelphia, to visit my daughter, Joy, who was at that time a student there. I found her on the sidelines of a co-ed rugby game. She pointed out one particular player and asked me, “Is that player a male or a female?” It was READ MORE

#578 — Landslides/Floods

__________________________________________________ This is a town in West Pokot covered by a landslide. As you can see, the side of the hill collapsed and the dirt just covered the town. West Pokot is part of the descent from the Kenyan highlands to the bottom of the Rift Valley so there are many steep hillsides which are prone to landslides like this. READ MORE