This is our thank you to our donors for years of generosity.
Also, this is an introduction for many who have never heard of the Trust or even the Samburu before.
Most importantly this is for the Samburu, the semi-nomadic warriors of Kenya’s Northern Desertlands, as a fundraising tool for their benefit. We have named it after the Waso, the major river system in Northern Kenya and the lifeblood of the Samburu.
What we want to do with these posts is introduce you to the Samburu through long-form blog posts about aspects of their way of life; creative impressions from personal experiences with close friends, moraani (warriors) and mamas (married women) alike.
These Chapters will be weekly, in between general Trust news posts. There is a glossary on the right with Samburu terms that we will add to as we go on.
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WASO CHAPTER 1: INTRO TO THE SAMBURU & WASO
Please look at our glossary of Samburu words to the right for definitions of Samburu terms.
Waso is an area of semi-arid desertlands in southern Samburuland, the vast tribelands of the Samburu of Northern Kenya. Dotted with small hills and snaked by the Waso river, it is surrounded by hills and mountains to the South and West, and in the North and East it stretches into the desert.