SHEPHERDING IN KENYA
"The traditional communities base their survival on agriculture, livestock, fishing, and the collection of fruits and wild honey. The Samburu are totally dedicated to shepherding, because the territory where they live is not suitable for agriculture. The best option is grazing, which allows their goats to forage among the bushes of the semi-desert. When there is rain and grass grows, the work goes more smoothly, as they do not need to travel far, but usually the terrain is extremely dry and the herding boys and girls have to cover long distances in the hot sun, arriving exhausted at the end of the day with their herds. The hope is that the herd will multiply quickly and they will have enough animals to provide stability for the family. The stability of the herd is threatened by predatory animals, by thieves from other tribes, but above all by the drought that cyclically strikes them and decimates their herds. The shepherds never give up hope and often have to start again with what little they have left".
Luis Carlos Fernández
GAM asbl Representative in Kenya
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