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Collecting Information


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Jackson e-mailed that he is working to collect more information needed before we can move ahead on the well.  Because of an ongoing drought, the Maasai have had to walk further and further for water, both for personal use and for water for their cattle.  Luckily, rains have come to the Mara, and the grasses are growing lush to feed herds, both wild and domestic.

Here’s a photo of a new kraal, or corral, which eventually will be part of his family’s new home.  It’s near his old one.  The fence around the kraal will feature heavy logs and barbed wire.  Most kraals now have a fence of acacia tree branches with thorns 1½ to 2 inches long.  Intimidating but you have to agree that if a lion were lurking in the evening, you’d prefer having yourself and your livestock behind a log and barbed wire fence.

Jackson envisions the well eventually being close by, with enough water to meet the needs of about 500 Maasai.  A dream?  Perhaps, but let’s try to make it happen!

New Kraal, under Construction

New Kraal, under Construction

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