Robert comes from a family of goat-herders and lives in northern Turkana. It’s a dry, harsh place to grow up – during the six hour drive from the airport, we see little but dust and thorny trees.
Now we’ve reached Robert’s village, there’s no water or farmland in sight at all. It’s hard to imagine how families survive here – when we ask, we discover Robert gets by on just maize and beans.
Sometimes he’ll also eat small fruit knocked out of the trees with stones and, if it’s a very special occasion, the family will roast a goat. But increasingly, even the meals of maize and beans are few and far between.Read full post