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One of the students I taught at the local primary school. She LOVED being photographed.❤️ (at Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 25

One of the students I taught at the local primary school. She LOVED being photographed.❤️ (at Maasailand | Kenya)


A West African in East Africa, mistaken for an East African. All good. | FYI, I’m back in NY. Consider these all #latergrams :). (Kiserian | Kenya)
Jul 24

A West African in East Africa, mistaken for an East African. All good. | FYI, I’m back in NY. Consider these all #latergrams :). (Kiserian | Kenya)


This is in the village called Ilnarooj.There were a few of these colorfully painted tin homes scattered throughout, sitting beautifully against the backdrop of the sky and hills. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 24

This is in the village called Ilnarooj.There were a few of these colorfully painted tin homes scattered throughout, sitting beautifully against the backdrop of the sky and hills. (Maasailand | Kenya)


Stopped to greet this elder while visiting a neighbor. When greeting an elder Maasai, you bow your head and he or she gently lays the whole hand on top of it. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 24

Stopped to greet this elder while visiting a neighbor. When greeting an elder Maasai, you bow your head and he or she gently lays the whole hand on top of it. (Maasailand | Kenya)


Took this photo in a market in a town called Kiserian, the closest town to the village. Shortly after, I was squeezed next to him in a car with about 10 others on the way back to the village. (Kiserian | Kenya)
Jul 24

Took this photo in a market in a town called Kiserian, the closest town to the village. Shortly after, I was squeezed next to him in a car with about 10 others on the way back to the village. (Kiserian | Kenya)


I cannot get enough of these colors. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 24

I cannot get enough of these colors. (Maasailand | Kenya)


Ladies smiling during the ceremony. The ceremony was to celebrate the new dorm in the safe house where girls who have escaped child marriage and FGM reside. More on that soon. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 24

Ladies smiling during the ceremony. The ceremony was to celebrate the new dorm in the safe house where girls who have escaped child marriage and FGM reside. More on that soon. (Maasailand | Kenya)


Women waiting their turn to fill up their jerry cans. The woman standing wanted me to marry her son. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 24

Women waiting their turn to fill up their jerry cans. The woman standing wanted me to marry her son. (Maasailand | Kenya)


When Maasai women only fill up one jerry can, they strap it to their head to carry it back home. I tried to do it, but I failed miserably. I resorted to strapping it to my shoulder and staggered all the way back home. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 24

When Maasai women only fill up one jerry can, they strap it to their head to carry it back home. I tried to do it, but I failed miserably. I resorted to strapping it to my shoulder and staggered all the way back home. (Maasailand | Kenya)


One of the women in charge of the community water tank. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 24

One of the women in charge of the community water tank. (Maasailand | Kenya)


Fetching water with Eunice (Pt. 2). Trying to take photos while guiding my donkey with my stick was not easy. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 24

Fetching water with Eunice (Pt. 2). Trying to take photos while guiding my donkey with my stick was not easy. (Maasailand | Kenya)


Fetching water with Eunice (Pt. 1). The water tank is about 1.5 - 2 miles away from the home. The Maasai women do the fetching and it is backbreaking, hard work. About 4-6 jerry cans are filled up and strapped to a couple of donkeys. Each jerry can holds 20 liters and they are HEAVY. Strapping them onto the donkeys was rough. I have so much respect for the women in Africa who have to do the laborious task of fetching water. It is not easy. Lots of walking and heavy lifting. As much water as they can carry is what the entire family depends on for cooking, washing, drinking and bathing. The first time I fetched water, the donkeys got away from us (about 6 of them), and we wandered the bush for a bit looking for them. These kinds of experience make me appreciate so much more what we take for granted. (at Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 24

Fetching water with Eunice (Pt. 1). The water tank is about 1.5 - 2 miles away from the home. The Maasai women do the fetching and it is backbreaking, hard work. About 4-6 jerry cans are filled up and strapped to a couple of donkeys. Each jerry can holds 20 liters and they are HEAVY. Strapping them onto the donkeys was rough. I have so much respect for the women in Africa who have to do the laborious task of fetching water. It is not easy. Lots of walking and heavy lifting. As much water as they can carry is what the entire family depends on for cooking, washing, drinking and bathing. The first time I fetched water, the donkeys got away from us (about 6 of them), and we wandered the bush for a bit looking for them. These kinds of experience make me appreciate so much more what we take for granted. (at Maasailand | Kenya)


Here she is again with her beading circle. These women make Maasai jewelry and do embroidery. Their work is sold around the world through an organization that pushes women’s economic empowerment. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 22

Here she is again with her beading circle. These women make Maasai jewelry and do embroidery. Their work is sold around the world through an organization that pushes women’s economic empowerment. (Maasailand | Kenya)


This woman is the grandmother of one of the children who received a school uniform from the money I fundraised. She was so grateful her granddaughter received a school uniform, because it meant she could go to school for the first time. In this community, children cannot attend school without a uniform. A sincere thank you to those who donated because you literally gave the gift of education. I will do a proper post on the volunteer work and what was done with the fundraised money in the coming days on my website, and share photos of the children soon. Xx (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 22

This woman is the grandmother of one of the children who received a school uniform from the money I fundraised. She was so grateful her granddaughter received a school uniform, because it meant she could go to school for the first time. In this community, children cannot attend school without a uniform. A sincere thank you to those who donated because you literally gave the gift of education. I will do a proper post on the volunteer work and what was done with the fundraised money in the coming days on my website, and share photos of the children soon. Xx (Maasailand | Kenya)


I took many shots of the Maasai Morans (warriors) entering the ceremony. It was such a treat to watch and experience. And of course, the women in their shukas and jewelry were just as much of a visual feast as the Morans. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 22

I took many shots of the Maasai Morans (warriors) entering the ceremony. It was such a treat to watch and experience. And of course, the women in their shukas and jewelry were just as much of a visual feast as the Morans. (Maasailand | Kenya)