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Women making a new house

A newly arrived family in Grifto village starts making a new home. They walked for days in search of food and water to get here. Rashid Maalim, the father, says:

 

“To make the house, the first step is to dig a hole. But the challenge here is if you dig a bit, you will find stones. The women get bruises on their hands. Where we come from we place two sticks in a hole, but here because of the intensity of the wind we place five sticks so that the house will be strong. Then we use ropes to tie together the whole house, and then we cover with pleated grass.”

 

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Taken on July 8, 2011