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Maralal, Northern Kenya. This photo of an old Samburu woman was taken in the outskirts of Maralal in Northern Kenya. I am still captivated by her gentle smile and the thousand stories told through her face. Asking her about her age, all she could tell was, that she was born in the year after the big drought. "But age doesn't matter", she says. What matters is to have enough children, in order to keep a large herd of cattle. Cause when the next drought comes, you'll better have enough cattle to survive, says the mother of 14 children....
Photo of an old Samburu woman taken in the outskirts of Maralal in Northern Kenya. Asked about her about her age, all she could say was, that she was born in the year after the big drought. “But age doesn’t matter”, she says. What matters is to have enough children, in order to keep a large herd of cattle. Cause when the next drought comes, you’ll better have enough cattle to survive, says the mother of 14 children….

I am still captivated by her gentle smile and the thousand stories told through her face…Fanny Shiz