Small gesture – big impact

Our Newsletter caused great excitement in Boji when two Biovision project staff showed local people the report on the first phase of the project “Camels for drought areas”. The camel owners were thrilled to see photos of family members not seen for a long time. The following sequence of photos shows the “family meeting” brought about by the Biovision Newsletter.
More on the project …

  • Man shows a newspaper
    Dr Kennedy Agoy Lumadede from VSF shows people from Boji a copy of the Biovision Newsletter reporting on the project in Switzerland.
  • Woman reads a newspaper from Biovision
  • Men read a newspaper from Biovision
  • Women read a newspaper from Biovision
    The village elder from Bulesa portrayed in the Biovision Newsletter is known to the people in Boji even though he lives a long way away.
  • Women read a newspaper from Biovision
    The Newsletter generates considerable interest in Boji.
  • A woman is taking notes
    Mirjam Moser, former project coordinator at Biovision records the information and suggestions made by the camel owners in Boji.
  • People are sitting under a tree
    Biovision and “Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse” (VSF) exchange ideas with local people on the camel project in Boji.

  • Picture of a landscape
    Boji is a village in the semi-arid area of Isiolo County in Kenya. It is home to members of the semi-nomadic Borana tribe.
  • A dead cow lies on the ground
    Drought is on the increase in North-Eastern Kenya. Cattle, goats and sheep often die from hunger or thirst because of the distance between watering holes and grazing lands.
  • Camels at a watering place
    Biovision is supporting the semi-nomads in their search for opportunities that will help them meet the challenges of climate change. This includes the re-introduction of camels that are much more resilient to drought than cattle or small domestic animals.