The Desperation of Waiting for the Rain

written 10/23

Today was the first day that I really began to understand the way that life here is ruled by the weather. This is something we have been told repeatedly, but hearing about it and seeing it in action are completely different.

The seasons here are divided into the rainy seasons and the dry seasons. There are the short rains, which last from Oct-Nov, and the long rains, which last from March-May. In between them are dry periods. Because of the overwhelming dependence on corn for subsistence…

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