Maasai mother and childMaasai mother and infant. In addition to caring for children, Maasai women are responsible for cooking; milking cows; fetching water (the women in this village had to walk about 1 km each way to get water from a stream); washing clothes; building and repairing houses; gathering wood and dung for cooking fires; planting, caring for, and harvesting crops (some Maasai now raise corn, wheat and barley); and making beaded jewelry for the family and for sale to tourists.

(From a 2002 trip to Kenya.)


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