Author Country :Kenya Genre Type :True story Location :Kenya Year of Publication :NULL/ Publication :Once Upon a Time in Africa (2004), African Stories for Preachers and Teachers (2005) Sub Theme :Children, Cleverness, Environment/Ecology/Nature, Science/ Author Name :Sister Jacqueline Dorr, M.M./ Author City :Chalbi Desert
Whilewalking home from a leadership workshop
in Kenya’s Chalbi Desert, I caught up to five-year-old Sori. She was knitting,
her tiny fingers flying as she walked to the local shop to buy sugar. Admiring
handiwork from one so young, I asked what she was going to do with her yet-small
piece of cloth. "It’s a blanket to protect my new baby brother from the cold
desert wind at night," she replied.
Impressed, I was even more amazed at her ingenuity.
Her knitting needles were four-inch thorns cut from trees surrounding her