September 25, 2008

Nov. 2012: “Let the guest come so that the host or hostess may benefit (get well).” – Swahili (Eastern and Central Africa) Proverb

November 2012Hospitality Mgeni njoo, mwenyeji apone. (Swahili) Let the guest come so that the host or hostess may benefit (get well). (English) Swahili (Eastern and Central […]
September 25, 2008

Nov. 2009: “Suffering is prior to attaining success or perfection.” – Chagga (Tanzania) Proverb

November 2009Suffer for Justice Kulalya ukiwa kommba mndu vo / Ulandelye ukiwa ulandewe mndu pfo / Utametelya ukiva weva mndu kwi. (Three Chagga dialects) Usipopata taabu […]
September 25, 2008

Nov. 2010: “It [a bug] grows up in dry wood, and yet it comes to maturity.” – Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb

November 2009Simple Lifestyle Iireragira ruku-ini ni ikaya kuigana. (Gikuyu) It [a bug] grows up in dry wood, and yet it comes to maturity. (English)  Gikuyu (Kenya) […]
September 25, 2008

Nov. 2010: “One who enters the forest does not listen to the breaking of the twigs in the brush.” – Bemba (Zambia) Proverb

November 2011Overcoming Pollution Uwaingila mu mushintu, tomfwa swanswa. (Bemba) One who enters the forest does not listen to the breaking of the twigs in the brush. […]
September 25, 2008

Oct. 2009: “Only a wise person can solve a difficult problem.” – Akan (Ghana) Proverb

October 2009Depend on Wise People Nyansapö, kwasea ntumi nsane gye sé nyansafoö. (Akan) The knot of wisdom a fool cannot untie; it takes a wise person. […]
September 25, 2008

Oct. 2010: “Like ants, eat little and carry the rest back to your home.” – Bembe (Democratic Republic of the Congo – DRC, Tanzania) Proverb

October 2010Concern for the Whole Community Wabiute, walya watundila uenyu. (Bembe) Kama siafu, kula sehemu ndogo na peleka nyingine nyumbani. (Swahili) Comme les fourmis, mange peu […]
September 25, 2008

Oct. 2011: “One hand does not catch a buffalo. ” – Ewe (Ghana, Benin, Nigeria and Togo) Proverb

October 2011Working Together for Reforestation Asi deka melea todzo o. (Ewe) Mkono moja huwezi kushika nyati. (Swahili) Une seule main ne peut pas attraper un buffle. […]
September 25, 2008

Oct. 2012: “The hyena with a cub does not eat up (consume) all the available food.” – Akamba (Kenya) Proverb

October 2012Sharing Mbiti yi mwana ndiisaa ikamina. (Akamba) Fisi mwenye mtoto hali na kumaliza chakula. (Swahili) The hyena with a cub does not eat up (consume) […]
September 25, 2008

Sep. 2009: “The eyes of the wise person see through you. ” – Haya (Tanzania) Proverb

September 2009Act Wisely Amaisho gomukuru gakila orumuli kumulika. (Haya) Fumbo mfubie mjinga mwerevu huling’amua. (Swahili) The eyes of the wise person see through you. (English) Haya […]