Barabara is called Kisuahili “road, wide way”
Barabara is the priest who guided the parish of Ololkirikirai in the highlands of Kenya from 2003 to 2013 and has moved a lot. He himself comes from Tanzania, from the Moshi district at the foot of Kilimanjaro and is a Chagga.
The people of the Chagga are famous for their horticulture. The homegardens of the Chagga are elaborate mixed cultures, in which crops are grown as a plant, a principle that imitates the permaculture.
In November 2013, Barabara was summoned by his bishop to the savannah in the south of Kenya to take over the leadership of the Oltepesi Cultural Institute. Even in this very dry area between the towns of Kajiado and Sultan Hamud, deforestation is a major problem, but the establishment of new vegetation is much more difficult than in the highlands.
We are working with Barbara to set up a project area in Tepesi as well.
More about his work on the homepage www.barabara.at