Women, backbone of the country

Women hold Kenyan society together. They go about their lives supporting their families, earning their “daily bread” and the money necessary to pay the fees to send their children to school and outfit them in uniforms.

Here a woman is packing charcoal. This form of charcoal is not the neat briquettes we use but is produced in the same general manner. Wood is slowly heated in a vessel which removes water and other materials producing a carbon residue. The advantage of charcoal is that it generates heat at a higher temperature than wood with less flame and smoke.