Growing up in Moshi, Tanzania under the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain above sea level in the world, I experienced its importance in the social, economic and environmental development of the country. The region is abundantly rich with natural resources, such as the constant flow of a network of rivers and streams from the mountain to most homesteads, forested and bushy covered land, and cool or cold weather throughout the year.

Sadly, in the latter years of my youth and even to date, one would see women and children ...


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