Jenny Borgerhoff Mulder
The Kara, who number only 700, live in the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia. Until very recently this tribe practised the killing of babies thought to be evil, because they were born out of wedlock, without the proper rituals or because their upper teeth appeared before the lower. This age old practice, based on fear bred of superstition, led to the killing of numberless babies. It is an extraordinary testament to the courage and open-mindedness of this tribe, who have neither running water, education nor electricity, that they have dared to make this dramatic change. Their traditional customs may be primitive, their life-style extremely deprived, but these people have made a revolution in their lives which few others have achieved.
Monica Alcazar-Duarte • Jenny Borgerhoff Mulder • Jamie Clark • Cinzia D'Ambrosi • Hanna-Katrina Jedrosz • Phil Le Gal •