COW CURRENCY Campaign by Rural School of Economics
Bazo wrote an autobiographical story about the Hamar people and Gele made drawings of his pastoral childhood memories.
Lumbung Press at documenta fifteen was happy to print the unique material! And voilà! A publication about Hamar through their own perspective!
The Hamar currency is cattle and all land is free to be used by anyone. The book is also a complicated story of a conflict between strict customs and demands for change. A drought caused by climate change, struggles for adaptation and women’s rights.
Bazo’s family lost their animals due to discriminatory inheritance customs and drought, he writes: “People are hungry now. If my family owns five cows and ten goats, they will amazingly improve their lives. A Hamar family will not keep money in the Bank. They only believe in living things.” Exchange rate for 5 cows and 10 goats is around 2000,- euro. Please consider donating to help our colleague Bazo’s family overcome current struggles.
Details for bank transfer:
Bank account: Stichting Myvillages
IBAN: NL24 INGB 0001 5460 59
With a note: For Bazo Morfa
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