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A mokoro poler’s cry

WE NEED HELP: Daonara resident

With borders shut due to Covid-19 pandemic, the tourism industry has been hit hard, but a small community whose economy depended entirely on tourism in the heart of the Okavango Delta has been devastated.

Yarobi Samati, a 60- year old woman of Daonara settlement whose only source of livelihood was offering canoe rides to tourists said mokoro poling was the only skill she had ever monetized since she acquired it from her father when she was a little girl.

The mother of five who earned a living by offering canoe (mokoro) rides to tourists has been left jobless, broke and desperate in her ...

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