(pronounced buˈra) A word that has origins in East Africa. For some Kenyan natives, it means rain, while for others in Tanzania it means ‘leader in Africa’.
Indigenous religion in Africa was often tied to the natural environment, with influence on community and land management. An example is the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya that prayed for mbura (rain) facing Mt. Kenya when droughts occurred.
With awareness, communities would not only be empowered, but also be enabled to lead their own resilience stories. While this is happening in some places, it is not commonplace and yet it should be!