Nomads are really restless people that’s always on the move, a bit like us. We never sit still, and move from audition to audition, and from party to party. But sometimes we go and hang out with the real bedouins of Lebanon.
There are between 100-150.000 bedouins in this country. They earn their living from helping out landowners with the crop, and they live in semi-postable tents. Some of the tents are made from billboard posters, which can turn a humble home into a Chanel fashion statement.
Most of the bedouins women wear kick-ass dresses in vivid colours, making them look like flowers when they work in the field. Little do they know that they are walking pieces of state-of-the-art fashion that could take the piss out of any 21st century couture designer. Isn’t that ironic? lol
But, as a paperless minority, they suffer several problems. Among other things, they fall outside of the health care system, which means that life can suck if you get the flue.
That’s why we simply love The Bedouin Health Project that works to improve reproductive and child health care in Lebanon’s bedouin community. Happy New Year!