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  Profile: Houkai
Updated 24 January 2003, 10.43
Houkai - nomad girl
Houkai is part of a nomadic tribe who live in the desert in Mali.

Her family moves about once a month depending on where they can find water and graze their animals.

Because they move about so much, Houkai and her family live in a tent.

Name: Houkai
Age: Maybe 10, not really sure
Home: I live in a tent in the desert near Timbuktu, Mali
School: It depends what season it is and how near we are to a school, but I go when I can. If I do go it's usually from 8am - 12pm.

What do you do to have fun? I like to play with my sand houses. I make a play kitchen and pretend to cook, but have to cook real dinner for my family! Only girls are allowed to play in nomad families.
Pets: I don't have any pets, but my family have camels and goats.
Fave music: I like modern Toureg music
Fave TV/Film: We don't watch films, tv or have access to the internet, or have any books to read.



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