Dahabo Adbille, 40 years old, came from Gelef, some 100 kilometers from Dhobley. She has 8 children and her very old and sick husband is in Kisimayo because of his conditions and couldn’t travel with the rest of the family. She fled her place because of the war and the threats from the militias and started the journey to Dhobley in August 2011 and arrived in September trekking from Gelef. Because of the war one of her nephews was killed and she lost most of her goats. Now she owns only 15 of them while before she had some 50 at home.
Dahaho was a pastoralist like her husband and used to roam in the bushes with the goats and sell firewood for little money for her daily needs. But the unrest within her home place she had to flee. Before the war she moved to Gelef because of the construction on wells and boreholes and the area was developing according to her. Her family was settling down leaving the nomadic way of life. But the violence changed her plans. Her children would enjoy school if she had means to pay for the education. Because of the poverty her children haven’t been able to attend any school yet.
Nowadays she feels secure in Dhobley, far from the fighting. However she would return to her nomadic life when there would be some stability in Somalia.