In America, we take things like public libraries for granted. Don’t have enough money to buy a book? Get out your library card and borrow one from your nearest library.
In many parts of the world, their are no local public libraries. People may never see books because they can’t afford one and there’s nowhere nearby to borrow one from. The Camel Book Drive hopes to bring books to parts of Kenya where they are not readily available.
The project was started by authors who wanted to fill the void. The project is now open to anyone who wants to donate. Books can be chosen from a list at Amazon.com. They accept books in English and Swahili. When they arrive and are sorted, they then are loaded onto camel mobile library and taken to whatever area is served.
A few thousand books have been donated since the project began. Every book sent is a gift. You can learn more about the project from theCamel Book Drive blog.