By Regina Mburu, communications liaison for Unbound in Africa
Peter, 47, from Kenya roasts goat meat for his customers.
Peter weighs the raw meat before wrapping it up for a customer to take home.
Peter has a big smile as he chats with his customers while weighing and chopping meat for them. Peter is from Kenya and works as a butcher, selling goat meat, raw or roasted, to support his family.
“I have been doing this for the last two years,” he said. “It gives me great joy to be a butcher. This job, though it seems messy for some, helps me put food on my family’s table.”
I follow Peter around his butchery, and the zeal with which he goes around doing his work is admirable. As he puts some meat on the fire to roast, Peter lets me in on the history of his business.
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