African Proverb of the Week

Updated: Feb 18, 2021

In central Africa, specifically in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), we find many big wild elephants. Being a hunting society, the Legal Ethnic Group community can easily kill other animals by trapping or shooting them with arrows or spears. That, however, was not possible when killing elephants. They therefore had to dig deep pits to trap them. When a young or female elephant got trapped, all the others could come to rescue the victim. But when it happened to a male elephant, only the males could rescue it because of their size and strength.

The quote refers to the idea that when you are in need of help or in need of uplifting; the most qualified to be of help to you is one that is equipped, equal or greater in stature, ability and strength.


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