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What Umoja Does

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Monday, 09 July 2012 13:26

Umoja has improved not only the lives of its members, but also those of the community at large. For example, Umoja members voluntarily share their hard-earned incomes with the husbands and families they fled. This financial success stems from numerous activities. They currently make beaded jewelry and other crafts to sell in their curio shop, they individually and collectively own livestock and they operate a group savings system. The profits from these endeavors help to sustain the women and contribute to covering the medical fees their members incur. In addition, the profits are used to ensure the upkeep of a campsite and cultural centre for tourists, and to operate a preschool which is open to Umoja's members and the surrounding community. Tuition for the preschool is on a pay-as-you-can basis; payment can also be in the form of firewood, which is used to cook the children's daily breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon, the schoolhouse also operates as a centre for adult education; Umoja's members, most of whom are illiterate, learn basic Swahili, English and mathematics in these classes.

Umoja also serves as an umbrella organization for over 60 other women's group in the Samburu hinterland. These groups rely on Umoja for advice on capacity building, and also attend the various workshops Umoja helps organize on women's rights and income-generating activities. However, because neither Umoja nor any of the other women's groups have independent means of transport, it is often difficult for many interested women to attend, and communication between these groups is often limited as well.

Umoja has been lauded by local community members and leaders, as well as by the national and international press. As the organization and its responsibilities grow, so must the resources which make its work possible.

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