Give A Hand To Make The Best Future

  • Anti FGM Campaigns
  • Beaded Jewelry Business
  • Gardening
  • Scholarship for vulnerable girls
  • Running an academy - Umoja Muehlbauer Academy
  • Running a commercial tourist campsite
  • Enforcing gender parity in every community and political representation

Teaching and Support Staff

Our school's members of staff are the backbone of the academy and Umoja Uaso Women Group bestows them utmost appreciation for their tireless and impeccable work in dispensing quality education to school pupils. Umoja Muehlbauer Academy observes a maximum number of 40 pupils per class as stipulated by Ministry of Education to ensure teacher-pupil contact for best attention and perfomance 

P+7 Vulnerable Girls Scholarship

Through benefactors Freundeskreis Umoja e.V. - Friends of Umoja (FKU), the school initiated a scholarship programme in 2017 dubbed P+7 for young girls from vulnerable families joining Grade One, taking 20 girls a year. In any circumstance that sponsors exceed 20 supporters for a given year; the excess is assigned to boys from humble backgrounds. 

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Umoja Village - where women rule

Umoja Village is a safe haven for Umoja Women.  The members of Umoja Uaso Women Group decided to found a women-only village and reside together, thus providing collective security and cooperation. The group also dedicated itself to informing women and girls about their rights, their health (for example, by encouraging pregnant Umoja residents to receive prenatal care), and helped them start income-generating activities for their socio-economic wellbeing.

Clean Water For People

Umoja Uaso Women Group and Umoja Muehlbauer Academy ensures constant provision of clean and safe drinking water. The school has a borehole and a water desalination reverse osmosis system that supplies fresh water. Water availability is adequate for the village, the village gardens, the academy and Umoja Uaso Campsite.


Umoja Muehlbauer Academy

Umoja Muehlbauer Academy was launched on Wed 14th –May-2014 with a principal objective of offering quality education and empowering vulnerable girls from humble background to secure a future through offer of basic education and scholarship. The first three standard classrooms blocks and an administration office were built courtesy of Muelhbauer Foundation in Roding, Germany. Read More>>

Jewelry Business and Online Shop

Jewelry and artisan work has been the axis of Umoja Women social-economic activities. They kept some livestock such as goats and cattle, but due to local insecurity, they lost them all. The women run a curio shop in the village where tourists buy from when they visit. The village also runs an online jewelry shop. Kindly follow this link https://umojajewellery.com/

Anti FGM Campaigns

Umoja Uaso Women Group has been at the forefront of championing for girl child and women rights taking every available opportunity to address the agenda. This has been the modus operandi being iconic in the field of gender mainstreaming. We conduct widescale sensitization campaign in our outreach in vulnerable areas.



The village where women rule 

In our series The World of Mothers, we look at what motherhood means around the globe. In this installment, we look at a community in Kenya healing from tragedy.



Rebecca Lolosoli

Seated cross-legged on tan sisal mats in the shade, Rebecca Lolosoli, matriarch of a village for women only, took the hand of a frightened 13-year-old girl. The child was expected to wed a man nearly three times her age, and Lolosoli told her she didn't have to. "You are a small girl. He is an old man," said Lolosoli, who gives haven to young girls running from forced marriages. 

The Washington Post

The Washington Post


Umoja Village

Only women are allowed to live in Umoja. Julie Bindel visits the Kenyan village that began as a refuge for survivors of sexual violence - and discovers its inhabitants are thriving in the single-sex community





The Guardian

The Guardian


Rebecca Samaria Lolosoli

Rebecca Samaria Lolosoli

Founder and Matriach, Umoja Uaso Women Group

Jane Leng'ope

Jane Leng'ope

Group Secretary

Pauline Lekureiya

Pauline Lekureiya

Group Treasurer

Judia Lalampaa

Judia Lalampaa

Group Member


Umoja Campsite

Umoja Campsite sitting on a 14-acre land along Waso River is an economic enterprise of Umoja Uaso Women Group bolstering its economic situation by accruing from the tourism business. It is established with 12 self-contained cottages that can accommodate 30 pax, commodious camping space for an unlimited number of people, bar and restaurant, ample parking, and a well-equipped kitchen. A good deal of budget-friendly rates are offered; it is 1.1 KMS from Archer's Town/Isiolo-Marsabit tarmac highway.


  • FGM Campaigns
    FGM Campaigns Umoja Women are known champions for girls and women rights. They have set an explicit example of women empowerment through various means. They stand with all vulnerable women of the society and sensitizing them on their rights and demanding for the same. The women participate in community leadership, own properties…
    Written on Saturday, 22 August 2020
  • Gardens for food security
    Gardens for food security Umoja Uaso Women Group ladies are diversifying economic alternatives from just livestock rearing and tourist beaded jewelry business. Livestock keeping is susceptible to diseases, drought and insecurity through cattle raids. By trying their hands in gardening, it provides enough for all the villages households as well as access to balance…
    Written on Saturday, 22 August 2020
  • Provide students with WASH education and facilities
    Provide students with WASH education and facilities Umoja Muehlbauer Academy was supported by benefactors in building sanitation facilities for pupils. This included 4 bathroom, 3 toilets and a wash area in the middle. Since the provision of the infrastructure, our pupils have continued to observe hygiene and cases of stomach ailments decreased tremendously.
    Written on Saturday, 22 August 2020


Office Adress

Umoja Uaso Women Group

P.O Box 548-60300

Isiolo, Kenya

Phone Number

+254 721 659 717

Email Adress

E-mail: witowetu@gmail.com

Website Support: tomlolosoli@gmail.com

About Umoja Uaso Women Group

In 1990, 15 women formed and registered the Umoja Uaso Women's Group with the then Ministry of Culture, Heritage and Social Services to address these issues. They started by selling beadwork and other goods. After facing threats from men jealous of their success, the members decided to found a women-only village and reside together.

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