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Other Groups Overview

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Monday, 09 July 2012 13:30

The Umoja Women's Group has served as a model for other women in Samburu district. Following Umoja's lead, many other women's groups have formed. These groups continue to turn to Umoja for advice and assistance. Below is a brief profile of 5 women's groups in Kiltamany, a remote area outside Archer's Post, a town in Samburu district in the north of Kenya where Umoja operates. Each group is registered and members have contributed 10,000 Kenyan shillings each towards their group bank accounts. Their main economic activities include selling beadwork to tourists and selling foodstuffs in village shops (dukas). These dukas are essential to local communities, as they serve as the only steady supply of food.

However, the problems faced by these groups are many. Limited access to water presents a life threatening challenge, while transportation and accessibility remain a serious concern despite the fact that these groups collaborated to clear a road to their area. As public transportation does not reach the area, the women are forced to walk for over two days to reach the nearest town for foodstuffs, health services, and to attend trainings and workshops. Also due to its remote location, there is no consistent flow of tourists to the area, making any income generated from beadwork minimal and unreliable.

Overall, the lack of infrastructure and accessibility to the region where these five women's groups live, in combination with their lack of formal education, means that these women are not aware or are unable to initiate any other types of business by which to sustain themselves and their families. As such, these groups desperately need a reliable means of transportation owned by one of the women's groups and education in the form of adult education programs or workshops. Please read the following profiles of these five women's groups, and note that not all members were present for the group photos.

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