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Monday, 09 July 2012 13:31

SUBPAGE TITLE: WOMEN'S GROUPS Kiltamany Women's Group:
Years in operation: 9
Number of members: 32

The group currently buys and sells livestock as a collective, own a small shop in their village selling foodstuffs, and they make beadwork to sell to the occasional visiting tourists. Their efforts are constrained by a lack of sufficient water (they have one small hand pump that does not meet their needs) and a lack of tourists.


Nyuat ("to assist themselves") Women's Group:
Years in operation: 4
Number of members: 34

The group sells foodstuffs such as sugar, tea leaves, and tobacco sold out of their members' own homes. This is problematic because the stock and profits are often stolen by family members. They would like to open their own shop so that the goods can be secured.


Mbagas Women's Group:
Years in operation: 1
Number of members: 30

This group started by buying beads to resell to other groups, but due to transportation difficulties was unable to restock their supplies. They now make some beadwork to sell, but are mostly involved in selling tea and sugar. Last, they are often pressured to loan their profits to community members, and often are not repaid. Thus their profits are not reinvested into their businesses.


Naapu ("uplift") Women's Group:
Years in operation: 1
Number of members: 32

This group is involved in selling sugar and tea, but have thus far experienced little success due to a lack of available funds.


Naseryan ("cooperation/staying together") Women's Group:
Years in operation: 1
Number of members: 35

This group started by organizing a "merry-go-round" lending system, in which members would contribute money to a pool each month to then be allocated to a particular member to start their own small business. They have also initiated and registered their own adult education program, in which they employ the local nursery school teacher to conduct classes for the women every afternoon. While they make beadwork to sell in order to raise funds, they lack buyers for these products and have not been able to pay the teacher for the last 5 months.

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