UMOJA - U.A.S.O. Women's Group
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According to custom, Samburu women do not have the right to own property, and husbands have full control over their wives' possessions, leaving these women especially vulnerable. Furthermore, women do not receive inheritances. When a husband dies, his possessions are left to his sons. If the deceased husband does not have any sons, his brothers inherit his possessions. In either circumstance, the widow is left at the mercy of her sons or brother-in-laws to ensure her well-being and the well-being of her children. Umoja empowers women by giving them the right to own property. This women's group owns land and livestock, to which each woman is entitled. Ownership grants the women financial independence and the freedom to manage their own resources.


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