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Umoja women handcraft their financial sustainability

“Almost 300 years, or more, we were introduced to these glass beads,” says Rebecca Lolosoli, the matriarch of the Umoja Village. In Part 2 of our mini-doc, we learn more about how the women at the village work toward the community’s financial sustainability through the art of handmade jewelry, an age-old craft that has been passed down to each generation of women.

The women use the money from the jewelry that they sell to run the village, build houses for the women and educate their offspring.

Have you seen Part 1? Click the link to hear Rebecca’s story about founding the village that has become a safe haven where women of the Samburu tribe can live freely while preserving their basic rights.