Welcome to the Umoja Women’s Web Site, where you can purchase beautiful beaded items made by Samburu women of Northern Kenya. We are happy to be one of the designated partners of the Half the Sky Movement to offer you a special collection of items. As Rebecca Lolosoli indicates in the PBS Movie, the women depend on the sale of their beaded items to support themselves and their families.

The Umoja Womens Fund, a 501c3 non-profit, pays the women directly when they produce each item. The labor price paid is approximately 2x the established fair wage for Kenya. Additional money is distributed to the women periodically from the  income received through on-line and direct retail sales events.  Remaining income  and donations are given back to the community to support projects that the women have selected. These on-going projects include scholarships for the young girls, teachers salaries and lunches for the Umoja pre-school, a fresh water project, and most recently, a health care project and support for entrepreneurial training conducted by BOMA  . 

All who support the work of the foundation are volunteers and receive no income for their work.

You can be proud to purchase an item that directly supports the women artisans in such a full measure.












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Samburu Women  Receive Health Care

Women from Umoja and Unity make regular visits to the new Doctor in Archers Post.  They bring their coughs, their dysentery, their malaria, and most importantly they bring their children. 

Community Projects at Umoja Funded through 2013  Donations and on-line sales enable the Umoja Women’s Fund to fully fund health, education,  and clean water.

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Changes at Umoja Village  Since its formation in 1990, Umoja has had as many as 60 inhabitants. Today only 20 or so women live there.                                               READ MORE

BOMA targets current and former members of Umoja  The Umoja Women’s Fund has partnered with the BOMA Project to give the women  business skills training and the opportunity for a sustainable future.

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         To Our Partners at Half the Sky

                A Massive Thank You

for increased sales and donations that support                    and enlarge our on-going projects 


  MULTI Colored Necklace



  White and Black Necklace



Tower Bracelet

Large $45 only

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Fashion Cuffs



The Items pictured here are currently available 

for immediate delivery. They are all handcrafted by the women of Umoja.