So, Rebecca set up a group with fifteen women called ‘Umoja Uaso Women’s Group’. This group eventually became a village – a safe haven for the local women, where equality of the sexes is the main objective.
Location: Umoja village, Samburu County, northern Kenya.
Population: About 47 women and their children.
Religion: Christian, Muslim, with aspects of local indigenous beliefs.
Language: Swahili, Sambur, English.
- Only women and their children (female and male) are allowed to live with in the village.
- Only women control the main running of the village, although boys and men also have a say.
- Women are only allowed to meet lovers from other areas, outside the village.