Welcome to Unity Village!
Click above to see the women of Unity singing a welcome song.
To support Unity Village, you can make a donation at www.SamburuYouth.org/donate, a U.S.-based non-profit that supports women and youth in the region. If you would like 100% of your donation directed to the Unity women, please add a comment in the ‘notes’ section of the on-line donation form.
You can also support Unity through purchase of their beadwork on Etsy. Search for “SupportSamburu” on Etsy or click here to go to the site.
Join us beneath the shade of an acacia tree or for a cup of tea in our huts to learn the story of Unity Village, how we support the education of our children, and perhaps you’ll even try making beaded jewelry with us. Women in Kenya face many challenges such as spousal abuse, female genital mutilation and forced marriage. These issues are very real to many women in our region of northern Kenya, despite growing awarenessby the rest of the world about the inequities and violations of rights of such issues. Unity Village was created as a place for women to live safe, independent lives where they can teach their children and the surrounding villages that women deserve to be treated with respect.
Located in Archer’s Post in a rural region of Northern Kenya, the women of Unity Village are part of the Samburu tribe. Traditionally, the Samburu people are pastoralists that live by raising cattle, sheep, camels and goats. The men typically take the role as herders that take care of the animals while the women are in charge of the children, cooking, building houses, gathering fire wood and water and everything else to keep the manyattas, or villages, running smoothly.
The women of Unity Village invite you to explore this website as a way to learn about them and their goals and vision for the future. They hope this will provide you a window into their lives and encourage you to learn more online or in person in Unity!