Archers Post: Umoja Village

Archers Post: Umoja Village

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Umoja ("unity" in Swahili) is an all-female village located in northern Kenya near the town of Archers Post in Samburu District, 380 km (240 mi) from the capital, Nairobi. It was founded by Rebecca Lolosoli, a Samburu woman, for homeless survivors of violence against women, and young girls running from forced marriages. They run a cultural center and camping site for tourists visiting the adjacent Samburu National Reserve. They create and sell jewellery to benefit the village.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/07/international/africa/07kenya.html?_r=3&

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