Our vision is to be the best mentoring organization for women and girls to overcome oppression as well as discrimination. By offering unique programs including economic, social and health education in pastoral communities we want to improve the standard of living. What ideas do you have, to increase women’s independence?
Empowerment Empowerment is a big word. Empowerment to us means to have agency over life and equal opportunity to participate in society. As the voice of empowered Women, the process of women gaining influence and equal opportunity to pursue personal, social and economic endeavours, engaging in all parts of society on the same basis as men, is our goal. What does empowerment mean to you?
Activating resources and giving opportunities for developing interest and competence is a very important part of empowerment. With our sewing groups, planting activities, Peer group education group and many more, we help young girls and women develop competencies that increase self-confidence and therefore Empowerment.
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This Week we, VOEWOFO visited a group of Maasai Women, in a Maasai village. VOEWOFO has donated 6 Goats ? to the group of Women to increase the independence and personal income of the Women. The Maasai are a minority group located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are a semi-nomadic, pastoral indigenous tribe. Their traditional way of living maintains herding life-stock by men and Housekeeping and family caring by Women. The Maasai mostly live an autonomous life and are self Catering.
VOEWOFO specifically works with the Maasai Women to support them in empowerment and independence. By donating the goats and dividing them to each group of Women, their own income and independence can be increased.
Speaking of which: the Maasai Women also make beautiful handcrafted jewellery to have their own business. Photo 4 shows one of them. Are you interested in supporting WOMEN’s INDEPENDENCE?
On March 4th, VOEWOFO visited the beautiful Kalali orphanage Center in Machame. The orphanage is run by women. And together with Women representing Government Youth departments had the chance to see the orphanage and the work the women there do. At the End, there was a generous donation given to the orphanage.
We as VOEWOFO hope to find more HELP and raise attention to the orphanage so support for the Women, as well as a future for the children, can be found. Has anyone of you guys ever visited an orphanage?