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About the Network
The Women’s Entrepreneur Network is made up of 10 women from two opposing pastoralist tribes in Northern Kenya—5 from Longewan (of the Samburu tribe) and 5 from Amaya (of the Pokot tribe).
Each group of women has come up with their own business plan to run a group business. In Longewan, the women will buy and sell goats at local markets and in times of drought will venture into creating beaded goods and selling food stuffs and winter clothing. In Amaya, the women have also decided to buy and sell goats at local markets.
The groups will save a percentage of profits from their group businesses to boost their individual businesses. The Samburu and Pokot groups will meet once a month to trade lessons learned and help each other grow their group and individual businesses.
In addition to their business ventures, the Women’s Entrepreneur Network will foster inter-community peace by helping expand the womens’ exposure to customers from the opposing tribe. The women will act as a support group for each other and be informants if they hear of any conflict being planned against the opposing tribe.