Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Nadupa Amboseli Self Help Group

Formed in 2013, the Nadupa Amboseli Self Help Group consists of fifteen members. The women's main activity is traditional Maasai bead work, which they sell to passing tourists visiting Amboseli National Park. The income generated is then split between the group to be spent on children’s school fees and other communal needs.

Some of the main challenges faced by Osiligi Self Help Group include:
A lack of regular, consistent ready markets for their bead work. This has been accentuated by the reduction in numbers of tourists visiting the area in recent years. The rural location also means they lack a town market to sell to and transportation of bead work is difficult
Lack of education with all members currently illiterate, thus lacking knowledge on proper marketing and banking methods
The area suffers from severe drought, therefore cattle and goat farming is not always an option of income for these women

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