Women’s Enterprise Program

 


Farmers in this village are on the frontline of human-elephant conflict because of the Ward’s proximity to Tsavo East National Park and private ranches. Tsavo East National Park is largely unfenced, allowing elephants to enter and exit the park freely while they follow their migratory routes towards Tsavo West National Park. Increased crop raiding from migrating Tsavo elephants reduces harvest yields thereby decreasing famers’ income from farm produce. Additionally, being in a semi-arid region, the area receives minimal rainfall which makes agriculture an undependable economic option. 

Group photo after a basket weaving workshop in Sagalla

Josephine weaving baskets in the comfort of her home in Sagalla

Members of Mlambeni Women’s group weaving baskets at the Research Center