The inspirational women of Umoja have asked MADRE to build a small fence around their village to stop hyenas and other wild animals from preying on their children and livestock.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Umoja village was founded by Indigenous Samburu women who were rejected by their communities after being raped. MADRE supporters have given generously to education initiatives and purchased goats, chickens, and other livestock for income-generating purposes. Now, these animals and the lives of the women and children are threatened by nocturnal predators.
How will this project solve this problem?
MADRE will construct a five-foot-tall fence made of thatching, stone, and chain link surrounding the village.
Potential Long Term Impact
By serving its purpose in keeping out predators, the fence will: 1) Decrease incidences of injury and death to village children; and 2) Bolster the village’s economic livelihood.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.