Nouason ene Marona
Namayiana is a women's handcraft group. They came together over
20 years ago. For the most part, the women could not read or write,
but wished to use the skills they had to care for their children
and the community around them.
Starting with just 16 members, they have grown their membership
to 112. They have used Shared Interest Society investment to
finance their orders, and to attend international exhibitions to
Nouason has worked with the group from the beginning and is now
thier Chairperson. She said:
Investors bring a lot of growth and light to so many people's
lives. They might not know, but a woman in Kenya is feeding and
educating her children because of investors in Shared Interest
Society. We have seen a lot of growth since we got connected to
Shared Interest. It really is a blessing.
In Maasai, there is a saying - you need three stones for the
fire to put a pot on so it balances. For Namayiana, Shared Interest
is one stone, your customers are a second stone, and your members
and volunteers are the third stone. What you are doing today is so
You can watch our film about Namyiana here.