Rebecca Lolosoli

Social Activist (Kenya, East Africa) 2012

Rebecca LolosoliSocial Activist (Kenya, East Africa) 2012

REBECCA LOLOSOLI – She is the founder and matriarch of the Umoja village in Kenya’s Samburu County, a remarkable sanctuary for women escaping sexual abuse. Born into a family of six siblings, she endured a traumatic marriage at 18, where she faced violence and abandonment. In 1990, she co-founded Umoja, a village exclusively for women, providing them with a safe space and a chance to rebuild their lives.

Her resilience and compassion have transformed the lives of countless women, offering them not just shelter but also a sense of community and empowerment. Embodying the mantra of “Never say die,” and her village stands as a testament to the strength and resilience of women. Through her courage and determination, she has created a haven where women can find safety, support, and a new beginning. Her story is a powerful reminder of the indomitable spirit of women and the transformative power of compassion and solidarity.

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