To see empowered communities without poverty and gender inequalities.
Improving the economic, and social well-being of people from under-served communities in Kenya.
What we believe
We believe in the value, potential and richness in communities.
Improving people's lives through running rural women entrepreneurship program
Lulu Thamani is a Swahili name that means Precious Pearls. We believe in the value and richness in communities. Unearthing this, we help rural communities to grow in harmony and work collaboratively to improve their well being by running women entrepreneurship programs. This is why we exist.
Lulu Thamani was founded in 2014 and legally registered in April 2015 as a Community Based Organization and transitioned to a Social Enterprise in 2018. We carry out programs that ensure the communities’ unique richness, collaboration and trust is maintained by involving community leaders in our events planning. We run our work through partnering with organizations and individuals who play a great role in community growth in Africa.
We seek to empower individuals and groups of people with the business and social skills they need to effect sustainable change within their communities. By 2023, we aspire to reach rural and undeserved communities in all 47 counties in Kenya through our work. So far we our work is in 6 counties, 8 community representatives in the various areas. The counties are Kwale, Kilifi, Kajiado,Nairobi, Uasin Gishu and Nakuru. We also hope to reach other communities in East Africa countries during this period.
We run projects such as:
1. Equipping women groups from rural communities with business and leadership training, helping them to have long term stability other than depending on short term donations.
2. Carrying out marketing and funding activities to help the small business owners develop their ventures and run sustainable businesses.
By 2023, we aspire to reach rural and undeserved communities in all 47 counties in Kenya through our work. So far we our work is in 6 counties, 8 community representatives in the various areas. The counties are Kwale, Kilifi, Kajiado, Nairobi, Uasin Gishu and Nakuru. We also hope to reach other communities in East Africa countries during this period.
Counties We Work In
Women Entrepreneurship Program
OUR CORE VALUES
The Values That Make
Integrity and Ethics
We always do the right thing, in an honest, professional, fair, and responsible way.
We work together in harmony in order to achieve our mission.
Transparency and Accountability
We are open and truthful to ourselves and the communities we serve.
We are committed to our mission hence we are indebted to it.
Want to partner with us?
We would love you to become part of the Lulu Thamani family, being part of the long-term solution. Learn how you can get involved here.
What Our People are Saying
Thank you for making our girls’ dreams come true. We cannot thank you enough. May you endeavour in everything you do.
Headmaster, Tandie Primary, Kilifi
“In the past, I have been a victim of losing our family’s savings because of the high interest rates and charges. We are happy to get a service that earns us interest of the little amount we save.”
MWDP training, Namanga
Financial training has really helped us understand more on savings and loans. Now we are able to identify what we want when we visit the banks.”
Financial Literacy Trainer, Kilifi