Matumaini Group


Matumaini Group is made up of 25 young transgender women. The group came together to enable a section of the community who are trans and bisexual to fight for their denied rights, partake in income generating activities, reduce stigma and make their voices heard. Matumaini Group runs income-generating activities with an environmental focus. The group has four million tree seedlings at its central nursery and will sell these in order to get income. It also runs a successful paper bag manufacturing scheme in response to the abolishment of the use of plastic bags which are hazardous to the environment. The group trains young women and girls with computer skills and to date has trained over 2,500 girls, most of whom have gone on to be self-employed themselves using these skills.