OLA(Ordinary Luo Affair) a non-profit social enterprise creating opportunities, mentorship, market linkages, create a hub for Luo women to share great products/services that are ‘Luo Made’ with Love in Luo land’.
Our mission is to support them in taking their first steps towards self sustaining business so they can ultimately empower themselves and overcome the barriers they face in seeking meaningful life with emphasis to Luo women and Girls
We create market linkages for great products, services and commodities from the ordinary Luo. We firmly believe that ‘Work and creativity Empowers Women’.
Therefore, rather than becoming beneficiaries the women become our business partners, and together we develop and sell marketable products with 50-75% of the profits going to them and the remainder going back into the organization for reinvestment. Through this approach, we work together to create a better future for the LUO society.
Our Entrepreneurs are supported by us and friends of OLA. Women who have come together to change the way our lives are in Luo land and create financial independence and happily settled in the villages. They rare chicken, jointly firm vegetables and other farm produce for sale make the products, we create the pathways for selling them.
OLA is a place where everyone supports and empowers each other – no matter who they are or where they come from in Luo land. OLAs has 171 women from across Luoland across 4 counties: 8 Entrepreneurs, 6 volunteers, 3 board members and 3 part-time staff.