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Meet Mama Hoko

Meet Mama Hoko

The business was started by its founder Marilyn Hokororo in 2009, at the time a housewife in a quest to improve her income and also uplift other women’s income in the community. Initially, the business was dedicated to women coming from difficult family situations, but then it developed into a project for all the community members. Today their business allows them to create a fair income for the women and men in the community.

Since initiation, they have been able to reach over 500 community members that dropped out of school for various reasons such as pregnancies and female oppression, lack of money, among many other reasons. These community members have been trained in art-craft skills to make handmade souvenirs, and given basic entrepreneurship skills over the past 11 years.

As an entrepreneurship enterprise for the community, they seek to continuously improve both qualities of production and entrepreneurship skills in order to enable the people they employ to self-sustain their needs.