Women's co-operative enterprise in Nakuru
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In this paper a wide range of women's groups are discussed which were active in Nakuru in 1974. A number of informal associations such as social and discussion groups, mutual aid or welfare societies, rotating savings groups and business-oriented associations are discussed briefly. Then five formally registered associations, whose explicit purpose was co-operative economic activity, are discussed in more detail. Finally, some of the basic attitudes and patterns of behaviour which seem to underlie many of the activities of these groups are described, as well as the economic and political environment in which they operate and some of the formidable difficulties which they encounter and in some cases overcame. An example is given of how government officers and agencies can faster and protect women's groups at all stages of their development. Yet the most important stimulus for the growth of women's groups and the surest protection of their interests lie in the determination of the women themselves.