Turkana women are typically responsible for the majority of tasks within their homestead. Their primary responsibilities include gathering firewood, walking great distances to fetch water, building the grass hut that she and her family live in, cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the children.
We have seen a spiritual explosion in the past few years among the Turkana people, and it is driven primarily by women. Women are the backbone of the church! Over 20,000 women attend church regularly in the 452 SHARE-planted churches throughout Turkanaland! There are 332 women leading Lighthouses where they are teaching men and women how to make disciples of others. A total of 1,788 women are involved in Lighthouses where they are learning how to become disciple-makers.