Who Are We
Established in 2004, Musuyanama is a non-profit women's organization that aims to establish healthy networks between its members and the greater Newark community. Deriving from the West African language, Diuola (Dy-u-la), Musuyanama, meaning "Beautiful Woman" is a plateau that aspires to unite women of all races, backgrounds, and professions and provide for them a platform to be heard. Its founders, Rafiah Muhammad and Vonetta Reeves, launched Musuyanama with the purpose of bringing women into full participation in society - Sharing success, advice, and offering services to other women around the community.
Short Term Goals
- Youth support program for teen boys 12-18 years old
- Open a women's re-entry home
- Support group for single parents
Long Term Goals
Open up a women's center which will offer services for/to women such as , counseling, education, workshops, childcare, physical fitness, financial resource, legal services, sheltering and food services.