Penduka means Wake - Up! Established in 1992, it is a non-governmental organization that helps rural women from all over Namibia to create their own jobs and obtain an income, preferring women with a physical disability.
By making batik, pottery, embroidery and glass beads, the women can support their families in the villages.
Penduka also offers several other interesting projects such as restaurant and also accommodation.
While visiting the restaurant one can also arrange for the women to give a performance of their traditional dances.
Penduka offers three types of accommodation: bungalow, backpacker dormitories and a small campsite.
The women make beads for jewellery from recycled glass bottles they collect, thus serving their part in conservation.
Penduka was rewarded with a three penguin-rated Welfare, Conservation & Tourism Support 2016 Award from BirdsConTour.