The Nguzo Saba are the Seven Principles of Kwanza:
- Umoja 🔺 Unity
To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
- Kujichagulia 🔺 Self-Determination
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
- Ujima 🔺 Collective Work and Responsibility
To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and to solve them together.
- Ujamaa 🔺 Cooperative Economics
To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
- Nia 🔺 Purpose
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
- Kuumba 🔺 Creativity
To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
- Imani 🔺 Faith
To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory or our struggle.