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BUILDING A GRASSROOTS WOMEN MOVEMENT IN KENYA

Founded in 1995 after the fourth UN Conference on Women in Beijing, China, GROOTS Kenya began as a response to the lack of visibility of grassroots women in development processes and decision-making forums that affect them and their communities.

The organization has remained committed to the bottom-up and human rights based approach to development working closely with communities and the administrative authorities to directly influence development processes at the county, national, regional and international levels.

VISION

GROOTS Kenya’s vision is an equitable and empowered society in which women are effectively engaged in development.

MISSION

 

Our mission is to facilitate grassroots women effective engagement in development through movement building, leadership and advocacy. Since 1995, GROOTS Kenya has invested in nearly 3,500 women-led groups across 14 counties out of the 47 where we have direct presence.

THEORY OF CHANGE

 

Our theory of change is to shift grassroots women perceived role of vulnerable, victim and passive participants in development to empowered and effective leaders and agents of change in community development work.

FLAGSHIP PROJECTS

  • Madini Yetu, Wajibu Wetu
  • Resourcing grassroots women’s social capital to build community resilience

  • Mainstreaming Climate Change in the county government policies, plans and budgets

PUBLIC LAND INVENTORY

 

LAND MAPPING GUIDE

 

years of empowering grassroots women

Empowered women-led groups in Kenya

Counties where we have direct presence

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LATEST NEWS AND STORIES

Celebrating Women’s Win!!!

GROOTS Kenya is celebrating the win for women in the just concluded general elections. 9 female candidates who were supported by GROOTS Kenya won various elective seats. Wanjiku Kibe the MP elect for Gatundu North, Sarah Lekorere Laikipia North MP elect, Jackie...

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WOMEN STORIES ARE A MOMENTUM FOR CHANGE

After two decades of empowering grassroots women, our experience makes clear that when you empower a girl or a woman, she becomes a catalyst for positive change whose success benefits everyone around her. In their own words, you will hear about their journey from extreme poverty and hardship to one of improved livelihoods, hope and promise.

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