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.
GROOTS Kenya’s vision is an equitable and empowered society in which women are effectively engaged in development.
THEORY OF CHANGE
PUBLIC LAND INVENTORY
LAND MAPPING GUIDE
years of empowering grassroots women
Empowered women-led groups in Kenya
Counties where we have direct presence
LATEST NEWS AND STORIES
My name is Alice Katiwa Mwiza, I am 45 years old and I come from Kayafungo ward in Kaloleni Sub County, Kilifi County. I joined GROOTS Kenya in 2012 after being mapped under the leadership & governance and food security projects. Before this, I was running a small...read more
My name is Susy Musungu, I am 48 years old and I come from Likuyani sub county in Kakamega County. I joined GROOTS Kenya in 2015 while pursuing land for a young woman whose husband had just died and her in-laws had denied her the right to bury him on their legally...read more
“I sat on the same panel with Gender Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki to speak about the impact of agribusiness on rural women farmers”
'My name is Hannah Njoki Wachira, I am 43 years old and I come from Nyota area in Kuresoi North, Nakuru County. I joined GROOTS Kenya in 2013 after being mapped as a dairy farmer in the Accelerating Rural Women's Access to Markets and Trade project. I have never once...read more
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.