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
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...read more
"My name is Anne Naitiku Kiloku, a 42 year old woman leader from Mukogodo East in Laikipia North Subcounty. I joined GROOTS Kenya in 2010 when some women from the organization came to carry out civic education in Laikipia North. It wasn’t until 2013 that I became...read more
"My name is Angelina Kavithe Francis a married mother of 5, and a member of Tamika Horticulture Women group in Kitui Rural Sub-County in Kitui County. All my life, I had relied on rainfall to cultivate maize on my farm. Each year, productivity in my farm deteriorated...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.