Building a grassroots women movement in Kenya

Who we are

GROOTS is a national movement of grassroots women-led community-based groups (CBOs) and Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Kenya.

Our Mission

To facilitate grassroots women effective engagement in development through movement building, leadership and advocacy.

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 their communities.

Anne Gachambi Njuki Success story
  In our community, men are viewed as natural born leaders while women are consigned to servitude; with their main duties being child-raising and household chores. An independent woman is
World Wetlands Day
On the occasion of World Wetland Day, GROOTS Kenya received an award from the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Hon. Keriako Tobiko and NEMA for spearheading climate change
Jane Nyokabi Milestones At GROOTS
My name is Jane Nyokabi Gitau from Gatundu South, Kiambu County. I joined GROOTS Kenya as a community-based caregiver through the Gatundu Mwirutiri Women Initiative, following my participation in a


GROOTS Kenya is working with grassroots women and relevant stakeholders in Kenya to advocate for gender responsive Medium Term Plans and County Integrated Development Plans. 

Join GROOTS Kenya and our Gender Equality Champions advocate for gender equality through a data driven process.



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


  • 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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