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.

I suffered a great deal from stigmatization and rejection from my in-laws and the community.
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
My Story At  GROOTS Kenya
My name is Anne Gachambi Njuki. I am a 44-year-old grass-root woman from Kiambu. I joined GROOTS Kenya in 2012 as a public land enumerator working in Lari sub-county, Nyanduma
MEMORABLE MOMENTS AT GROOTS KENYA
GROOTS Kenya is a national movement of grassroots women-led community-based groups (CBOs) and self-help groups (SHGs). Our mission is to facilitate grassroots women effective engagement in development through movement building,

LATEST CAMPAIGN

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.

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OUR VISION

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

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

 

QUICK LINKS

  • 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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