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.

January Bulletin
On January 7-8 GROOTS Kenya  in Collaboration with Development Media Africa and Mobile Journalism Africa trained 30 Grassroots Women Leaders on how to us the media to advocate for their
GROOTS 2019 Newsletter
Throughout 2019, it was inspiring, energizing and refreshing. We started the year with an award from the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Hon. Keriako Tobiko and NEMA on
Jessica Kwete – Stories of Change
Meet Jessica Nakhumicha Kwete, A Women rights activists from Bunyala-West Ward, Bunyala Sub-County in Busia County. For 18 years now, Jessica has been at the forefront in championing for women’s


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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