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.

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
Lucy Njoki – Story of Change
Meet Lucynjoki Macharia a community home-based care and a community land watchdog from Laikipia. Lucy joined GROOTS Kenya in 2000 a time where HIV/AIDS pandemic was very rampant and survivors stigmatized.
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There is need for more investment on Gender disaggregated data and information to streamline gender issues in the country. This is according to GROOTS Kenya-an organization championing for the rights


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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