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
My name is Anne Ondaye and I come from Karachuonyo in Homabay County. My first interaction with GROOTS Kenya was in 2002 when I was invited to attend a workshop on HIV/AIDS that was being facilitated by the organization. I met a group of women from Mathare at the...read more
My name is Mary Shimwenyi. I am a member of GROOTS Kenya, a community leader and a human rights defender from Malava Sub-County in Kakamega County. My first encounter with GROOTS Kenya was during a paralegal training in Nairobi where I met Esther Mwaura Muiru the...read more
My name is Jane Nyokabi Gitau, and I am 59 years old. I come from Gitare Village, Kiamworia Location in Kiganjo ward. I am a mother of three boys and two girls, and a grandmother of four. In 2003, I was trained as a Community Based Health Worker and Traditional Birth...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.