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.

Timina James – Success Story
Timina stated poultry farming back in 2002 with a capital of Ksh. 15000 that she used to buy chicken chicks and rare them to full grown chicken and later sold
Grassroots Women Economic Empowerment – GROOTS Sacco
Women economic empowerment is about women being confident about themselves, to be able to earn an income and manage their own finances, build their financial security and increase their influence
Mama Safi – Success Story
If you happened to be an educated woman from Maasai land during our childhood time, then you happened to be very fortunate, during our childhood we faced many obstacles to


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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