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.

Why should men be involved to empower women?
When it comes to pushing for campaigns in gender equality or women’s empowerment, most tend to focus on women- either by mobilizing or training them. There is so much attention
Judy Songor- Seed Fund Success Story
Helen has been practicing dairy farming for the past 18 years since 2001. She began with rearing one cattle which could only produce up to two litres or less but
Accelerating Rural Women Access to Agricultural Markets and Trade
Accelerating Rural Women Access to agricultural markets and trade is a development project with an objective to contribute to women’s economic empowerment and improved live hoods through enhanced agricultural production


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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