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.

After joining GROOTS Kenya, my life started anew
My name is Jennifer Mutinda, I am 47 years old and I come from Kawongo in Kitui County. I joined GROOTS Kenya in 2003 through the Community Responses to HIV/AIDS
Household relations have improved greatly, women are now making key decisions
My name is Alice Katiwa Mwiza, I am 45 years old and I come from Kayafungo ward in Kaloleni Sub County, Kilifi County. I joined GROOTS Kenya in 2012 after
Through GROOTS Kenya, I was appointed to sit on a Land Control Board
My name is Susy Musungu, I am 48 years old and I come from Likuyani sub county in Kakamega County. I joined GROOTS Kenya in 2015 while pursuing land for


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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