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.

Trizah Wambui – Success Story
“My name is Trizah Wambui, a professional hair dresser from Mwiki in Kiambu County. I have always had an interest in taking up a leadership role in our community but
Rural   Women Economic Empowerment (REEP)
Nyandarua and Muranga continue to be some of the counties experiencing difficulties related to gender-based violence. The lack of inclusion of women in land ownership, social inclusion and youth employment
Women’s Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights:
Women’s Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights: Lacking the right or understanding of one’s own sexual and reproductive health is what many rural women across Kenya suffer with, even


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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