MAMA AFRICA – Empowering Women

Mama Africa Women’s group was registered in 2006 and has since grown under the visionary leadership of Nancy A. Nkirote (Mama Africa-Founder and Trustee). The group believes in the philosophy of the power of many and therefore works to help empower women through skills training in jewelry, detergent, peanut butter and jam making, tailoring, Tie and dye and also through providing a platform for table banking through which each member contributes Ksh.200 ($2) per month which is given as business and personal development loan to applicants. The women’s group has 28 active members.

The mission of the group is to alleviate poverty among women in Meru County by granting them opportunities for economic empowerment and socio-development. The group also facilitates seminars for women through which women get to learn how to handle domestic issues such as; gender based violence, gender discrimination(in terms of inheritance rights), sexual reproductive rights and girl child rights that they face on a day to day basis. The group also visits children’s home in the county with the little they have as a giving back to the community initiative.

Group Members-List
  • Nancy Nkirote
  • Purity Nkirote
  • Sarah Kiende
  • Susan Karoki
  • Faith Kinya
  • Lucy Kaburo
  • Lucyline Nkatha
  • Lucy Gakii
  • Zipporah Karoki
  • Janet Thairora
  • Margaret Mukiri
  • Lucy Ncurubi
  • Hellen Wanja
  • Margaret Rigiri
  • Agnes Kanana
  • Joyce Mukokithaka
  • Priscilla Kananu
  • Esther Gatwiri
  • Elizabeth Mukiri
  • Rebecca Mwakaiga
  • Beatrice Nduru
  • Fridah Kagendo
  • Agnes Kawira
  • Margaret Karimi
  • Stella Nthiori
  • Rosemary Kathuri
  • Jelika Kagwiria
  • Eunice Kagwene