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About msichana empowerment kuria


"Msichana" Swahili word for girl, born on the principle that every life is precious; every girl deserves a fair start at life to realize her full potential from birth to adulthood.

Msichana Empowerment Kuria, a girls and Women-led and centered non-profit community-based organization in Kenya, founded in 2013 to address Ending Female Genital Mutilation by tackling its root causes, Consequences/impacts and empower all girls and women.

A vital aspect of this goal has been to create girl-focused interventions to tackle root causes sustained by Economic, Social & Cultural barriers and consequences as a result of FGM; Child Marriage, Child Pregnancies, Menstrual Health Rights, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Poverty, Human Rights concerns and Gender Inequality.


Msichana Empowerment Kuria provides a haven, build capacity, and support girls' development in Kuria since its formation. We began as an informal mentorship space for adolescent girls in 2013 by a young woman Ms, Natalie Tingo, then 19 years old. She hoped to give girls a chance to have access to education; having been born and raised, she experienced first-hand the challenges of being a girl, growing up "uncut" in the community, and a survivor of SGBV. Later, recognizing a more profound need to reach out to more girls, women, and the community as a whole evolved into what it is today; a non-profit community-based organization serving more than 300,000 community members in different initiatives.

Over the years, Msichana Empowerment Kuria has invested in empowering girls & young women. To claim their rights, enabling equitable access to services, resources, and opportunities, facilitating greater access to Rights, healthcare, education & improved livelihoods for the most vulnerable girls & young women. We support creating a critical mass at the community committing to social transformation to end all forms of violence against girls its underpinning root causes & consequences.

Msichana Empowerment Kuria's interventions deliberately address norms, attitudes, laws, policies, and practices that affect girls' safety and wellbeing in general. Additionally, we foster consistent engagement with different actors to apply a holistic approach to girls' empowerment.


The mission of Msichana Empowerment Kuria is to utilize girl centered strategies to tackle socio-economic, cultural & environmental barriers to the development of girls


The vision healthy and safe communities for girls.


We aim to achieve accelerated and sustained social change in our communities and beyond.  To achieve this, we have been implementing girl-centred programmes under  5 Key Thematic areas.

  • Body and health rights

  • Girls' leadership and Education

  • Girls, young women & women socio-economic justice

  • Free legal aid and education

  • Climate Action

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