We are a Community Based Organization (CBO) with operations in the four sub-counties of the Kuria region in Migori County, focused on capacity building of the vulnerable girl child and women through structured engagements on economic empowerment activities, educational mentorship and advocacy programmes that are meant to ensure the girl-child and women in the region are empowered socio-economically and free from any form of discrimination and rights abuse.
We are taking a whole new approach from the conventional practices in addressing the challenges that the Kuria Woman faces. The tailored mentorship programs, socio-economic empowement and unique advocacy approach are well curated to address the challenges while upholding positive cultural practices.
Rahab is a native Kuria lady who sprung from humble beginnings of being a tailor and a primary school teacher to an avid community development leader.
She has expertise in human rights, girl child rights, democratic governance, peace, human resource management and inclusive socio-economic development. She holds a BA in Criminology and an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy.
She has served in various capacities as the Regional Coordinator Nyanza and Western Region in the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission, Pioneer Migori County Assembly Legislator and she is currently serving as a Director with Public Procurement Regulatory Authority.
Rahab is a co-founder and Executive Director of Kuria Women Empowerment League.
DIRECTOR OUTREACH PROGRAMMES
Eunice Owino is a holder of Masters of Arts Sociology majoring in Community Development and Rural Sociology from University of Nairobi. Currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in Development studies. She is the co-founder and CEO of Centre for Women Empowerment in Technology (CWE-TECH). Her organization endeavors to close the gender gap in technology and build a more equal world through provision and access to technological tools that will generate a positive chain reaction with extensive outcomes on women and girls socio-economic programs. Prior to this, she was a pioneer County Chief Officer in the devolved government system in Kenya in the sectors of Education, Youth, Energy and Natural Resources from 2014 to 2019. She is a judge advisor for Technovation Girls. Technovation Girls equips young women (ages 10-18) to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. With the support of volunteer mentors, girls work in teams to code mobile apps that address real-world problems. Eunice is an East Africa Acumen Fellow for 2018 Cohort and also the 2019/2020 World Pulse Ambassador to Kenya on Women and Girl-child issues.
The Kuria Woman has come a long way, she needs to be empowered and fully participate in nation building.
We are encouraging our women to pursue education and other empowerment activities.
Gender mainstreaming and empowement of women from marginalized areas is welcome.