Jumuiya Women Group (JWG)
Jumuiya Women Group (JWG) is a Kenyan Community Based Organization (CBO) registered in 2001 with an active program on women's empowerment and advocacy. It aims to achieve its goals through women empowerment, networking, civic education, training, research, advocacy, lobbying and information collection, packaging and exchange. The group derives its strength from the diversity of expertise and experience of its membership and allies. It strives to articulate plurality, human rights, health, security, dignity, freedom, environmental protection, economic justice and peace for all people and open up democratic space for women's organizations in Uasin- Gishu county and North Rift region of KENYA.
Vision:® A society in which women and their children are able to realize their full social, economic, and civic potential
Mission:® To advocate and support the daily needs and rights of marginalized rural poor women to enable them initiate and manage their own socio-economic and development processes.
Values:® Self determination: We believe that women who are empowered understand their value to community and society and are able to demand their right to own property, access quality healthcare, live in a violence free environment and contribute their perspectives to the peace table.
Women empowerment: We believe that providing economic resources to women often increases the likelihood of the next generation being healthy and educated (Programs like micro lending and the Community Integrated Farming Initiatives provide the resources women need to access formal markets and thrive in the process). By providing resources to women, we are helping women transition into a macroeconomic level and achieve ownership of their own labour, inputs and profits.
Partnership: We believe that working in partnership with development partners is central to effective economic, social and organisational development.
Presently JWG has a membership of 20 rural women groups who came together with the determination to develop and empower women and girls by working towards development and the transformation of the unequal gender relations in society.
JWG objectives include:
Promote and ensure women's access to power and decision making positions in our local area.
Improve the economic conditions of women, girls and other marginalized groups by lobbying for financial services to be extended to them
Advocate for equal opportunities and rights for women in all sectors and increase women's access to, and control of resources and benefits.
Advocate for the elimination of defilement, rape and other forms of abuse and violence against women and children.
Collect and disseminate information on priority and other issues of concern to women.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation, Marketing
Technologies & Fuels
Biogas, Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Charcoal, Kerosene, Solar
Clean Cooking Activities
Simply put, we have only distributed 50 clean cookstoves to our women, which was a donation by the government of Kenya. We are looking forward to work with manufacturers and dsitributors to market and distribute clean cookstoves in the entire Uasin Gishu county, Kenya and other 7 counties of western KENYA.
JWG is proud to have made some inputs into the Kenya Country Action Plan (CAP) as well as discussing ways to coordinate the® efforts surrounding the clean cookstove and fuels sector in Kenya. Our aim is to provide people in business and at home with the information, tools,® and support they need to make changes in their energy use.
Presently JWG does not have any expertise, but what we bring to this network is a large network of grassroots women organisations that act as our distribution network for clean cookstoves. So yes, we can reach a lot of women in a process will in the long term transform their lives and livelihoods for the better
Regions Operating In
Country Based In
PO BOX 6107
ELDORET, UASIN GISHU COUNTY 30100
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. DORCAS KOSGEI
Phone: (25475) 683-2081
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. ZIPORAH KIPROP
Phone: (25472) 299-2107Request an Edit to This Profile