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Who We are
HFAW is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2011 to empower marginalized women living in rural Kenya through economic development, advocacy for gender equality and reproductive health, and advancement of human rights. HFAW strives to eliminate gender disparities in all our communities. HFAW cultivates women’s and girls’ strengths and talents through participatory strategies and collective action to foster sustainable development, and enable women to become equal participants in their families and communities.  HFAW includes supportive men in their programs in order to fight backlash. HFAW is committed to increasing awareness about and seeing implemented, the rights newly guaranteed women in Kenya’s constitution.


Our Vision: We envision a society free of gender inequalities

Our Mission: We strive for the empowerment of women and girls living in rural Kenya through economic development, advocacy for gender equality and reproductive health, and advancement of human rights. We address gender inequalities through raising awareness, participatory trainings, motivating, inspiring and mentoring the women and organizations.


Our Identity Statement: We have firm believe in the power of ordinary people to change their situation and seek to unveil it
Guiding Principle: To promote gender equality and equity for all


Our Core Values

  • To fight against marginalization of individuals
  • To be professional,  confidential and respectful
  • Commitment to women’s (and men’s) empowerment and seek respectful teamwork with individuals and groups
  • To uphold every person’s human dignity and to do our work with utmost integrity, honesty, transparency and accountability
  • We have passion, calm and logic in our work to eliminate gender disparities

Core Strategies
HFAW has adopted several strategies in addressing gender inequalities. We work with grassroots women and women's organization to facilitate women's empowerment. We do this through various means:

  • We use popular education strategies (described as education for critical consciousness) that empower women who are marginalized socially and politically to analyze their reality, take control of their own learning and work toward transformation. These strategies are very participatory leading to project ownership and sustainability.
  • We engage women them in economic growth through individual and group activities
  • Educating them on the values of seeking reproductive health knowledge and services
  • Involving them in innovative strategies to total eradication of female genital mutilation /cutting (FGM/C)
  • Supporting them to question gender based violence and use whatever formal or informal means available to them to end this vice in their community
  • We mentor women with self advocacy skills and motivate them to be leaders in their families and communities as well as training them to be trainers of others

 

  • Educate women on their rights as guaranteed in the 2010 constitution
  • We seek the community and local county leadership’s support of our programs

We build the capacity of women to be promoters of health, safe  environment and other rights


Our Accomplishments:

  • In 2011-Secured individual donation to support the purchase of 10 goats to Maasai women
  • In 2012-Conducted a women and leadership training at Rongai
  • In 2012- managed to secure a contract with the Pencil promise to help the Grace Fund women tailor backpacks as one of their economic activities
  • Helped the Kisii women make bricks to build their houses
  • Donated 14 tailoring machines to Amboseli women to help them be self employed. This initiative is helping women gain wildlife education and find livelihood in tailoring skills so that they do not compete with wild animals. This will save the environment and our wildlife
  • Donated one tailoring machine to Kisii women
  • Donated One tailoring machine to Lanzit women
  • Gave tailoring skills to Grace Fund, Lansit and Amboseli women
  • Through education and engagement all the 30 women in Grace Fund have denounced FGM
  • Education workshops with Maasai of Amboseli on eradication of FGM; domestic violence and wildlife
  • 2014- Trained 6 HFAW staff on popular education strategies in Chile
  • 2014-Trained 30 health and human rights promoters at Borabu Sub county
  • 2014-15- Completing a mentoring program for the 30 graduates to help scale up the popular education methods to 4 locations in 2015.

 

 

 

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