We train vulnerable girls on practical hair dressing and beauty skills
We improve their socio-economic status and restore their dignity
By empowering women we'll drive economic growth and development
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Soweto, Kayole

Mrembo Empowerment Centre Founder, Stellamaris Mwende

Mrembo Empowerment Centre Founder, Stellamaris Mwende

Welcome to Mrembo

More women aged 15-49 continue to be victims of Gender-based Violence (GBV) in Kenya, with informal settlements the worst hit in terms of cases reported to authorities or those that go unmentioned. Latest Kenya Domestic Household Survey (KDHS) puts at 38 percent, women who reported physical violence, with 14 percent of these victims falling prey to sexual violence monsters.

These are not just mere statistics but it points out to the huge injustices to women, broken family ties and hopelessness in the society.

Mrembo works towards uniting families in Kenya’s informal settlements by providing a platform where under-privileged women acquire knowledge, skills and resources necessary to build self-sufficient and prosperous lives.

We believe empowering women and girls has a multiplier effect that greatly helps to drive up economic growth and development in the country. We commit to work with Women and Youth to claim and realize their constitutional rights through our three main pillars; EducateEmpower and Transform.

These core values are critical in pushing women’s action for social change, peace, equality and justice in Kenya and the world over.

About Mrembo

We are transforming the lives of young vulnerable women in Kayole slums.

Mrembo Empowerment Centre trains young vulnerable women on technical skills in hair care, make-up application, financial management and family planning in a three-month empowerment course.

We seek to improve their socio-economic status and equip them with skills to restore their dignity and build self-sustenance.

SDG 1: Ending Poverty
We are leveraging on Kenya’s beauty and cosmetics industry which is estimated to be worth over 53 million dollars to transform the lives of vulnerable young women.
SDG 5: Gender Equality
Our programmes and activities are well aligned towards achievement of gender equality and sustainable development agenda.
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
We work with strategic partners to train young vulnerable girls on basic hairdressing and beauty skills.
SDG 4: Quality Education
We increase women’s access to and control over decision making and social protection giving them a chance to transform the world.

Our Impact in Numbers

Our pride is to see change in the lives of each and every young woman who goes through our program!



We have carried out 2 graduations since the inception of the centre in 2017.


Successfully Trained

We have positively impacted the lives of 80 girls through our training program.


Lives Improved

Families have been transformed both economically and socially by our program.

Our Partners