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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; Educate, Empower 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.
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.
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.
We have positively impacted the lives of 80 girls through our training program.
Families have been transformed both economically and socially by our program.