Empowering Single Mothers, Building Stronger Communities

Kwamaiko Women Self Help Group was founded with a simple yet powerful vision: to create a supportive community that enables single mothers to thrive. Established in 2018, we have since been working tirelessly to uplift and transform the lives of women facing the challenges of single parenthood.


The Kwamaiko Women’s Self-Help Group (KWSHG) was established with the primary mission of providing support to single women residing in and around Kwamaiko Village. The organization is dedicated to the introduction of small-scale women-centric projects designed to enable single mothers to generate a sustainable income through small-scale farming endeavors. Our collaborative efforts extend to partnering with seasoned farmers within the region, focusing on the holistic education of girls, empowerment of women, and the transformation of communities.

Over the years, substantial evidence has demonstrated the substantial advantages associated with the active involvement of women in community development. These advantages encompass higher income levels, improved working conditions, and meaningful participation in decision-making processes. Central to achieving these aspirations is the pivotal role of education in equipping women and girls with the skills and knowledge required to attain these objectives.

Kwamaiko Village, situated approximately 36 kilometers from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, is a small community with an estimated population of around 20,000 residents. Notably, Kwamaiko stands out as one of the more modestly-sized villages in Kenya. Distinct characteristics of the village include its sparse population and limited shopping opportunities. Traditional barter markets still prevail, emphasizing the exchange of food and goods among community members. The scarcity of formal employment opportunities has resulted in considerable economic challenges, prompting many individuals to seek better job prospects in urban centers. Consequently, there has been a significant migration from the village to urban areas, leading to intra-family disputes and separations.

Within Kwamaiko Village, there exists a notable demographic of single mothers, many of whom have been compelled to separate from their spouses due to domestic violence or have been widowed as a result of illness. It is in response to these pressing challenges that the KWSHG was established, with the overarching goal of offering support and assistance to single women residing within and in the vicinity of Kwamaiko Village.
The inability to cover daily necessities, rent, and school-related expenses, including uniforms and books, often plunges these women and their children into an inescapable cycle of poverty. Through our endeavors, we aim to break this cycle and offer these women the resources and support necessary to secure a brighter future for themselves and their families.

Steve Thangwa

Project Coordinator


Empowering Single Mothers, Building Stronger Communities

At Kwamaiko Women Self Help Group, our mission is to empower single mothers in our community by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support to achieve financial independence and improve their livelihoods. We believe that when single mothers thrive, our entire community prospers. Our mission is to create a supportive and inclusive environment that enables these women to unlock their full potential.


A Community Where Single Mothers Flourish

Our vision is to create a community where single mothers are self-reliant, confident, and actively contributing to the growth and development of their families and the community at large. We aspire to see a future where every single mother in our village has access to income-generating opportunities, quality education, and a strong support system, ultimately breaking the cycle of poverty for generations to come.

Core Objectives

Our primary goal is to break the cycle of poverty among single mothers in our village. We believe that by providing income-generating activities and essential resources, we can help these strong and resilient women improve their livelihoods and provide a brighter future for their children. This is through economic empowerment, education and skill development, economic empowerment, community building,
Educational and skill development, community building, health and well-being, advocacy, sustainable development, collaboration, empowerment and dignity

Our Commitment is support to single women residing in and around Kwamaiko Village

The organization is dedicated to the introduction of small-scale women-centric projects designed to enable single mothers to generate a sustainable income through small-scale farming endeavors.

Contact Us


  • Friedrichstr 44. 26160 Bad – Zwischenahn
  • +491637929668 +4944863419566
  • info@kwamaikoselfhelp.com