When you educate a woman you set her free~ Oprah Winfrey

We are unapologetic women rights activists
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empower girls

We believe in quality and not quantity. We understand that our power lies in empowering and equipping one girl at a time

Our Vision

To build a sustainable, economically, and socially empowered society that brings up healthy generations

Who Are We?

We are a women empowerment incubator that seeks to build the next generation of economically empowered women in Africa. We work with women and girls from underprivileged backgrounds and underserved communities in the Kenya

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What We Do

We work with girls and young women from rural communities in Kenya to empower them economically. Life Lifters runs a two-tier program that is focused on girl education and entrepreneurship. Our girl education program is targeted at smart underprivileged girls between the ages of 13-20 who are currently in school and aspire to be the next leaders in the community. In this program we empower girls by supporting their education through scholarships and provision of key resources such as books sanitary towels. Our mentors also work with the girls to provide them with key trainings on human rights and equip them with useful hard and soft skills to survive.

Our entrepreneurship program is fully targeted at girls and young mothers who for one reason or another are out of school an cannot go back. In this program Life Lifters invests resources in training these young women on how to launch, manage and grow their own businesses. We provide special trainings in hairdressing, farming, business management and financial management that are tailored at providing a secondary or even primary source of income to these women.

Our Programs

Storytelling

Storytelling

An experiential program that hopes to build the confidence, tenacity and self-esteem of women and girls who join our organization. Our organization believes in the power of stories and as such we help our girls discover who they are by connecting to their experiences.
Career Development

Career Development

This is an intensive career development program that targets our high school changemakers. With the help of our mentors, the program curates special opportunities for girls to learn and explore different career paths. We are keen to provide the girls with all the information they need to successfully venture into their dream career.
Skill Development

Skill Development

How do we empower girls to be economically independent? This program tackles complex questions like this and equips girls with both hard and soft skills they need to survive. In this program we explore entrepreneurship, human rights, sexual reproductive health and other relevant skills like goal-setting and financial management.

Team

Founder & Executive Director

Cynthia Muhonja

Founder & Executive Director

shapes and approves the organization’s strategies, reviews results, and sets the overall direction of the organization.
Programs Director

Jeptanui Chebii

Programs Director

shapes and approves the organization’s strategies, reviews results, and sets the overall direction of the organization.

Mentors

Kate Kiama

Kate is a born feminist who is passionate about law and addressing social injustices that affect women and adolescent girls globally. She holds a bachelor of law from university of London and is an advocate for the high court of Kenya. She previously worked as a lawyer and program associate at Aids Law project and undertook her articles at Tripleoklaw Advocates LLP.

Dorina Akwanyi Libuli

Dorina is a gospel minister and pastor. She is a professional councilor from Eldoret, a part time Lecturer at KMTC and a radiographer doing sonography at Moi Teaching and Referral hospital in Eldoret. She manages diverse groups of people from different backgrounds, genders, age groups and loves visiting the sick

Caren Odhiambo

Caren is a graduate from Moi University with a degree in counselling Psychology. She has worked in a prison as a counselling psychologist and is very passionate about helping individuals discover their true self

Maria Omulubi

Maria is an international relations and development enthusiast who lives in Kenya with her family. She is passionate about engaging youth in agriculture and building greater diversity and inclusion in social enterprises. She currently works with One Acre Fund as a lead for the People Division

Emmanuel Terer

Emmanuel is a journalist and motivational speaker who despite his challenging background has defied the odds to become successful. He is passionately curious about media, youths and currently works for Citizen TV as a news reporter.

Elliot Berry

Elliot Berry is the founder of the Noah Initiative, an organization that has dedicate its work in youth development, community activism and community empowerment. He is originally from West England but now resides in Kenya. He is passionate about youth and gender equality.