Who We Are
Making A Difference (MAD) Sisters is a legally registered Community Based Organization in Kibera- Kenya; the second largest urban slum in Africa. The birth of MAD Sisters was inspired by lived experiences of the founding team who grew up in Kibera witnessing realities of engendered effects of challenges in the informal settlement. This include but not limited to Sexual and Gender based violence, early marriage, school dropout. Having been rescued from by well- wishers, MAD Sisters reach out to girls and women in Kibera to give them a chance to change their stories too.
In the myriad of challenges in Kibera, women and girls continue to become victims of Sexual and Gender based violence, early marriage and school dropouts. As a result, most end up in abject poverty and are marginalized in productive spaces.
Our empowerment model builds capacity and resilience for women and girls in Kibera to overcome barriers that limit their productivity. We achieve this through skill development and giving them resources. Through advocacy and awareness creation, we influence community perception on girls and women to neutralize stereotypes that undermine women rights.