Who We Are

Who We Are


A community of empowered girls and women.


Empowering girls and women in Kibera through capacity building, advocacy and awareness creation.

Core Values

Innovation | Accountability | Sisterhood | Partnership | Authenticity

About Us

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.

Our Approach

Mainstreaming gender in Kibera slum challenges.

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.

Breaking the cycle.

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.

Our Impact

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Individuals impacted by our advocacy and awareness programs.
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Success rate in Tujiwezeshe Program for Women Economic Empowerment.
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Girls from Kibera mentored on leadership and trained on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.
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Vulnerable school going girls provided with sanitary towels to keep them in school.
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Underserved Young women in Kibera trained on entrepreneurship and awarded with seed capital to start and grow their business under Tujiwezeshe Program.

Our Team

Susan Mueni

Executive Director

Valerie Kwena

Programs & Advocacy Director

Sumaya Ibrahim

Communications Director

Faith Mwikali

Project Coordinator