About Us

Spreading Hope

Vision

The Sovereign Woman!

Mission

To create and provide safe spaces and facilitate socio-economic well-being for vulnerable women and girls in Lamu County, through leveraging available resources, and forging true partnerships and collaborations to yield impactful actions that enable them achieve resilience and thrive

Values

• Commitment • Respect • Service Oriented • Transparency • Positivity • Sincerity • Creative risk-taking

Objectives

a) Raise awareness on resource rights to communities to enable control over their natural resources and foster their sustainable use

b) To support Girl child education, increase access, encourage enrollment and full transitionto basic primary / secondary school

c) Make quality maternal and reproductive health services accessible

d) Preserve the cultural and social identity e.g., women, minority community, youth and people with disabilities of the marginalized indigenous communities in Lamu.

e) To support economic empowerment of women.

f) To promote and advocate for Gender and Human rights.

Our Activities

Women for Climate Justice Project – Voice for Climate Action
Currently, LAWA is implementing a 5 year project called Women for Climate Justice 
through the support of Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMWA) under the auspices of Voices
for Climate Action (VCA- Project – a lobby and advocacy programme being
implemented by WWF Netherlands, South South North(SSN) Slum Dwellers
International (SDI) and HIVOS .
Power of voices – The Program aims to ensure that by 2025 , local civil society  and
underrepresented groups will have taken a central role as creators ,facilitators  and
advocates of innovative and inclusive climate solutions is conducting the awareness
raising sessions and trainings in Lamu targeting grassroots women including youth from
villages highly affected by climate change to inform them on the development projects
in Lamu which includes LAPSSET, coal power plant and oil gas projects their impacts
to the environment and natural resources they depend on. The communities are also
trained on natural resource rights, how to advocate for climate justice and the rights and
roles of women in climate action.

Our Partners
Global Green Grants Fund
Urgent Action Fund-Africa
Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action
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Islamic Relief Kenya
Search For Common Ground
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Global Green Grants Fund
FIDA
Akina Mama Wa Afrika
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OUR TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Raya Famau

Executive Director

Bachelor of Science in Development Studies

Khadija Abdilahi

Vice Chair Person

Bachelor of Human Resource Management

Khadija Shekuwe

Secretary

Masters in Environmetal Sciences

Alwiya Ahmed

Treasurer

Masters in Finance

Fatma Hassan

Director

Khadija Juma

Board Member

Journalist media representative 

Degree in Journalism and media studies

Khadija Said Ali

Board Member

Bachelor of counseling psychology

Suheila Abdul Faraj

Legal Representative

Bachelor of Law

Board Member

Kauthar Famau

Board Member

Diploma in Procurement and Materials Management

WORKING STAFF

Fardia Feiswal

Finance Officer

Aisha Said Abubakar. 

 Finance officer

Jacinta Omuyoma

Programmes Officer

Ummu Aweso 

Accountant

Ahmed Famau

Field Officer

Nasra Mohamed

Field Officer

Wahida Abdallah

 volunteer

Hussein Mohamed Alwy

Communication Officer.