Our Story

Mrembo Africa is a Social Enterprise based in Kangemi Urban settlement of Nairobi, Kenya.

It was co- Founded in 2016 by Alice Eshuchi, Lynne Chizzick and Doreen Aura Munroe to empower girls, women and persons with disabilities, and to promote gender equality through fashion and design. Mrembo is a Swahili term for a “beautiful woman,” in tribute to the inner and outer beauty of the African woman. Our mission shines through ensuring self-sustainability and economic independence for women with disregard to ethnicity, religion, level of education and country of origin.

Poverty and patriarchal power structures negatively influence the widespread gender inequalities making it difficult for women to access various financial, educational services and vocational skills. Inevitably, women struggle to provide for their basic needs and the needs of their children. We train and support the girls, women and persons with disabilities identified by community members and partner organizations with skills that can enable them design, create, produce and sell unique handmade products. Through Mrembo Africa, our artisans have the opportunity to walk towards sustainable economic independence. Our artisans earn an income from the products they produce reducing incidents of Gender Based Violence influenced by poverty and unemployment.

Our Vision

To enhance socio and economic empowerment of vulnerable women; to reduce poverty and gender-based violence; and include men’s participation in the prevention of violence against girls and women.