About Rona Foundation

Rona Foundation conducts psycho-social support, life skills, and Para-legal and income-generating programs including micro-finance, tailoring, organic vegetable farming, and beads-making for rural widows in Kenya.

Rona currently serves more than 8,000 widows in Siaya County, clustered in over 60 widow groups, and has become a model that has now been replicated in 12 counties in Kenya through county chapters.

Our Mission

To champion for protection and advancement of widow rights and to ensure rural widows in Kenya are protected from harmful cultural practices, discrimination and social-economic exclusion, alongside orphan education, care and support. And to revive communities with rural widows as change makers.

Our Vision

To create limitless potential for widows by improving widows rights and access to justice and resources, and to rebuild lives through a series of transformative workshops and programs with enrichment opportunities that nurture self-expression, loss and grief sharing that stimulate positive growth and address emotional and cultural barriers for widows to realize their full potential.

Our Values

  • We offer understanding and compassion.
  • We are committed to justice and social-transformation.
  • We push boundaries as innovators.
  • Teamwork and collaboration are at the heart of what we do.
  • We nurture leadership, self-initiative and personal responsibility.
  • We are consistently consistent and persistently persistent with a high level of integrity.
  • We believe that all widows deserve dignity, respect, and equal opportunity.


We are a faith-based organisation.
See our Statement of Faith.