Our Programmes

Rona Foundation advocates for the inclusion of rural widows in gender and human rights spheres, using a three prong approach for widows to contribute, demand & respond to social injustices and inequalities.

Know your rights

Educating widows through a series of transformative workshops to advance their rights and be change makers in their communities

Improve your livelihood

Empowering and funding widow groups and widow entrepreneurs with matching fund (interest free grant) and seed capital to improve their businesses.

Protect and sustain widow rights

Through policy advocacy, we champion outlawing and criminalising harmful widowhood practices that deny widows their body autonomy, rights and dignity.

Girls Lead: We know girls are powerful! We make it our mission to help them to know it from a young age, and keep reminding them.
In partnership with the local primary school, using a ‘catch them young’ model, we ignite power in girls by teaching them the skills to thrive and believe in their ability to be unstoppable. Currently, we mentor more than 150 girls in Orengo and Uhendo primary schools through leadership summits and boot camps during the holiday seasons.

Rona Foundation: Stop Widow Abuse in Kenya

Protect & Sustain

We transform structures by collective advocacy at community, county and national level by creating awareness around harmful gender norms, perceptions and attitudes towards widows that deny them their rights, dignity and body autonomy ...
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Improve Livelihoods

Through social and economic empowerment programs, we educate and strengthen relations to protect widows from SGBV, increase social capital and provide micro business grants ...
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Rona Foundation Social empowerment

Know your rights

We create safe spaces to empower widows through a series of transformative workshops to increase agency - make better decisions ...
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Climate Justice

We promote sustainable environmentally friendly activities such as establishing tree nurseries, building and use of energy-saving stoves. We also educate learners through an intervention dubbed Plant & Play ...
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