Msichana (ms-cha-na) means “Young Woman” in Swahili, a language born of blended cultures including Africans, Arabs, and Europeans, and used in different countries across Africa today.
There is overwhelming quantitative evidence that women’s empowerment and gender equality are associated with peace and stability in society; yet women are an undermined group, working in vulnerable, low-paid, or undervalued jobs, and are more likely to end their lives in poverty.
Msichana aims to generate commercial enterprise and self-sustaining local communities by empowering these women through education, employment and development programs to build long-term, sustainable growth and unleash further benefit to their families and communities.
We achieve our goals by focusing on four key areas:
- Education and Mentorship
- Security and Equality
- Family Life
- Learn more about our Focus Areas