WHO WE ARE
Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika is a community based organization in West Pokot County in the North Western region of Kenya. We are committed to empowering marginalized women and girls in West Pokot Kenya, through training and support on skills needed for establishing sustainable livelihoods, as well as building sustainable communities where women’s rights and capacities are honored and celebrated and through them families, villages and nations are transformed.
Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika was founded in May of 2010 and got officially registered in August of 2011 with the Ministry of Gender and Social Services in West Pokot County in Kenya and in May of 2012 we started to actively implement our programs in West Pokot, Kenya.
We seek to empower marginalized and vulnerable girls and women in West Pokot Kenya to overcome poverty and improve their resilience to the impacts of climate change as well as contribute to building sustainable communities where they dwell.
A world where everyone has an equal opportunity to live life in all its fullness
Wholeness of life, Equality, Self Reliance, Resilience, Sustainability, Justice, Peace and Compassion
WHERE WE OPERATE
West Pokot , Kenya
We Serve in West Pokot County in Kenya that is located in the North Western part of Kenya.
West Pokot borders Uganda to the West, Trans Nzoia County and Marakwet County to the South, Turkana County to the north and East Baringo County to the South East. Geographically, it lies between Latitudes 10 10 And 3040 N and Longitudes 340 50 and 350 50 E.
The County covers a total land area of 9,100 square kilometers and stretches a distance of 132 km from its north to its south borders. Its terrain is relatively rugged with major topographic features being beautiful hills, dry plains, and rugged escarpments.
The altitude of West Pokot ranges from 900m in the plains of Turkana in North-east to over 3370 m in Cherangani Hills in the South-eastern parts of the district. The highest altitudes fall between 2439-3370m above sea level, medium altitudes range from 1500m to 2100 meters above sea level, regions like Alale, Kacheliba and parts of Sigor have altitudes below 2100 and are flattest, driest and hottest in the district.Learn Mor about West Pokot County
Who we serve
Marginalized Girls in West Pokot Kenya
We serve girls who have suffered harmful cultural practices like Female Genital Mutilation, early marriages and denied access to education just because they were born girls. These practices lock our girls and their children in the cycle of poverty and make them highly vulnerable to harsh realities like violation, unemployment, food insecurity and conflict.Get to know the Girls that we serve
Farming Women in Semi Arid Areas of West Pokot
We also serve women farmers that live in Semi Arid Areas of West Pokot who face the greatest vulnerability to droughts and conflicts in West Pokot Kenya. These women are not only the pillars of their families and respective communities, they also poses diverse capabilities that is unexplored due to challenging social, economic, cultural and environmental circumstances that they have battled with most of their lives. Hence we seek to empower these women to embrace their potential to overcome poverty and vulnerability as well as to nurture and lead their communities into realizing the vision of sustainability.Get to know the Farming Women that we serve
We are always looking for partners and volunteers to join us in making this mission a reality.
If you wish to join us please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org