MikonoYetu, meaning “Joining Hands Together” in Kiswahili, is a women-led NGO based in Mwanza, Tanzania. We firmly believe that real change requires collective action, where individuals and organizations join hands to create a sustainable impact in the lives of women.
Established in 2011 and registered as a non-profit organization under the Company Ordinance, MikonoYetu became a certified NGO in 2019. MikonoYetu adopts a gender equality approach to resource ownership, aiming for equal access, control, and decision-making power for women and men. MikonoYetu’s mission is to economically empower women and girls, enabling them to own and control productive resources profitably and productively, while addressing the challenges of climate change. Starting in 2021, MikonoYetu focused on two key thematic areas: Economic Empowerment, and the Environment.
In Economic Empowerment, our targets include reducing poverty levels, increasing resource ownership for women and girls, providing vocational skills training, tackling youth unemployment, and improving access to financial services. Girls’ Empowerment aims to support girls in reaching their potential by promoting their active participation in various spheres, strengthening family roles, challenging harmful cultural norms, enhancing their access to ICT, and creating opportunities for decent work.
In Economic Empowerment, our targets include reducing poverty levels, particularly among rural women, increasing resource ownership for women and girls, providing vocational skills and entrepreneurship training, tackling girls’ unemployment, and improving access to financial services. Through Women and the Environment initiatives, we build the capacity of women and girls to manage natural resources, promote eco-friendly projects led by women, embrace new technologies, raise climate change awareness, and contribute to reforestation efforts.
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Together, we can make a difference!