Empowering Women and Girls

MikonoYetu means “joining our hands” in Kiswahili, the national language of Tanzania. MikonoYetu is a women-led-non-profit organization based in Mwanza, Tanzania. 


Our vision is to see gender equality in ownership of production resources.

Our mission is to find new ways of empowering women and girls economically so that they can own and control resources more productively and profitably, while also sustaining the environment to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change.


About Us

The reasons for establishing MikonoYetu stem from our own working experiences while implementing a project to curb domestic violence…


Our Programs

The Key themes examined include:

  • Women Economic Empowerment
  • Girls Empowerment
  • Women and the Environment
  • Violence Against Women




Find links to videos on our current programs and learn about people’s individual experiences

Get Involved


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“Empowerment of women and equality between women and men are prerequisites for achieving political, social, economic, cultural and environmental security among all peoples” (United Nations 1995).



Our Partners



It could be said that fifty years is not a long time – not even a lifetime. In the life of an organization, though, fifty years represents a collection of countless decisions, made through the collaboration of people whose passion shaped a story – our story. As we enter our fiftieth year, we’re focused on tracing the threads of our history through decades of change, challenge, courage, and growth.


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