Mifuko Trust

About us

Welcome to Mifuko Trust web-page! We are a women's aid and advocacy organization founded in 2012. We strongly believe in the importance of empowering women to promote the well-being of the entire community. We work together with 40 women's self-help groups in 60 villages in rural southeastern Kenya, reaching about 1300 low-income families. The work of the Trust has a positive impact on the lives of about 8,000 women, men, and children.

Members of the Mifuko Trust women's groups produce baskets for the fair trade company Mifuko and are also small-scale farmers. The work of Mifuko and Mifuko Trust complement each other, as Mifuko creates jobs and livelihoods for the self-help groups, while Mifuko Trust strengthens the well-being, resilience, and participation of women and their communities, for example through the WASH and Grow! project.

Take a look at our website to find out more about our work and how you can support us by donating. Together, we can advance women's empowerment and the well-being of communities!

Sustainable Development Goals

Our efforts are guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Achieving the goals by 2030 requires a holistic approach that takes into account the environment, social and economic sustainability and the promotion of human rights.

Mifuko Trust is concentrating in its projects on the following sustainable development goals: 

2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Contact details

Contact

info@mifukotrust.org 

Hämeentie 130 A
00560 Helsinki, Finland

Business ID: 2744748-6

The Board of Directors

Minna Impiö (Chairperson)
Vilma Autio
Mari Martikainen
Henrik Suikkanen

Mifuko Trust staff

Project Manager in Finland 

Anita Lintula
+358 45 783 430 62
anita.lintula@mifukotrust.org

Communications and Fundraising Intern in Finland

Elina Sipilä
+358 40 563 1210
elina.sipila@mifukotrust.org

Project Manager in Kenya

Peter Manyolo
+254 713 874 752 
peterlance.maundu@mifukotrust.org

Project Officer in Kenya

Jacinta Peter
+254701561414
jacinta.peter@mifukotrust.org

Mifuko Trust Blog

Latest articles

Introducing Our Agroforestry Ambassador Mwende Mutisya

Introducing Our Agroforestry Ambassador Mwende Mutisya

Mwende is one of 41 agroforestry ambassadors trained in 2023. The group participated in an inspiring refresher training in May 2024.
Breaking the Stigma: Community Efforts to Improve Menstrual Health

Breaking the Stigma: Community Efforts to Improve Menstrual Health

We discussed the challenges related to menstrual hygiene management with over 600 women, girls, men, and boys.  We broke the stigma surrounding menstruation and brainstormed solutions to improve me...
Introducing Mifuko Women Development CBO's New Board

Introducing Mifuko Women Development CBO's New Board

The new board of our partner organization, Mifuko Women Development CBO, was elected in 2024. The board members value women's empowerment and working as a team to achieve positive change in their c...