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



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

Communications and Fundraising Intern in Finland

Elina Sipilä
+358 40 563 1210

Project Manager in Kenya

Peter Manyolo
+254 713 874 752 

Project Officer in Kenya

Jacinta Peter

Mifuko Trust Blog

Latest articles

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...
Anna Puu hugging a door with a Mifuko Trust and Mifuko Women Development CBO sign

Introducing Our Agroforestry Ambassador Anna Puu

As an Agroforestry Ambassador since 2023, Anna is committed to raising awareness about Mifuko Trust's projects in Kenya. 
From Weaving to Community Involvement: Friendship of Anna and Ruth

From Weaving to Community Involvement: Friendship of Anna and Ruth

While Valentine's Day is celebrated worldwide, in Finland it's referred to as Friend's Day, highlighting the importance of friendship. Following the theme, we share the story of Anna and Ruth, two ...