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 rural southeastern Kenya, reaching about 1300 low-income families. On average, each family has 5 members, so the work of the Trust has a positive impact on the lives of about 6,500 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

Project Manager in Kenya

Peter Manyolo
+254 713 874 752 

Project Officer in Kenya

Jacinta Peter

Mifuko Trust Blog

Latest articles

Co-founder of Mifuko Mari Martikainen introduces herself

Co-founder of Mifuko Mari Martikainen introduces herself

Mari brings to Mifuko Trust and the WASH and Grow! project a strong connection to the region, as well as expertise in entrepreneurship and marketing, which helps advance the project's goals and pro...
Exploring the SoilWatch Partnership

Exploring the SoilWatch Partnership

Green Initiatives and Corporate Responsibility In the spring of 2021, Minna Impiö, Chairperson of the Mifuko Trust, and Anita Lintula, Mifuko Trust’s Project Manager in Finland contacted SoilWatch...
Providing Essential Water Tanks

Providing Essential Water Tanks

In the month of April, a new and impactful initiative took root, propelled by our valued implementing partner, MWD CBO—a grassroots organization dedicated to women's empowerment.