The Compassion Network

The Compassion Network is a cooperative of small local groups. Membership of the co-operative entitles the groups to receive training and support by Compassion CBO. Compassion CBO helps members of the network to write their constitutions and register with the Kenyan Government, which then enables them to receive small loans and grants.
Each member group subscribes to a common ethos of supporting the rights of women in the community and working together to fight poverty.
The network includes groups with a wide range of interests from all different parts of society from people working in the same area, such as flower growers, to groups of HIV+ people, Women's Groups, Cancer Survivor Groups and many more.

Membership of the network is free.

Mungania Self Help Group

Mungania Self Help Group

Based in Karurumo, outside Embu, Mungania Self Help grouped formed in 2014 to fight FGM in the area. It has thirty members, all of whom are women without husbands, most of them have been widowed.

Aside from fighting FGM, with Compassion CBO, they also help create awareness of HIV/AIDS and provide support and follow ups for those diagnosed with the condition.

They work heavily with ex-prostitutes helping them through income generating schemes such as goat rearing and farming.

The members also conduct a merry-go-round to help members have enough capital to start businesses and learn new skills.