Esther Mwaura-Muiru

Founder and Coordinator, GROOTS Kenya

Esther Mwaura-Muiru is a Founder and Coordinator of GROOTS Kenya (Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood) – a network of over 2000 self-help groups from poor communities across Kenya. Her leadership has enabled women in the GROOTS Kenya network to build a solid network of grassroots women’s organizations and take leadership roles in their own communities and within local, national, regional and international decision-making forums, focusing on local governance, secure land tenure, and community responses to HIV and AIDS. She is an environmental specialist who has documented several award-winning Kenyan community development practices and sits on advisory boards for national and international organizations.