Zawadisha provides small loans to rural Kenyan women to help finance their livelihoods.

Zawadisha removes the barriers for rural women to access clean energy and water products by eliminating the up-front costs through an in-house financing and distribution program. We provide items such as solar lamps, rain water tanks, and clean cook stoves on credit to women, deliver them directly to their villages, and provide after-sale services that include financial literacy and micro-enterprise training.

This isn’t charity, it’s change. And we want you to join us.


Invest in women. The return will amaze you. 

Are you a change maker? Do you want to connect deeply with meaningful work and women? Then consider donating your time to Zawadisha. Work with us in Kenya. Share our posts on social. Help us send thank-you notes. Organize a dinner party. The possibilities are endless. For single day volunteer work in Kenya, please contact our partners at Give A Day Global. For multi-day experiences, internships, and fellowship positions, please send us an e-mail at hello (at) zawadisha.org and attach a cover letter, resume, and a links to your social profiles (Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram).

Join us for a truly life-changing experience in Kenya. Our two-week guided trips are designed to immerse you in our work and the Kenyan culture. You will come to understand the vast potential in a place where people are making the impossible possible. And you will gain a new lease on life, inspiring you to make change locally. Come with an open mind and open heart, ready to learn, and explore new things. This isn't a vacation—it’s an opportunity to make an impact in the lives of others and to see the world through a new lens.

Zawadisha means to give a gift and we believe the greatest gift we can give women is a hand up in fighting poverty. The gift they give us in return is that we know we truly have changed the life of another human being.

And that exchange is powerful.

We'd love to hear from you. Please send us your ideas and questions. 

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