Transforming Communities


A residential program designed to strengthen and support
grassroots women leaders

Manasprings encourages and educates women who help vulnerable and marginalised communities in Kenya. Facilitating Wellbeing & Leadership Events for grassroots women leaders, over two or four days are a major focus of Manasprings, given we believe that women who work on the frontlines need time on the sidelines.

Holistic women community leaders who work in inner city slums and remote rural areas need time for physical and psychological rest and for spiritual retreat. It is important for these women who serve the poor and marginalised to have the time, and to be in a place where they can be reminded that God’s world has beauty, quiet and peace, not just ugliness, poverty, and conflict. They also need a chance to learn from their lifetime experience of walking with the poor. They need time and the place to be able to sort out what has happened to them, and to make sense of it. They need to figure out what more they need to know, or be, and have the opportunity to learn or develop (Myers, Walking with the Poor).

Manasprings provides a safe space for women to connect, inspire and learn. The residential Women’s Wellbeing & Leadership Events strengthen and support grassroots women leaders in transforming communities for the wellbeing of all.

The cost of the Manasprings Women’s Wellbeing & Leadership Events varies depending on location, venue, and number of women attending, with costs starting at $10,000. Each woman contributes 500 KES (approximately $5.00) and their transport to get to and from the venue. We are extremely grateful to the generous donors who sponsor the Events, understanding that women who serve the poor and vulnerable for a lifetime, must experience a time to retreat, refresh, and reset.


We came. We went. And in between we laughed, learnt, made new friendships, and rested. 46 Manawomen from across Kenya gathered in Nairobi for the Manasprings Grassroots Wellbeing & Leadership…


Over twenty-five women gathered together for a ManaChapter in Uriri. Hosted by the Consolate Muga, who leads her community with such strength and humility, the day was filled with shared…

Looking Ahead – Planning For 2020

Key Manawomen gathered at the Manasprings Nairobi office for a full day of discussion and decision-making in late January 2020. Regional Events were set for the year, strategy for Chapter…

Siaya Hosted Manasprings Grassroots Leadership Event

Manasprings welcomed thirty Manawomen to Siaya, Nyanza Region for the residential Grassroots Women’s Leadership Event held over two nights, three days in November 2019. Women who serve the poor and…

Championing Women Leadership At The Grassroots in Kenya

Sixty Manawomen, young and old, gathered from across Kenya in Nairobi for the residential Manasprings Grassroots Women’s Leadership Event, held over three nights and four days. The program, designed for…

ManaChapters – Strategy For Future Growth

The second half of 2019 witnessed the formation of a Manasprings Chapter Strategy Committee, consisting of eight women representing various communities across Kenya. Key Manasprings women community leaders participated in…

Strengthening Grassroots Women Leadership in Kenya

Forty four Manawomen gathered for the Manasprings Grassroots Women’s Leadership Event from Nairobi, Nakuru, Gilgil, Kisumu, Molo, Elburgon, Siaya, Migori, Nyahururu and Mwingi. Manawomen shared their stories of inspiration, fully…

Women in Leadership – Migori Chapter

In August 2018, eighteen Mana women gathered for their Manasprings Migori Chapter, hosted at Glory College by Vivian, the college’s founder and lecturer. Participating at the Migori Chapter, were women…

Women in Leadership – Nairobi Event

Mana women from across Nairobi participated in the Manasprings Women in Leadership held at the end of July, with Australian guest speakers – Steve and Cheryl Blackwell. The live-in event…

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Manasprings Wellbeing & Leadership Events vary in cost depending on location, venue, and number of women attending. On average, when we invite 30 women for a two night three day ‘live-in’ program, costs start at $10,000, and can cost up to $20,000. We’ll let you know when and where your Manasprings Wellbeing Event is being held.


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