Transforming Communities

Mana Women

Manasprings salutes the many Mana women in Kenya who embrace the true meaning of ‘mana’
– simply, how you care for others.

To date, Manasprings has reached out to hundreds of women community leaders representing their own not for profit local organisations that impact the lives of thousands of children, youth, women and families living in poverty throughout Kenya.

We’ve learnt that Mana Women have more than one remarkable trait in common – however one characteristic that stands strong is that of COURAGE - courage to do the right thing when everyone else turns away; courage to try again tomorrow; courage to test the limits; and courage to make a difference.

Australians have an interest in building leadership that is ethical and based on integrity. By increasing the capacity of women in leadership, the effectiveness of their organisations will be multiplied across all the people to whom they provide such a vital service. We trust that the work of Manasprings will continue to grow strong, ethical leadership in Kenya.

Robyn (Australia) October 5, 2017

  • Beatrice and her mother founded Fruitful Talent Centre in Kibera, home to a million people who lack water, sewerage and power. Fruitful is a happy place, even though things are tough. Seventeen children, the youngest three years old, live at Fruitful and 100 + children attend the informal school for kindergarten and pre-primary. Manasprings “Tell […]

  • Consolate is the founder of Mercy Ministries Orphanage and Mercy Main Flower Academy, located in Uriri, Migori, southwest Kenya. When visiting Mercy, children come running – there is such an atmosphere of excitement! With 42 orphans and vulnerable children that call ‘Mercy’ their home, and 342 children at primary school, Consolate and the team have […]

  • Margaret is the founding director of Tenderfeet Education Centre, a primary school for 200 pupils, which today provides a high standard of education in Kabiria, Nairobi. Some school children come from afar – the slums of Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum and home to 1 million people. Tenderfeet was initially located in rented premises in Kibera. […]