Who We Are

Our Vision

Our Vision is a transformed and empowered community of women who can individually and collectively challenge poverty and other barriers to development

Our Core Values

Our Core Values include:

Solidarity

We believe that an empowered and inclusive community that shares common interests and sympathies can heal itself and achieve its greatest desires.

Partnership

AWGN works respectfully in collaboration with local governments, communities, the private sector and donors, bringing together the unique resources of all to achieve common objectives.

Innovation

Through continuous learning and knowledge management, we endeavor to create innovative solutions to current and emerging challenges in a dynamic world.

Our Achievements at a glance

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Girls reached through SRHR awareness and education outreaches
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Number of Girls supplied with disposable sanitary towels
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Children reached through SFPs

Our targets

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Girls reached through SRHR awareness and education outreaches

Dec 2022

100

Girls supported with reusable sanitary towels, face masks and hand sanitisers

Dec 2022

100

Young mothers provided with practical and technical skills in income generation, business grants, and business incubation

Dec 2023

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Intersectional and intergenerational VSLA groups formed and supported

Dec 2024

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Children enrolled in ECD centres supprted through the School Feeding programmes

Dec 2025

About the founder

A4WGN was founded by Mercy Syombua Mulanga out of her passion for women empowerment and driven by her own childhood experiences as a young woman born and brought up in Kitui County. Growing up in extreme poverty, Mercy had to drop out of school at a young age and take up a job as an unpaid house girl in the city just to be able to access some basic needs. 

When she could not continue working due to the cruelty of her employer, Mercy contemplated early marriage at fourteen and was promised to be married as a second wife to a famous witch doctor in her village. Fortunately, she was recued by the Christian Brothers in Kibera where she had sought refuge with her aunt, and through a sponsorship from Women for Women in Africa, Mercy was able to re-enroll into secondary school and successfully complete her education. 

She now is a gender and program specialist and is deeply passionate about feminist mobilization, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. She has great experience working with rural communities and partners to deliver on project interventions including women rights organizations, collectives, civils societies, INGOs, and other networks. She holds a professional master’s in development policy and practices from the Graduate Institute of Policy and Development Studies-Geneva, and a degree in early childhood and primary education from Moi University in Kenya.