Every year, KWITU members travel from all parts of the United States and Canada to gather over what we call ‘KWITU Reunion’.
Our first reunion was hosted in 2016 at Dallas, TX. The gathering was graced with the presence of the first lady of His Excellency Amb. Robinson Githae, Kenya’s ambassador to the United States.
The three-day reunion has now become a pace-setter to our future gatherings. We thank all those who joined us to make it a huge success.
Who We Are
KWITU is a social Group which was founded in June of 2015 by Lilian Okech aka Lilly Richards to connect the Kenyan Women living in the USA and Canada.
KWITU has grown and incorporated the efforts of many amazing women who have together worked for the growth and development of the group. Last year, KWITU won the Mashujaa Award for our contribution to our Kenyan community both in the USA and back home in Kenya, especially in creating social media awareness.
Click here to review the reunion program.
Starting with the 2016 Event in Dallas, KWITU will partner with two Orphanages thus Imani and Upendo Children’s Homes both
Initiatives of our fellow KWITU Members. All our future Annual Reunions will Partner with Women’s Organizations/Orphanages back home.
KWITU would also like to bridge the gap that exists between Kenyan women living here in America/Canada and the women living
back home especially Prenatal and Women’s Health Care.
Through our KWITU Magazine, we plan to show the world how Kenyan Women living in America are as ambitious and hardworking like women around the Globe rather than what’s portrayed in blogs which falsely represents us as being lazy and settling for odd jobs. The magazine purely celebrates the achievements of our women.
To provide a platform for Kenyan women to:
1. Build lasting relationships through networking. Now every KWITU member has the potential of connecting to thousands
of women on different levels.
2. Grow their businesses by offering an environment for them to advertise.
3. Learn from one another especially get informed on matters affecting our lives daily here in the Diaspora.
4. Empower each other through different ways, e.g. celebrating our member’s achievements, encouraging one another to aim
5. Access information. We have plenty of information available for women on matters such as legal, immigration, abuse, employment, education, fitness, finance, fashion, philanthropy etc.
6. Participate in the growth of the group directly by becoming admins, officials, state representatives and now we have just launched our magazine as a tool and seven of our own members are editors.
7. Start small businesses.
8. Be business partners through our KWITU, LLC.
9. Not only connect online but also physically through our ongoing state level meet ups and now our forth coming Grand
Reunion in Dallas.
10.Access a safe haven where they can share and get advice from their peers.