In the busy settlement of Kibera, Makina Ward, Superb Community Based Organisation (CBO) finds its purpose. This feminist women-led organisation is on a mission to challenge the instruments of power that perpetuate violence against the rights of women and girls while amplifying their voices and fostering gender equality.
Superb focuses on empowering adolescents and women on SRHR, economic justice, feminist leadership and advocating for gender equality.
This women’s rights organisation was one of those who qualified for the Women’s Voice and Leadership (WVL) project in Kenya. The project aimed to contribute to gender equality and the increased enjoyment of human rights by women and girls in Kenya. It was a 5-year grant funded by Global Affairs Canada and is being delivered by CARE Canada, CARE Kenya, Uraia Trust, Centre for Rights Education (CREAW), Community Advocacy and Awareness (CRAWN Trust) and Urgent Action Fund (UAFAfrica).
Superb was a beneficiary of the institutional capacity building in areas such as strategic plan development, HR policies, Finance Policy, Monitoring and Evaluation policy development. They have been able to develop essential frameworks including a comprehensive five-year strategic plan, financial policies, a code of conduct to persons below and over 18 years, a human resources policy and a monitoring and evaluation policy. These tools empower them to work more efficiently and effectively toward their goals.
These interventions have had a direct impact on the organisation and the community at large. They celebrate the historic achievement of Kibera’s Makina Ward electing a woman as a member of the County Assembly, for which Superb played a big role in empowering women to leadership roles.
“Superb CBO has directly impacted over 500, 636 beneficiaries in the community since we were empowered by this program. We have also been able to secure more funding due to the capacity building we received on resource mobilisation,” Yasmin Mohamed, Superb’s Executive Director, reveals.
Superb has also fostered strong alliances with other WROs in the region which strengthen their collective impact and amplify their efforts to drive positive change. Their advocacy impact is visible after launching a petition with Senator Gloria Orwoba which resulted in the introduction of the Sanitary Towels Provision Bill in the Senate aimed at ending period poverty.
“We are dedicated to empowering women and girls, fostering feminist leadership, and advocating for lasting gender equality in Kibera and beyond. We are immensely grateful for Global Affairs Canada, CARE and CREAW ongoing support, which fuels our commitment to positive change,” Yasmin concludes.