JOANNA MAIDEN - FOUNDER
I moved to Kenya in 2009 and started SOKO Kenya with the belief that the fashion industry could be used as a force for good.
Our clothing factory’s aim is to enable people to lift themselves out of poverty. However, to achieve this. We learnt that we needed to provide holistic support, education and guidance therefore the Kujuwa Initiative was born.
We believe that if we can support girls with access to period products and education, we have the potential to change the trajectory of a girl’s life.
Through our work we have seen confidence in young women grow, grades improve, a reduction in unplanned teenage pregnancy and communities supporting girls to thrive.
We are passionate about ending period poverty in our country.
Are you with us? We’d love to hear from you.
Our Knowledge team engages and educates in schools, after school clubs and residential camps teaching both girls and boys, teachers and families about sexual reproductive health, rights and menstrual hygiene.
Our Production team produces our KEBS-certified washable sanitary pads by up-cycling fabric waste from the SOKO Kenya clothing factory.
Experienced CSR Director and Responsible Business Consultant with MSc (Distinction) in Environmental Management, Chartered MCIPD status and a background in marketing and communications. Founder of the ASOS Foundation, with a track record of engaging employees, suppliers and customers in creative and effective community initiatives.
Hannah is an experienced, trained teacher, and founder of sidekick, a business focused on enabling others to take the lead - either in their leadership, their teams, their organisations, or their life. Hannah and team work with corporates, charities and individuals to help them build thriving teams and cultures, through workshops, consultancy support, and coaching.
Chichi Carolyne Nafula
With over 10 years experience working in accounting at senior management level, Chichi is Head of Finance and Human Resources at SOKO Kenya. Chichi has played a pivotal role in the development and success of the SOKO Kenya Community Trust.
Lea brings over 2 decades of experience in supporting innovation programmes globally. She is a proven business leader, trained coach and tech optimist with experience in strategy, transformation and innovation.