Coast Women In Development CWID is a registered and independent, nonprofit making grassroots women organization that exist to improve the lives of women and children at the grassroots levels. It was established in the year 2005 to identify and reinforce women’s role in Education Leadership, Developments and Governance, the organization is registered by NGO board. CWID in addition, serves as the secretariat to the Pwani Gender Based Violence Network, which is a group effort of the various organizations addressing issues of gender in general and gender based violence in particular at the Coastal Region of Kenya in collaboration with GBV Prevention Network Horn of Africa.
The organization has various running projects which are:
- Prevention and awareness of gender based violence in the Coastal region. This is done in collaboration with Pwani GBV network.
- Economic Empowerment - through Microfinance loaning Scheme- this project supports members in designing small projects and advancing small start up loans which payable within a period is ranging from one to three years, E.g. Goat rearing project in Kilifi and Malindi.
- Healthy Action Campaign, The project advocates for the government health strategies to address the needs of poor people in order for the MDGs to be met as well as the demand of development strategies. This we do in partnership with FHOK, Kwetu Training Centre and MTG under the umbrella of DSW and IED.
- Improved hygiene and sanitation in slums; in this project, women and youths are trained in observing household hygiene. This is also done to promote HIV/AIDS awareness activities at the household levels.
- Education support for girls in poor families;this project identifies bright girls from poor families that are reflected in CWID projects and offer support by facilitating them to continue with schooling without interruption which is often occassioned by sending Support Request Application (SRA) to government run bursary funds, Constituency Development Funds (CDF) donors, individuals and corporate well wishers.
- Campaign on fight against malaria; the project targets to empower the community with skills and resources of controlling and preventing the spread of malaria and its impacts.