Madihu Women´s Development Association (MaWoDA)

9 Humonya Avenue
Kenema city
Sierra Leone

Ansprechpartner: Fatmata Dassama

+23276660065; +23276641318


  • Frauenpolitik/feministisches Projekt
  • Sozialpolitik/behinderte Menschen
  • Bildungspolitik/-projekt

Über uns

Madihu Women´s Development Association (MaWoDA), established in 2003, is an NGO in Sierra Leone that aims to help transform the lives of poor and marginalized women, children and girl mothers in rural communities. The organisation works through issues related to social justice, sexual and reproductive health and economic empowerment.

"Madihu" is a local name meaning "determination". The name is looking at determined women coming together in a network pushing themselves ahead to achieve empowerment and prosperity.

This Association started working together as one big farming group in November 2003. In December 2006, the association registered with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs as a Farmer Based Organization. In 2008, the association also registered with the Kenema District Council as a FBO. By 2008, it was clear to the members of the association that working together as a group was more beneficial than working as an individual´s based on the association´s earning since its formation.

Our mandate is to transform the livelihoods of poor and marginalized rural women, children, girl mothers, youths and rural communities in the pursuit of social justice and economic empowerment.

A well-built farm based organization working towards the promotion of women, children and youths in an enhanced conflict and justice, and cost-effectively empowered community.

Women Can Serve Better If Empowered!

Main Objectives:
• Assist to enable children and women of poor communities to have access to basic services and increased opportunities for social and economic development;
• Assist to empower rural poor communities to self-propelled development , particularly in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of efforts for children and women;
• Assist to advocate for the formulation and implementation of development policies that will protect, empower and increase the participation of the rural poor persons, especially children and women.

• Distribution of Ebola prevention materials including veronical buckets, bars of soap, and food items to quarantined homes.
• Construction of drying floors and stores and provision of rice hauling machines, cassava grating machines for the implementation of a project in Konia chiefdom.
• Implemention of an access to justice project funded by ENCISS to ensure that women and girls in seven sections of Dama chiefdom accessed justice related to domestic violence.
• Construction of a bakery in Konia and Giema in Dama chiefdom as part of a pro-poor rural women project.

Fatmata Dassama is the Managing Director at the Madihu Women´s Development Associatione (MaWoDA).

For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.