Rose Women’s Foundation was founded in 2016 by Allie Amoroso, Patrick Juma, Evelyn Ofwana, and Wilikister Were. Thier mission is to empower the women and children of sub-Saharan Africa through entrepreneurship and education. On Allie’s study abroad mission to Kenya in 2016, she met her co-founder Patrick Juma who is the headmaster of the Daystar Junior Educational Centre. Her capstone research was a needs assessment for 150 mothers of the Daystar children in the Mathare slum outside of Nairobi. Through personal interviews, questionnaire, and focus groups we found that 100% of the ROSE women made less than $2.50/day, 90% of these women had never heard of a non-profit, and 77% had only had a primary school education. Patrick started DayStar Primary School in 2014 to give education opportunity to hundreds of street children in his local community.
The group depends on the divine power of God to provide the opportunity to work together in one community as ROSE Women’s Foundation. The ROSE women and founders were motivated to make a lasting change in their community.