The Founder and lead Director

Habiba Mohamed is the face behind Women and Development Against Distress in Africa (WADADIA) as a Founding member she is the president of the organization and an Ex-Official board member. She is the head of the secretariat where she works closely with other members of the staff to execute the organizations’ mandate.

Since the establishment of WADADIA, Ms. Mohamed has played a major role in the formulation of policies, procedures and strategies that have led to the organization’s growth and expansion.


BIO :-Ms. Mohamed began her career as a community veterinarian, assisting livestock farmers in western Kenya. Through this close contact with the community, she began to see the myriad social challenges faced by rural, communities and became passionate about working with marginalized women. Under her leadership WADADIA which started as an informal group targeting female sex workers in Mumias sub county has grown to a registered non  The organization started as a self-help group that targeted female sex workers Mumias Sub county. Ms. Mohamed has worked and volunteered for several organizations, giving her an in-depth understanding of community dynamics and engagement processes.


Ms Mohamed is the Kenya Country director for Fistula Foundation in Kenya, an organization she served as an Outreach Manager and Program Director prior to her current position.  Before joining the Fistula Foundation, Ms. Mohamed worked on fistula programming for nearly a decade. She worked for a UNFPA funded program through its partner Mumcop, and was a consultant program specialist for One By one of World Wide Fistula for 8 and 7 years respectifully. She was the lead consultant in the development of the Female Genital Fistula training Manual for community Health volunteers and was one of the contributors in the development of the Kenya Female Genital Fistula strategic Framework.


Ms. Mohamed has a higher diploma Social Work and Community Development, undergraduate and Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Mt. Kenya University, and is a PhD student of Counselling Psychology at Kenyatta University. She  is the author of the psychosocial effects of obstetric fistula on young mothers in western Kenya, Obstetric fistula post-repair follow up; An Outreach workers perspective, and, the Obstetric Fistula community-based assessment tool ( OF-COMBAT), A verbal screening tool that has helped reduce the number of women being referred to fistula treatment centers with other forms of incontinences.