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Who are we


We are human trafficking survivor leaders and experts, leading the way to a climate-smart future without human trafficking and modern-day slavery. With scalable solutions in Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda) and the Netherlands.

Footprint to Freedom is founded and run exclusively by survivors' vision of an ambitious, resilient, and immensely passionate survivor, Malaika Oringo. The organization champions survivor-led initiatives to combat human trafficking and Sustainable Development goals focusing on SDG 1 and SDG 3, SDG 8, and SDG 13 to influence attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs towards climate change and human trafficking in the Netherlands and East Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda). Our work focuses on six-interlinked approaches: Prevention, Education, Empowerment, Engagement, Reintegration, and Advocacy

 I am not ‘just’ a victim anymore. I am part of a community of survivor leaders.

Based in

We are currently based in Nairobi, the capital city though we cover the whole country; in Nairobi, we mainly work with at-risk or the most vulnerable populations; hence most of our projects and activities are primarily in the informal settlements in Nairobi.

Our projects include:

  • Empowerment
  • Boys are not for sale
  • Community outreach
  • Safe space for girls and young mothers
  • Advocacy

The founder


Malaika Oringo, a survivor, consultant, and speaker against human trafficking stands up for victims' rights and strengthens survivors' engagement. She is the founder of Footprint to Freedom, a survivor-led organization. As a speaker and campaigner, Oringo has highlighted gaps in TIP European legislation. During the UN General Assembly 2021, she believes in Partnerships against human trafficking.

She has worked with NGOs, Intergencie,  Researchers, Educators, law enforcement, and private sectors. She is a serving member of ISTAC / OSCE/ODIHR and works with The Salvation Army as The International Survivor and Engagement Specialist.

Malaika has been intensively involved in the fight against human trafficking for the past 17 years. She believes survivors are the most significant stakeholders in the fight against human trafficking. Thus, they should sit at a very decision-making table from the community level to a national level and international level.  she lobbied at the European Commission and has spoken at the European Parliament about the gaps in the current approach to human trafficking. Malaika questions raised in Uganda in harsh conditions and exploited in the Netherlands; she has devoted her life to fighting against human trafficking. he also advised on the

As CEO of Footprint to Freedom, she speaks up for the victims of human trafficking and creates awareness of the exploitation situations in which many women find themselves. She specializes in her home country Uganda and the neighboring countries, Kenya and Tanzania. She sees many women from these countries who are exploited in the Middle East and return to their homeland in absolute devastation. Without a suitable alternative, traffickers target these women, giving them false hopes that Europe is the answer to their hopelessness, but instead, they end up being re-trafficked and re-victimized.

"She is on a mission to create an army of survivor leaders, an alert community, just laws and policies, and well-informed service providers."

Our teammembers


Our member consultants have a broad array of skills and expertise and are ready to support you or your organisation.

Aciro Pauline

I am a survivor of human trafficking. It’s my pleasure to work with Footprint to freedom to end human trafficking in East Africa, and the entire world.

Berry Anyango

I'm a teacher by profession. Teaching young learners is my passion, As a survivor I stand firm to see the end of human trafficking by creating awareness to many.

Senga Jean

I am a coordinator and a social worker. I love to help those who are less fortunate. Let’s together end up human trafficking in East Africa and the entire world.

Adamson Muserengu

I am a professional English language teacher. I love working with children and the less fortunate. I believe empowering victims is a great way to end the cycle.

Mukiibi Fauz

I'm a Ugandan, graduate of Kyambogo university human resource management. I'm a social work volunteer where I counsel H.I.V and Aids affected people. I want to educate others and help end human trafficking.

Abubakar Kiwanuka Kinene

I provide financial education to survivors and young people. Fighting poverty among the youths will lower the chance they get lured into the false dreams of trafficking. 

Mukasa Najib

I'm also known as the fabric murderer because of my work in the fashion industry. I am a concept creator, I'm a visually thinker. I first dream of my designs and then I design my dream.

Kwanzaa Robest

I was raised in Ottawa, Canada. During my time at the child welfare sector in my country, it was alarming to me how close to home human trafficking is. We need to stop modern day slavery now!

Fatuma Aziza

I’m a matron and guardian mother to orphans in Huda Integrated school situated in south B. I love working for the community and I pray that together we can put and end to human trafficking.

Hassan Humza

My passion is helping others find their passion. I am skilled in public speaking, community mobilization, writing. I love traveling, reading, learning. I fight to end human trafficking.

Wasswa Ashraf

I'm a survivor of human trafficking, social media marketer, public speaker and an advocator for freedom against any oppression. Let everyone worldwide fight against human trafficking.

Rashid Mulendwe

I'm a survivor of human trafficking, a coordinator, an information and technology teacher and electrician engineer by profession. I am using everything in my power to fight human trafficking.

Phellister Nyadoi

I'm a regional coordinator, teacher and counsellor. Being a woman has given me the desire to fight for womens rights. Women are at a higher risk. I'm really proud of dedicating my life to fighting human trafficking.

Fauziah Wanjiru

I am a survivor, regional coordinator and activist based in Kenya, east Africa. I serve as the main contact and expert on human trafficking, programs, and activities done in Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda.

Our board members


Paul Koster


Ineke van Buren

Chair person

Malaika oringo


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Your donation will help us train survivor professionals across East Africa to, advocate for effective, just policies and legislation, and build alert communities about human trafficking.