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Welcome To Our Site
To serve under-served girls and women by creating a welcoming environment that promotes diversity in culture, racial, and religious activities; and to provide programs that support their education, building self-esteem, self-discipline, self-care, and health care, so that they feel complete and prepared to thrive.
To empower all girls and women to achieve their set goals and to become productive citizens.
To ensure that all girls and women succeed in achieving their set goals, no matter what they are.
Koha Girls, we are the daughters of the late Mr. Clement Kemba Koha Sr. and Mrs. Ruth Mamai Phillips Koha natives of Liberia West Africa from Bolahun Lofa County. Our Papa (dad) always called us his girls and encouraged us to "Be an asset, not a liability". That is why we chose to call this organization Koha Girls, Inc. "Be an asset, not a liability" to honor our dad and the values he instilled in us.
Who We Are
Koha Girls, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity and Massachusetts nonprofit corporation, formed in February 2019.
What We Do
We provide programs focused on building self-esteem, self-care, education, and more...
How We Do It
One on one conversation, workshops, seminars, webinars, retreats, and much more that are tailored to the individual or group needs.
A program to discuss topics related to care such as healthcare, self care, griefcare and more.
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Please see upcoming events at the bottom of the page.
A program to discuss topics related to cultural awareness / practices.
A program to discuss topics related to education .
A program to discuss topics related to race and race relations.
A program to discuss topics related to religion and religious beliefs.
A program to discuss topics related to building self-esteem.
My greatest inspiration for forming Koha Girls, Inc. developed from the way my sisters Phebe, Wia-Mae, Amy, and I have worked together as a team. Our parents taught us to love, care for, and support each other. And this is what we have done over the years. This kind of sisterly support has enabled us to achieve most of our goals. Such support is what we desire to provide for girls and women who perhaps have not had the chance to enjoy such in their lives.
Ruth Koha James
Founder / President / CEO
Ruth A. Amponsah
Just A Little Help
Sometimes we look too far away to identify people that need our help and support. But most times, the people we need to support are closer than we can imagine. Growing up in an extended family system where our parents were parents to their nieces and nephews, it has become impossible not to do the same when there is a need. Akos is the daughter of Amy, the 3rd Koha Girl. A few years ago, when Amy got sick and was unable to walk and work, it became the responsibility of the rest of us Koha Girls to ensure that Akos continued to attend school and that Amy received the medical care needed to recover. With our help and support, Akos graduated in 2019 with honors from the Orkolili Secondary High School in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania East Africa. She will be attending the University in Tanzania when schools reopen this year 2020. Amy’s health has also improved. This is what Koha Girls, Inc. is all about, helping girls and women thrive to reach their goal despite the obstacles they encounter along the way. ~Ruth Koha James
Meet Our Team
Ruth Koha James
Founder & CEO
Director of Operations
Wia-Mae Koha Mmari
Director of Education
Director of Programs
Free Monthly Children's Book Club (Month 3)