|Self Help Africa's largest programme in Kenya is a rural development programme in Nakuru district in the Rift Valley province. We also provide support to Baraka Agricultural College, Molo, and to a market-led natural resource management initiative in the region around Eburra. With support from US AID, we also assist communities affected by HIV and AIDS.|
The organisation has been working in Kenya since the late 1990s.
|Despite having a booming capital in Nairobi, Kenya is a predominantly agricultural society, where many people have a low standards of living and limited access to social services. |
Rapid population growth has put extreme pressure on the natural environment, while land tenture and ownership remain highly contentious issues. Famine conditions due to crop failure affected parts of the country as recently and 2005, while political unrest following national elections in late 2007 have presented new challenges.
Economy: Agriculture is the dominant economic sector in Kenya with over 80% of the population dependent on it for their livelihoods. The country also enjoys a booming tourist industry, although this is certain to have been affected by the recent civil unrest following the contested elections in late 2007.
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