our work


in kenya

Kenya overview


Supporting smallholder farmers to move from subsistence to prosperity is at the core of our programme work in Kenya.

Our largest scheme in Kenya is supporting 20,000 people to increase farm production and establish enterprises in the Keringet region of the drought-prone Rift Valley Province. The project focusses primarily on dairy and potato production.

Other projects include poultry rearing, rainwater harvesting, livestock rearing and banana and cashew production which focus on improved food and nutrition.

Full Name: Republic of Kenya
Population: 43.18 Million (UN Data 2012)
Capital: Nairobi
Area: 581,309 SQ KM (224,080 SQ Miles)
Major Languages: English (Official), Swahili (Official), Numerous indigenous languages
Major Regions: Christianity, Islam, Traditional Beliefs

Kenya projects


SUSTAINABLY IMPROVING SMALLHOLDER FARM PRODUCTIVITY
Butula
Increasing farm productivity through the provision of training, seed and agricultural extension support.

AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
Nakuru
Support for scholarship programmes for students studying sustainable agriculture and rural development at Baraka Agricultural College.

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS FOR HOUSEHOLDS AFFECTED BY HIV/AIDS
Nakuru, Baringo, Laikipia, Narok and Kajiado
Improving the economic situation of marginalised, poor and disadvantaged groups (especially those families affected by HIV/AIDS) by linking these groups to commercial opportunities.

EMPOWERING WOMEN WITHIN CASHEW VALUE CHAIN
Kilifi
Empowering cashew growers associations through the improvement of cashew nut quality and training in value chain management.

CASSAVA AGGREGATION SUPPORTING SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE & VALUE ADDITION IN WESTERN KENYA
Western Kenya
project aims to improve the livelihoods of 12,000 farmers in Western Kenya by increasing their production to meet emerging demand for highquality cassava products.

KERINGET COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
Keringet & Nakuru County
This project is improving the food security, incomes and environment of the Keringet community while promoting improved health for 3,371 households in the area.


TO CONTACT US ABOUT OUR WORK IN KENYA:



Self Help Africa, Kenya
Haven Court, Westlands Apt. B2 & B5
P.O BOX 14204- 00800, Nairobi, Kenya
Office Landline: +254 (0) 20 4442162
Office Mobile: +254 703 946477/733 193435
Email: kenya@selfhelpafrica.org