Kenya

Abalekwa Development Organization

Address: P.O. Box 293, Butere, Kenya
Phone: 254 333 20 150 / 20 430
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Contact: Festus A. Ashisoma
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili / Luhaya
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Environmental Liaison Centre International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To care for the welfare of all Kenyans.

Illustrative Project:

A micro-credit programme for the disadvantaged that provides financial and educational support to individuals and groups. The programme supports both members and non-members of the organization.

Africa Alliance of YMCAs

Address: Hospital Road, Kasneb Tower, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 60856, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 722 974 / 724 804
Fax: 254 2 725 909
Email: aaymcas@africaonline.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: James Gomez
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English / French
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Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: World Alliance of YMCAs (Geneva) NGO Committee

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To coordinate YMCA activities on the continent.

Illustrative Project:

We have carried out a community development programme in the Gambia.

Africa Initiative Program

Address: P.O. Box 10302, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 722 4716
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Email: dlekivu@lycos.com
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Contact: M. Mapendo
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Swahili / Ungala
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: FEWER / World Movement for Democracy

Action Areas:

Purpose:

We work in the areas of peace building, good governance and human rights.

Illustrative Project:

Since last year we have been organizing peace building action in Ituri (Bunia). We advocated for the 1493 UN Resolution on the UN Peace Process in DRC regarding the situation in Ituri.

Africa Peace Forum

Address: P.O. Box 76621, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 574 092 / 574 096
Fax: 254 2 572 803
Email: apfo@amaniafrika.org
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Contact: Dr. Josephine Odera
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1999
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Forum on Early Warning and Early Response

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To contribute towards the prevention, resolution and effective management of conflicts by engaging state and non-state actors in exploring collaborative approaches to bring lasting peace in Greater Horn of Africa and beyond.

Illustrative Project:

Africa Peace Forum has developed the East Africa Cummunity's foreign and security policy document.

African Association for Literacy and Adult Education

Address: P.O. Box 50768, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 222 391 / 331 512
Fax: 254 2 340 849
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Contact: Mr. Paul Wangoola, Secretary General
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Elderly
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Partnership Africa Canada

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Strengthen local knowledge and create life long learning communities.

Illustrative Project:

Seminars and workshops to raise literacy level among women.

African Canadian Continuing Education Society

Address: P.O. Box 2036, Kakamega, Kenya
Phone: 254 331 20 966
Fax: 254 331 20 966
Email:
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Contact:
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: ACCES Canada

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To continue educating and training post-secondary students in courses which will hopefully lead to jobs in Kenya.

Illustrative Project:

We have put students through education courses in Kenyan universities and in teaching colleges. These students are now employed in the public teaching system in Kenya.

African Rehabilitation Education Programme Foundation

Address: P.O. Box 67391, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 727 744 / 711 768
Fax: 254 2 711 769
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Contact: U. Pandikow
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region / Local / Community / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1982
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili / Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: National Council of NGOs in Kenya

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To alleviate the suffering of refugees in East Africa and in Kenya in particular, and to assist them through scholarships for education and through loans for small business enterprises via a revolving fund.

Illustrative Project:

A programme for Scholarship for university studies was implemented for UNHCR. In 1997 out of 88 students, 18 have completed their studies, three were permanently employed with different NGOs, and seven are still on practical attachment.

African Technology Development Link

Address: P.O. Box 47149, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 71 25 56 / 71 06 54
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Email: techlink@diamsys.co.ke
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Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote local and modern technology for sustainable development.

Illustrative Project:

Upgrading local technology for food preservation.

African Wildlife Foundation

Address: P. O. Box 48177, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 710 367
Fax: 254 710 372
Email: awforb@awfue.org
Internet:
Contact: Mark Stanley Price
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Ederly
Year Founded: 1961
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Conservation of wildlife in Africa.

African Women's Development and Communication Network

Address: P.O. Box 54562, Nairobi, 00200, Kenya
Phone: 254 20 374 1301 / 374 1320
Fax: 254 20 374 2927
Email: admin@femnet.or.ke
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Contact: L. Muthoni Wanyeg
Type of Organization: Regional / Africa Region
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: CONGO / CWICUS / ICAE / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To advance african women's development, equality and other human rights through advocacy, training and communications.

Illustrative Project:

Acted as the Africa regional focal point for african women's participation in the Dakar/Beijing process 1993-1995. FEMNET worked with other NGO's in organising african women's caucuses at CSW & UNECA meetings.

All Africa Conference of Churches

Address: P.O. Box 14205, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 441 483 / 441 338
Fax: 254 2 443 241
Email: aacc-witness@maf.org
Internet: mulunda@insight.com
Contact: Ngoy D. Muluda-Nyang, Executive Secretary
Type of Organization: International / National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1963
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: World Council of Churches

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The AACC is a fellowship of Christian organizations and churches. It seeks to highlight the demands of the Gospel to Churches and National Christian Councils regarding their life and mission especially in areas of evangelism, witness service and unity through consultation and action.

Because of the escalation of conflicts since the end of the Cold War, conflict prevention and resolution have become the main priority of the All Africa Conference of Churches. The Conference responds whenever member churches invite it to help. In the field of conflict prevention and resolution, the major activities are mediation, citizen diplomacy, fact-finding and early warning. In Rwanda, Burundi and Congo, the Conference carries out a specific programme concerned with initiating a dialogue amongst conflicting parties, in order to search for common ground. This programme is supported by churches from all over the world.

Illustrative Project:

The AACC has held workshops, compiled and published reports on the role of churches in democracy and development.

All Africa Conference of Churches - Women's Desk

Address: P.O. Box 14205, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 441 483
Fax: 254 2 443 241
Email: women@insightkenya.com
Internet: http://www.aacc-ceta.org/
Contact: Rev. Canon Clement Janda, General Secretary
Type of Organization:
Members: Women
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
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Purpose:

A continental ecumenical body established in 1963 as a fellowship of Christian churches, which confess Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures. Seeks to fulfill a common calling to the glory of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Amani People's Theatre

Address: P.O. Box 13909, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 576 175
Fax: 254 2 577 892
Email: apt@maf.org
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Contact: Babu Ayindo
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International Working Language: English
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

Amani is Swahili for 'peace'. The Amani People's Theatre (APT) makes use of theatre, performance and a 'multi-arts approach' in its work as an advocate for peace and nonviolence. APT works at the grassroots level in local communities, at youth conferences and at peace festivals in Kenya, encouraging participants to respond proactively to conflict. It also offers intermediate-level training in leadership and conflict transformation. Over the next few years the Theatre will be researching Afro-centric models of peace-making which might be applied to conflict situations.

Illustrative Project:

We produce a quarterly newsletter entitled: Mbiu, the Call of the Artiste-Peacebuilder.

Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 48062, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 44 33 24
Fax: 254 2 44 67 78
Email:
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Contact: Mary Evelyn Agutu
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Union of International Superiors General

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the spiritual welfare and development of women in Kenya; to facilitate spiritual, mutual and social benefits; to foster inter-communication and cooperation between the member institutes with due regard for their autonomy, through meetings, courses and retreats.

Illustrative Project:

We have educated women in groups about their rights and empowerment.

Canadian Harambee Education Society

Address: P.O. Box 2036, Kakamega, Kenya
Phone: 254 331 20 966
Fax: 254 331 20 966
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Contact: CHES Agent
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To sponsor poor bright rural girls to secondary schools.

Illustrative Project:

We sponsor approximately 140 girls from forms 1 to 4 each year.

Centre de liaison pour l'environnement international

Adresse: P.O. Box 72461, Nairobi, Kenya
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Type d'organisation: Internationale / Nationale / Locale / Urbaine / Rurale
Membres: Hommes / Femmes / Jeunes
Année de fondation: 1992
Langue internationale de travail: Français / Anglais
Langue locale de travail: Swahili
Source de budget annuel: Cotisation des membres / Donateurs étrangers
Affiliations:

Domaines d'action:

Objectif:

Protection de l'environnement pour un développement durable.

Projet illustratif:

Protection des forêts, aménagement du territoire.

Centre for Action Research

Address: P.O. Box 43950, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 570 234
Fax:
Email: chikujudy@hotmail.com
Internet:
Contact: Julia Ojiambo
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Civic Resource and Intervention Centre

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To educate girls and youth on their individual and collective human rights, and civil liberties, within a multi-party democracy; to empower women and youth through knowledge; to encourage them to participate actively in the democratic process and in self actualisation.

Illustrative Project:

Our project had focused on women's political empowerment as voters and candidates prior to the 1997 General Elections in Kenya. We started our focus on  education  late but we reached over 4,000 grassroot women. All the women participated mostly as voters, agents and candidates. We hope that support can be available to enable us to start our programme on civic empowerment.

Centre for African Family Studies

Address: P.O. Box 60054, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 448 618 / 448 619
Fax: 254 2 448 621
Email: info@cafs.org
Internet: http://www.cafs.org/
Contact: Pape Syr Diagne
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1975
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To strengthen the capabilities and enhance the capacities of sub-Saharan African organizations working in family planning and related reproductive health services.

Illustrative Project:

Training of trainers in reproductive health.

Centre for Conflict Resolution - Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 15626, Nakuru, Kenya
Phone: 254 372 12 435
Fax: 254 372 61 442
Email: eu-cs@net2000ke.com
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Contact: Machira Appolos, Director
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International Working Language: English
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Purpose:

The Centre for Conflict Resolution promotes constructive, creative, co-operative approaches to the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts. It carries out public education and awareness campaigns, assesses the scope and nature of social conflicts in Kenya, and serves a liaison function in working to improve dialogue, negotiation and mediation services.

Centre for Environmental Policy and Law in Africa

Address: P.O. Box 10676, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 22 52 19 / 22 32 58
Fax: 254 2 21 11 92
Email: ceplaplo@arcc.or.ke
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Contact: P.L.O. Lumumba
Type of Organization: International
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The centre is an international research, training advisory and information dissemination institution. It aims at promoting the development of environmental policy, law and administration in African countries through research, studies, workshops and seminars.

Illustrative Project:

In January 1998, CEPLA in conjunction with the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) organized a 3-day workshop on the theme "Capacity Building for Trade and Environment". It was a forum for discussing the results of research activities done by CEPLA of Kenya and the Friends of the Earth (FOE) of Ghana. It brought together lawyers, environmentalists, researchers and government functionaries.

Centre résolution conflits

Address: P.O. Box 21285, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 871 761 583 630
Fax: 871 761 583 631
Email: cmenyan@maf.org
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Contact: Ben Mussanzi wa Mussangu, Director
Type of Organization:
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: French
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

The Centre Résolution Conflits (CRC) aims at tackling the roots of violence in the Northeastern Provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where it is based, and at rapid intervention to defuse crisis. Therefore, CRC trains trainers in the skills of conflict resolution. The Centre encourages people to use their energy constructively, to learn to reduce prejudice and increase tolerance and change from being easily manipulated to actively nonviolent. To these ends, CRC holds 'miniconferences of peace' and 'change of mind' courses.

Illustrative Project:

The CRC produces a number of publications including Newsletters, Bulletins and Annual Reports.

Christian Industrial Training Centres

Address: Meru Road, Pumwani, P.B. 72935, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 76 24 85 / 76 24 86
Fax: 254 2 76 29 13
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Johnson G. Muchira
Type of Organization: National / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1958
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To train school leavers in engineering, entrepreneurial and computer skills; to evangelize the trainees; to provide business loans to ex-graduates; to teach "Jua Kali " - an artisan business education.

Illustrative Project:

In 1994, a "Jua Kali " - artisan seminar was organized for 30 participants and evening classes were introduced. In 1994, 21 students passed their exams in artisan courses. In 1995, seven former trainers were contracted  for a loan scheme. We have trained about 120 students each year, and have sent 30 trainers to other Christian camps. More business teachers were employed and business classes were enhanced; students committed themselves to become followers of Jesus Christ; visited and helped businesses obtain loans.

Climate Network Africa

Address: P.O. Box 76479, Kedong Road (Off Daidai Road), South B, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 545 241 / 545 242
Fax: 254 2 559 122
Email: cna@meteo.go.ke
Internet:
Contact: Grace Akumu
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Climate Action Network

Action Areas:

Purpose:

CNA's purpose is to facilitate information exchange and analysis of issues with the aim of strengthening Africa's many voices, at local, national and international fora in the area of climate change, ozone depletion and desertification. CNA's overall aim is to improve the chances of environmentally sustainable and socially equitable development in Africa.

Illustrative Project:

CNA has published a book on "Potential impact of Climate Change in Kenya" for educational institutions, NGOs and research organizations in Kenya. The purpose of the book is to provide a simple overview on climate change. It attempts to disseminate the existing information on climate change which will go a long way in sensitizing policy-makers, researchers and scholars on the issue of climate change and the need to undertake systematic research and formulate relevant policy responses to the threat of climate change.

Coalition on Violence against Women - Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 7631, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 712 423
Fax: 254 2 716 648
Email: mbogori@ken.healthnet.org
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Women in Law and Development in Africa

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To work towards the eradication of violence against women in Kenya through education, information sharing, awareness raising, etc. We also offer legal and counseling services for survivors of violence. Where possible, we also offer material support.

Illustrative Project:

Outreach programmes that use drama groups to send messages to local and urban poor communities about gender violence, through the use of theatre, plays, adult and popular education.

Communication for Development International Inc.

Address: Anniversary Towers, M2 Floor, University Way, P.O. Box 28738, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 247 446 / 243 181
Fax: 254 2 225 702
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Beldina Auma
Type of Organization:
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Honorarium
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose: 

A service-oriented communications consulting firm, with a commitment to social and economic development of Africa and other developing regions.

Illustrative Project: 

Devised successful communication strategies, public relations and media campaigns for developmental institutions and international agencies worldwide and provided first rate training to field staff.

Consumer Network of Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 32, Kipkaren River, Lugari, Kenya
Phone:
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Email:
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Contact: Florence Machayo
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To safeguard consumers from sub-standard products and to educate the public to shop carefully.To network with farmers to protect indigenous crops and  to create and increase the awareness about  economic and nutritional benefits to consumers.

Illustrative Project:

Exhibition of indigenous crops to  revive consumption of indigenous, nutritious foods and to promote their preservation and to research better quality - varieties such as drought-resistance crops. Consumers need quality crops at the expense of our indigenous varieties.  Our organization is ready to preserve them and to create a seed bank. On-going activities on seed banking are small scale due to lack of funds.

Council for Human Ecology

Address: P.O. Box 20360, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 245 2 720 399
Fax: 245 2 717 951
Email:
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Contact: Erica Mann
Type of Organization: Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1977
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Fundraising Acitivities
Affiliations: Commonwealth Human Ecology Council

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To improve the quality of life in rural areas by introducing income-generating activities and environmentally friendly programmes and to improve on existing ones.

Country Microenterpreneurs Women Association of Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 4082, Nakuru, Kenya
Phone: 254 51 214 009 / 212 591
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Email:
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Contact: M. Millicent
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 2000
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Fundraising Activities
Affiliations: Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium / Kenya Women's Organisation

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Empowerment of women; youth assistance education; girl child education advocacy programs; women and political process

Development Partners

Address: P.O. Box 973, Kakamega, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 331 851
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Email:
Internet:
Contact: Edah Ngaira
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: National Council of NGOs

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To uplift the quality of life of people in Kenya by providing them with the ability to succesfully deal with social and economic problems.

Illustrative Project:

DEPA has undertaken a study to record traditional information on plants found in Ikolomani Division in Kakamega District, Western Kenya. The book outlines information on both plants of medicinal value and agricultural importance. The book is intended to serve as a basic information document for the general public and for researchers who may wish to explore further useful aspects of this rich flora and ecological habitats. The study was followed by a regional (Africa) workshop to address policy issues on ownership, access and conservation of medicinal, aromatic and food plants.

Development Through Media

Address: P.O. Box 34696, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 22 84 59
Fax: 254 2 22 84 64
Email: dtm@nbnet.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: Dommie Yambo-Odotte
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

DTM believes that the media has prodigious impact as a tool for presenting important ideas on  governance and social development to the general public. DTM also realizes the need to create a new generation of media practitioners to process social messages in interesting and appealing ways to attract a wide and diverse audience.

Illustrative Project:

The organization is currently working on a feature film project based on the human rights concerns of women and children associated with the South African freedom fighters who were based in the Eastern African region, particularly Tanzania. Their current state of disillusionment and abject poverty in Tanzania and Zambia epitomizes Africa's ordinary people's involvement in Africa's social development. This role is often forgotten during stock- taking of Africa's success stories.

Earthcare Africa Monitoring Institute

Address: P.O. Box 76358, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 564 971
Fax: 254 2 562 115
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Mildred Mkanda
Type of Organization: National / Regional / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: NGO Bureau

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To contribute towards environmental sustainability and poverty alleviation.

Illustrative Project:

On human rights, Earthcare Africa has conducted research on the economic and social rights of women in East Africa focusing on environmental governance. Barriers to women's participation in decision-making were identified and strategies for the removal of these barriers formulated. Follow-up projects are underway.

Eastern Africa Environmetal Network

Address: P.O. Box 20110, Museum Hill, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 75 10 72
Fax: 254 2 75 11 00
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: Regional / Local / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Protection of environment. Encourage and facilitate interaction and capacity building.

Illustrative Project:

Leadership training for heads of networks.

Education Center for Women in Democracy - Embu

Address: P.O. Box 228, Embu, Kenya
Phone: 254 0161 20 610
Fax:
Email:
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Contact: B.K. Nyagah
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget:
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote and support women in politics and public decision-making; to support women in public life projects; to promote women's political and economic empowerment projects; grassroots civic education for women and youth at constituency level; to promote gender issue awareness including issues of violence against women.

Illustrative Project:

Small Business Development / Entreprenuership - we identified fifty (50) women for sensitization seminars on poverty eradication and economic empowement. A group, which became known as Mwimenyereri Group rented and stocked a shop with farm products and tools thanks to our grant. The results have been very positive and other women are requesting us to start similar projects for them.

Education Centre for Women in Development

Address: P.O. Box 62714, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 570 386
Fax: 254 2 742 927
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Tabitha Seii
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: National Council of NGOs / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Empower women politically and give them a voice in national political processes.

Illustrative Project:

Training and capacity-building for women political candidates.

Emuhaya Group of the Disabled

Address: P.O. Box 646, Luanda, Kenya
Phone:
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Email:
Internet:
Contact: Naomy R. Esiaba
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: United Disabled Persons of Kenya

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To bring together persons with disabilities in Emuhaya Division and to initiate income generating activities to improve the living standards of the members.

Environment Liaison Centre International

Address: P.O. Box 72461, Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 576 114
Fax: 254 2 576 125
Email: info@elci.org
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: International
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1972
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Wildlife Clubs of Kenya / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To facilitate international information sharing and lobbying efforts among NGOs working on environment and development.

Illustrative Project:

ELCI works closely with NGOs and other groups from developing countries. It has been instrumental in coordinating and building capacity of developing country NGOs in a number of international processes including those on desertification, biodiversity and forests. This network NGO has been active in the CSD and is a valuable partner of the CSD Secretariat in information dissemination and outreach.

ECLI is currently running the project "Capacity Building Through Exchange" which focuses on setting up efficient information access and sharing among NGOs and community based organizations for the purpose of development.

Publications: Semi-annual Report to Donors and Partners - the report indicates that, among other things, ELCI has conducted research on Indigenous Indicators in Dryland Management, established electronic conferences on women and environment issues in Africa, and launched a study on the role of African NGOs in Agenda 21 implementation.

Environmental Protection and Community Development

Address: P.O. Box 43148, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 22 88 94 / 22 88 95
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Joseph Mulamba Omaya
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: Life-Link Foundation Giunten

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To lobby on environmental policies and issues.

Illustrative Project:

Target groups in both urban and rural areas for clean-up activities.

Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya

Address: Amboseli Drive (off Gitanga Road), P.O. Box 46324, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 721 7169 / 721 1853
Fax: 254 2 718 370
Email: info@fida.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: Jean Njeri Kamau
Type of Organization: National
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Federation of Women Lawyers / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the legal status of Kenyan women through the provision of legal aid services, education and advocacy.

Illustrative Project:

Legal Aid clinic: Since 1991, FIDA-Kenya has offered legal aid to more than 2500 needy women on a wide range of matters such as marriage and divorce, custody, matrimonial property, violence against women and criminal cases. Thanks to this clinic, women are informed about their legal rights and the judicial system. One of our clinics is national and is recognised by the Attorney General and the Kenyan judicial system. The organization also advocates for the amendment of laws to promote women's rights.

Fonds africain pour l'habitat

Address: Shelter Afrique House, Mamlaka Road, P.O. Box 41479, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 722 30 59
Fax: 254 2 72 20 24
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Create better living conditions.

Illustrative Project:

Promotion of local technology and building materials.

Forest Action Network

Address: P.O. Box 21428, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 718 398
Fax: 254 2 718 398
Email: fan@arcc.or.ke
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Urban / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Forests Trees and People Programme / FAO

Action Areas:

Purpose:

A networking organization mainly concerned with information exchange on natural resource management issues, community forestry and resource tenure issue. We are also the legitimate office for the Forests Trees and People Programme (FTPP).

Illustrative Project:

Since its inception FAN has organised gender analysis workshops and network shops twice annually; farmer exchange visits; produced radio programmes on conflict management; joint forestry management initiatives; plays on community forestry and undertook studies on forestry and food security.

Forum for African Women Educationalists

Address: Chania Avenue (off Wood Avenue), Kilimani, Ngong Road, P.O. Box 21394, Nairobi,
00505, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 573 131 / 573 359
Fax: 254 2 574 150
Email: fawe@fawe.org
Internet:
Contact: Director
Type of Organization: Regional / National
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote women's education, advocacy, monitoring national policies.

Illustrative Project:

Gender analysis workshop at all levels of education.

Friends World Committee for Consultation

Address: Africa Section, P. O. Box 41946, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 56 76 01
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Joseph Andugu
Type of Organization: International / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1968
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Freinds World Committee for Consultation, London

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To extend God's Kingdom by encouraging and strengthening deeper spiritual life; to promote Quaker understanding of its vocation; promote consultation and advocacy on world issues; to promote ecumenism; to promote Quakercontribution in affairs and Christian mission.

Illustrative Project:

Conflict resolution, peace and security. In 1994, we held workshops in ethnic clash areas and supplied food as well as non-food material to victims. We also held leadership seminars.

Gender Sensitive Initiatives

Address: P.O. Box 28115, Jabavu Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 71 20 58
Fax: 254 2 71 14 35
Email: pamfork@nbnet.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: Gertrude Kopiyo
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: National Council of NGOs

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Poverty alleviation through people-organization and empowerment for sustainable development.

Illustrative Project:

Facilitated four communities with structures in sustainable agriculture and marketing of farm produce, clean water for health, community health, women's participation in public life and decision-making, and communications for better marketing.

Gender and Development Center

Address: P.O. Box 1588, Kisumu, Kenya
Phone: 254 35 22 291
Fax: 254 35 22 291
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili / Luo
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Women's World

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To work closely with women and community-based groups and organizations in urban and rural areas; to assist and encourage them in identifying their needs and to find means of tackling these needs with a view to improving quality of life for women and their families; to involve groups in poverty alleviation activities.

Illustrative Project:

Civic Education and Legal Rights awareness are two of our successful projects. We have been able to train 25 grassroots women as legal educators (para-legals) who have gone out and taught other women about their legal rights. We have also held several workshops on civic education in the last two years in preparation for the December 29, 1997 general elections in Kenya. These two projects together with the training of women on how to run micro-enterprises have had a very positive impact on women's awareness, improved their self image, and notably raised their self esteem.

Gitui Catholic Women Association

Address: P.O. Box 84, Kahuhia, Muranga, Kenya
Phone: 254 56 804
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Rebecca Nyambura Kamau
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kikuyu / Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To unite women and initiate church-oriented development projects, conduct counselling and educate women to improve on social values, and educational standards in all matters.

Illustrative Project:

Completion of a Catholic church; launching of a parish vicarage.

Handicapped Mobility Appliances Centre

Address: P.O. Box 74011, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 54 23 71
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Peninah Mutindah
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors
Affiliations: Whirlwind Wheelchair International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To strengthen the disability rights movement especially in the rural areas. Provide disabled persons with wheelchairs, especially when they live in areas in which the wheelchairs can be operated.

Illustrative Project:

In connection with the Whirlwind Wheelchair International in San Fransisco, a new design that is suitable for use in developing countries has been created. We raise funds for the production of these wheelchairs using locally available material to give to the needy.

Hisan W.E.P.A.

Address: P.O. Box 14310, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 444 466
Fax: 254 2 443 354
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Sung Duck Cho
Type of Organization: International / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Somali
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: W.E.P.A - America

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Help all people acquire education, embark on community development and ownership of projects. Assist the less privileged.

Illustrative Project:

Established a school in the Boland district of Middle Shabelle region. The school was given to the local community and now they are running it. This is on community ownership basis. They support the school in all aspects.

Information and Communication Programme

Address: P.O. 72461, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 562 022
Fax: 254 2 562 175
Email: ealitsi@iconnect.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: Mr. Edward Alitsi
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors / Earned Income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Create a knowledge society through information and communication.

Illustrative Project:

Training in computer skills and it's social use.

Institute for Education in Democracy

Address: P.O. Box 43874, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 560 002 / 566 871
Fax: 254 562 357 / 576 567
Email: iedinfo@form-net.com
Internet:
Contact: Grace Githu
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Swahili
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Gerddes Africa

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote and nurture democracy through education on rights and responsibilities of both leaders and citizens.

Illustrative Project:

Trained 630 constituency-based voter educators who have in turn trained poll observers in all 210 constituencies.

Institute of Policy Analysis and Research

Address: P.O. Box 45843, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 251 179 / 331 786
Fax: 254 251 162
Email: ipar@arcc.or.ke
Internet:
Contact: J.H. Kimura
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To conduct policy analysis and research in various areas of national interest.

Illustrative Project:

No one project can describe fairly what we do, but we have published papers in each of our principal areas of activities.

Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto Sisters)

Address: P.O. Box 30258, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 440 886
Fax: 254 2 421 609
Email: lorken@africaonline.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: E.W. Gachiri
Type of Organization: International / National / Local
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1600
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Other
Affiliations: Institiute of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To educate  youth with emphasis on women; to promote christian values through education that raises the quality of life of the family - spiritually and materially.

Illustrative Project:

The institute runs high quality schools that produce leaders at local and national levels all over the world. Loreto Convent Schools, Limaru, Kiambu, Mombasa, Nisagoui, Valley Rd, Matunda and others. It teaches in seminars where future priests and brothers minister all over Africa and beyond. It also teaches in universities. The Lumbo East Africa Pastoral Programme coordinated by E. Gachiri, trains church workers from all over English-speaking Africa for the past seven years.

Interlink Rural Information Services

Address: P.O. Box 12871, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 604 568 / 603 573
Fax: 254 2 603 574
Email: afisynbo@form-net.com
Internet:
Contact: Pamphil H.M. Kweyuh
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To gather, process and disseminate information on rural areas and poor urban settlements which have traditionally been marginalized in  publicity. We work on the principal that information empowers.

Illustrative Project:

Working on the principle that women's rights are human rights, we have in November 1997 launched gender policy guidelines for the media in Kenya. The guidelines in a booklet titled "With Women in Mind - Gender Policy guidelines for the Media in Kenya" aim to create a level playing ground for the  recruitment, retention and upward mobility of women in the media.

International Center for Research in Agroforestry

Address: P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 52 14 50
Fax: 254 2 52 10 01
Email: icraf@cgnet.com
Internet:
Contact: Michael Hailu
Type of Organization: International / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1977
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Consulative Group on International Agricultural Research

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To conduct strategic and applied research in partnership with national agricultural research systems for more sustainable and productive land use. ICRAF aims to improve human welfare by alleviating poverty, increasing cash income, improving food and nutritional security and enhancing environmental resilience in the tropics.

Illustrative Project:

In Eastern Zambia, the Zambian/ICRAF Agroforestry project has introduced a novel technology that uses indigenous tree and shrub species planted as a fallow crop to increase soil fertility rapidly, and to improve land productivity. The technique is known as "improved fallows" and more than 4000 farmers in the region are now working with ICRAF and Zambian agricultural officials to evaluate the technology and widen its adoption.

International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology

Address: P.O. Box 30772, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 802 501 / 861 680
Fax: 254 2 860 110 / 803 360
Email: icipe@users.africaonline.co.ke
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: International / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1970
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To conduct research and training in Pest and Vector management.

Illustrative Project:

ICIPE's technology for trapping Tsetse flies has been found to be cost-effective and eco-friendly, and has been used widely in Ethiopia and Kenya.

International Federation of Women Lawyers - Kenya Chapter

Address: P.O. Box 46324, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 71 71 69
Fax: 254 2 71 68 40
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promotion of women's rights.

Illustrative Project:

Encourage the implementation of the International Convention of Women's Rights.

International Movement of Catholic Students

Address: 310 Belle-View Estate, Mombasa Road, South 'C', P.O. Box 62106, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 50 24 51
Fax: 254 2 50 24 51
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Alex Bongani Mthobi
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1921
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote Catholic students' witness among students of higher education; to promote justice which is crucial for the transformation of society; to organise educational activities; to help members to live up  to Catholic principles; to co-operate with other international NGOs and UN agencies and to conduct social research.

Illustrative Project:

Organised sub-regional, pan-African and international assemblies; exposure programmes and study sessions on topical issues, e.g. 'Justice and Peace', 'Crises in African Universities, or 'Education as a social factor for development', etc.; leadership training sessions, e.g. in Benin for student leaders at the university; training courses for women and rural youth; social research. Co-operated with international institutions and the UN Human Rights Commission. Publication of a bi-annual newsletter, 'IMCS-Africa' and publication of  study sessions and general assemblies in 1995 on 'Crisis in African Universities: Response from Catholic Students?"

International Organization of Good Templars

Address: P.O. Box 34568, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 24 24 28 / 86 13 48
Fax: 254 2 57 01 03
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Mary Odhiambo
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural / Urban / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1966
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili / Luo
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Organisation of Good Templars, Sweden

Action Areas:

Purpose:

As an anti-drug and alcohol organization, addicts are rehabilitated to a better and healthier life. In addition the organization preaches peace, sisterhood, brotherhood to rehabilitated members who are given alternative sources of income.

Illustrative Project:

Every 4 years a National Congress is held in Nairobi. Elections are held for the congress witnessed by  representatives of international officials from Sweden. Democracy is adhered to and accountability and transparency is mandatory. Members are taught about voting as a constitutional right and participation is ensured without fear.

International Planned Parenthood Federation, Africa Region

Address: Madison Insurance House, Upper Hill Road, P.O. Box 30234, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 272 0280
Fax: 254 2 272 6596
Email: info@ippfaro.org
Internet:
Contact: Kodjo A. Efu
Type of Organization: International / Africa Region / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1971
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Local Donors / Earned Income / Foreign Donors
Affiliations: N Family Planning Organisation / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To meet the demand and unmet need for quality reproductive health services; to promote sexual and reproductive health rights for all; to take affirmative action for equity, equality and empowerment of women; to eliminate unsafe abortion; to help young people understand their sexuality and to provide services that meet their demand.

Illustrative Project:

IPPF Africa Region and its network of family planning associations have campaigned through policy makers, opinion leaders, professionals and the media to increase the support for health and family planning regionally and worldwide. IPPFAR supports women's reproductive rights by focusing on quality care in the provision of family planning services especially designed to meet women's needs. It also sets standards for contraceptive safety, programme management and gender equality. Quality reproductive health services also include counseling, information and education for informed choice of family planning methods. IPPFAR provides these services through the framework of human rights and women's rights instruments.

International Resource Group

Address: P.O. Box 76621, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 574 092 / 574 096
Fax: 254 2 561 357
Email: kilenem@africaonline.co.ke
Internet: http://www.ploughshares.ca/
Contact: Josephine Odera, Programme Manager
Type of Organization: International / National
Members:
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Network

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The International Resource Group on Disarmament and Security in the Horn of Africa (IRG), established in 1994 by a group of non-governmental humanitarian and policy organisations, explores peaceful means of resolving conflict and promotes alternative security structures and disarmament measures.

International Young Christian Students

Address: P.O. Box 44335, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 55 30 29
Fax: 254 2 54 23 20
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Ade Tarsoo Linus / Yanda Rigobert
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1946
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To bring students to Christ and Christ closer to students; to provide information for students; to provide opportunities for national, international and regional gatherings; to act in order to bring about change in the society and in the world.

Illustrative Project:

Organization of training sessions on issues as they affect the society; grassroots orientated counseling; to contribute to community development; to compare the differing national conditions of students for better mutual assistance; successful organization of Pan African Council in the Ivory Coast; various activities tackling educational issues, drug abuse, peace and reconciliation.

Jojaheja Women Group

Address: P.O. Box 2975, Nakuru, Kenya
Phone: 254 362 32452
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Hellen Koech
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations: Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To train women in small scale business; to raise funds for young girls and boys to fininsh school; to enlighten members in small business practices.

Illustrative Project:

We provide career counselling to young girls and boys.

K-REP

Address: P.O. Box 39312, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 57 24 22
Fax: 254 2 21 16 45
Email: krep@arcc.ke
Internet:
Contact: A. Dondo
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Local donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To uplift the standard of the poor.

KENNA

Address: P.O. Box 4082, Nakuru, Kenya
Phone: 254 037 40361
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations: National Council of Women in Kenya

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The economic, political and social empowerment of women.

Illustrative Project:

KENNA has opened a bank account for credit and savings where women borrow money to build good average housing, water tanks and keep poultry.

Kakongo Tanks and Farming Women Group

Address: P.O. Box 232, Othaya, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 171 52 224 / 52 226
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Janet Muthoni
Type of Organization: Local / Community / Rural
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote grassroot women standard of living by promoting water and growing kitchen garden vegetables; to provide household equipments and utensils. Women also earn income through rotating loans every month.

Illustrative Project:

We have bought twenty five water tanks to the women of this group. Collected rain or tapwater is stored for use in the house as well as for growing vegetables in the kitchen garden. Domestic animals also drink this water. We train women to treat the water and keep it pure for domestic purposes. Women's labour is greatly reduced since they don't have to walk long distances to fetch water.

Kameme Women Group

Address: c/o National Council of Women in Kenya, P.O. Box 67430, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Josephine Okisa Okwemba
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: National Council of Women in Kenya

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To conduct community training and counselling of AIDS victims and orphans. To build better houses in  the slum areas of Nairobi and to improve and alleviate poor living conditions with the help of the surrounding community.

Illustrative Project:

Group members funded a 15-acre agricultural demonstration project which involved a rural community in Kitale, western Kenya in the production of cereals and legumes. The Group used this project to educate the community in the production process as well as enlighten them on food values. If the group can secure some external  assistance, it will repeat this exercise annually, using a bigger piece of land.

Kamuthuago Christian Women Group

Address: P.O. Box 1480, Embu, 60100, Kenya
Phone: 254 068 42 154
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Dinah Kivuti
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili / Kikuyu
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide a forum for fellowship where common problems can be solved; to provide vocational training for school leavers; to initiate opportunities for income generating activities; to explore means of diversifying members' income generating activities; to promote economic and political awareness among women; to provide counselling facilities for the needy.

Illustrative Project:

In 1991 the group established a youth training institute called Ena Family Care Center. Today, school leavers from various parts of the country are recruited for a one year training in a variety of courses such as cooking, bakery, house-keeping, general health, child care, business communications, basic book-keeping, bible and christian ethics. Graduates are awarded certificates, which enable them to get employment in restaurants, schools, hospitals, homes, or even to start their own  businesses. In the year 2003, the group initiated the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Trained counsellors have so far sensitized over 15,000 persons. The group has also embarked on fighting against HIV/AIDS. We have also started training in computer skills.

Kandara Rural Women Sanitation Group

Address: P.O. Box 190, Thika, Kenya
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Loise Waithira
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Swahili / Kikuyu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: Environment Liaison Centre International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Help rural people have access to clean environment, adequate food supplies, and elevate the general standard of living.

Illustrative Project:

Planted mulberry trees to protect water catchment areas, and rehabilitate wells for clean drinking water.

Kenya Alliance for Advancement of Children

Address: P.O. Box 73637, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 632 134
Fax: 254 2 444 623
Email: kaacr@kaarc.com
Internet:
Contact: Director
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1989
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: UNICEF Kenya Country Office / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To develop a culture that respects human rights, rule of law, is gender sensitive and provides equal opportunity to girls and boys in all spheres of development.

Illustrative Project:

Established Rights of Children clubs in 28 secondary and primary schools. Through these clubs, children have been able to learn about their right to life and survival, their development, protection and participation as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Club Members have also established a model parliament where they discuss issues affecting children in Kenya.

Kenya Business and Professional Women's Club

Address: P.O. Box 45597, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone:
Fax: 254 2 44 02 73
Email: ogwapit@arcc.or.ke
Internet:
Contact: J. Ogwapit
Type of Organization: National / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1953
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Federation of Business & Professional Women

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the interests of business and professional women; to encourage women and girls to acquire education; to work for equal opportunities in economic, civic and political spheres; to promise friendship, cooperation and understanding between business and professional women in all countries.

Illustrative Project:

The club has held training workshops for small scale women entrepreneurs, taught and gave them skills in simple book-keeping, marketing, entrepreneurship, etc.;  to ease unemployment and increase the business capacity of women. As a result, over 200 women now run sucessful micro-businesses.

Kenya Freedom from Hunger Council

Address: P.O. Box 30762, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 444 2795
Fax: 254 2 444 1809
Email: kffhc@bidii.com
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: FAO / Intermediate Technology Development Group

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To complement the government's efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition.

Illustrative Project:

Food Security; the Community's capacity to produce, process and market their produce; linkages to technical through farmer field schools. Farmers capacity to source inputs from markets and able to search for markets for their produce.

Kenya Gatsby Charitable Trust

Address: P.O. Box 44817, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 21 20 88 / 24 48 97
Fax: 254 2 21 26 48
Email: kgt@formnet.com
Internet:
Contact: Thithi Watene
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Gatsby Charitable Foundation, United Kingdom

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote enterprise development through provision of assistance to the informal sector in the areas of technology transfer, training, research, provision of credit and marketing.

Illustrative Project:

The Trust has assisted Saltlick, an organization which works with nomadic pastoralist communities in the dry areas of Northern Kenya. They are engaged in harvesting gum arabic which grows wild, and for which the pastoralists are paid per kilogram by export markets in the UK and other parts of Europe. This assistance helps Saltlick  pre-pay these farmers in cash before the gum arabic is marketed.

Kenya Girl Guides Association

Address: Girl Guide Headquarters, Arboretum Road, P.O. Box 40004, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 71 22 31
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Honorine Kiplagaj
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1922
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Support personal development training for girls, prepare them to become responsible citizens; train guides to incorporate habits such as observation, obedience and self-reliance; inculcate a sense of sisterhood with other guides in the world; enable youth to contribute to national development.

Illustrative Project:

Initiation of community projects to help promote the physical and psychological status of young female children; supported leadership training for girls; hosted a successful conference in 1995; started a youth service project; increased membership to about 101,000 members. A vocational training workshop in Shanzu run for physically disabled girls was launched. It offers vocational training in tailoring, leatherwork, beadwork and weaving. This has helped change the general attitude of the girls themselves and the entire community towards disability. This has helped girls build their confidence and self esteem.

Kenya Institute of Organic Farming

Address: P.O. Box 34972, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 58 33 83 / 58 31 94
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: John W. Njoroge
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To improve quality of life in the rural community; to promote sustainable agriculture; to disseminate information and knowledge on sustainable agriculture; to promote and implement research.

Illustrative Project:

Training of farmers; conducting organic agricultural course for students; extension programmes; conducting research on organic farming; dissemination of information on sustainable agriculture; establishment of a well stocked resource centre.

Kenya Management Assistance Programme

Address: P.O. Box 51838, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 22 08 53 / 22 05 90
Fax: 254 2 21 63 96
Email: kmap@africaonline.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: Victor Pratt
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Enterprise development for the small and medium sized sector of Kenya's economy.

Illustrative Project:

The Business Growth Programme, recognized as "Best Practices" by the World Bank in its book entitled "Africa's Management in the 1990s and Beyond - Reconciling Indigenous and Transplanted Institutions" (1996). Similar recognition has been accorded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Kenya Programmes of Disbled Persons

Address: P.O. Box 73587, 0200 City Square, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 02 784 367 / 786 312
Fax: 254 02 797 253
Email: kpdp@nbnet.co.ke / kenprogram@yahoo.com
Internet:
Contact: Benson Owenga Anjere
Type of Organization: National
Members:
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Improve the living standards of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and to protect their civil and human rights.

Kenya Scouts Association

Address: P.O. Box 41422, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 22 07 12
Fax: 254 2 28 08 76
Email: kenscout@arcc-permanet.org
Internet:
Contact: Henry Ojera
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To serve God; to serve the community; to mould young people to become responsible adults; to facilitate discipline among young people.

Illustrative Project:

Health programmes, e.g. anti-AIDS campaign; environmental campaign; exchange with Tanzania; training of 200 scouts; peer counseling; competitions on different levels, such as district, province, national and international; hosting of a successful 'Jamboree'; completion of a partnership programme with UNFPA.

Kenya Volunteer Development Services

Address: P.O. Box 310, Bungoma, 50200, Kenya
Phone: 254 73456 290 4
Fax: 254 55 302 56
Email: siabuma@yahoo.com
Internet:
Contact: Malaho A.B. Silvanus
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: Kenya National Council of NGOs

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote sustainable development and environmental conservation with a view to alleviate human suffering and to reduce tension.

Illustrative Project:

Our organisation organises training seminars/workshops for various self help religious groups and other organised groups in the areas of capacity building. So far we have organised over 120 training seminars/workshops for over 45 groups. We had our training centre in one of the rural villages but it was destroyed by a heavy storm. We are in the process of fund raising to build a stable and permanent international training, recreational and cultural demonstration centre.

Kenya Women Finance Trust

Address: P.O. Box 55919, Muchai Drive (off Ngong Road), Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 712 823 / 565 616
Fax: 254 2 723 883
Email: kwft@arcc.or.ke
Internet:
Contact: J. Riria
Type of Organization: National
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1982
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income / Other
Affiliations: Women's World Banking

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To advance and promote the direct participation of economically active women in viable businesses; to improve their economic and social status, by providing sustainable financial and non-financial services.

Kenya Women and Youth League

Address: P.O. Box 32231, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 505 582
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Margaret Nduta
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Rural
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: NGO Bureau

Action Areas:

Purpose: 

To educate women and youth to know their respective rights and roles in the furtherance of human rights, gender equality, democracy and rule of law, including curbing all types of violence against women; to identify and to encourage the participation of women and youth in social life; to empower them economically and establish support systems to ensure food availability.

Illustrative Project:

We held seminars and workshops in late 1997 on democracy, voter education, gender issues and capacity building. We identifed women and youth leaders who participated in the 1997 general elections in Kenya, which was an achievement. The two named directors are ex-parliamentary candidates in the 1997 general elections who then joined forces and founded the organization for better and higher goals.

Kenya Women's Organization

Address: P.O. Box 4082, Nakuru, Kenya
Phone: 254 37 41 816 / 41 817
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: M. Kimngetich
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Fundraising Activities
Affiliations: CMEWAK

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To empower women and youth economically, socially, environmentally and culturally.

Illustrative Project:

Through voter education, the organization has been able to see several women taking position in civic local authorities. Through training and capacity building, community women and youth are now managers of their own initiated projects.

Kenya Young Christian Workers

Address: Chocolate Base Group, P.O. Box 1396, Webuye, Kenya
Phone: 254 337 41 027 / 41 373
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Andrew Omanga Aiko
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To facilitate to discover of the deeper meaning of life, in accordance with one's personality and dignity; to encourage young workers to take up responsibility at their working place and in their neighborhood -  towards building a new society.

Illustrative Project:

Poultry farming.

Kenya Youth Association Council

Address: P.O. Box 2776, Nakuru, Kenya
Phone: 254 37 41 001
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Personal development of young people.

Illustrative Project:

Training camps; sports; voter education.

Kenya Youth Hostel Association

Address: Nairobi Youth Hostel, Ralph Blunche Road (Near Nairobi Hospital), P.O. Box 48661,
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 72 30 12 / 72 17 65
Fax: 254 2 72 48 62
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Ignatius K. Mutua
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1957
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the interests of domestic and international youth and to provide accommodation to travelers. 

Illustrative Project:

Provides basic and affordable accommodation; encourage travelers to explore Kenya and other countries; provides big hostels with modern accommodations; encourages others to set up youth hostels.

Kenya Youth, Education and Community Development Programme

Address: P.O. Box 59016-00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 24 19 15 / 31 11 96
Fax: 254 2 24 19 15
Email: kycep@coopkenya.com
Internet:
Contact: Hellen Tombo
Type of Organization: International / National
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Income Generating Activities
Affiliations: DEA / KANCO / Kenya Women Political Caucus

Action Areas:

Purpose:

KYCEP exists to promote and support education and development opportunities for youth, and to improve their socio-economic, political and health status. This mission is to be achieved by developing and promoting the adoption of appropriate measures for improving the holistic development of the youth, women and communities.

Illustrative Project:

World Bank (Small Grants Programme) supported KYCEP with a grant amounting to $6340 for setting up of Community Computer Centres in Nyahururu town. The target groups for this project have been women and youth. Other focus areas include primary and secondary schools, youth and women groups, business community, religious groups, minority groups such as disabled and other community based organizations.

The project goal is to harness the power of information technology to strengthen youth community-based activities in order to provide their membership with services beneficial to business growth. It aimed at increasing women and youth awareness on available economic opportunities and civic rights and responsibilities. Exposure to an advancement in information communication technology will lead to an improved capacity of the youth and women to make informed decisions relating to development and their daily needs.There will be an increase in opportunities for community-based organizations to upgrade their traditional information systems and networks.

The ICT project provided a solid base for civic education project, which was implemented by KYCEP. The project has provided a forum for rural folk especially youth to learn more about democracy, constitutional and governance issues. It has also provided an information avenue for youth on HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and sexuality, self-reliance and other pertinent issues in the lives of young people. It provides a forum for youth and women to share best practices with others like them in the rest of the world.

The project was borne out of a community resource centre expanded to institutions such as schools, churches and women's groups. The initial training equipped the trainees with skills to impart to the rest of the community. The project collaborates with promotional website such as: www.sokoonline.com to market local products both locally and internationally. The project was also supported by Computer Aid - UK and Missionary Computer Fellowship, USA.

Kenyan Youth Education Development Programme

Address: P.O. Box 59016, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 02 334 322 / 243 704
Fax: 254 02 241 915
Email: balima@iconnect.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: Susan N. Kimeria
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Education: to support poor bright youth to complete secondary education; community development: to support rural women groups start sustainable projects; community health programs: to support rural community build health centers and health programmes.

Kimilili Integrated Development Education Programme

Address: P.O. Box 21, Misikhu, Kenya
Phone: 254 338 21 96
Fax: 254 338 21 96
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Mary Goretti Mabisi / Sophie E. Kibuywa
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Aden Africa Development Network

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To motivate and empower the women, youth and peasants of Kimilili Division to take responsibility for transforming their own lives;  to facilitate their development process by setting their own goals and making their own decisions about their development needs.

Illustrative Project:

Preparation of fertilizer from local material: A number of small scale farmers (0.5 to 5 acres) have prepared organic fertilizer for use in their garden resulting in increased yields. Now the whole location is abandoning chemical fertilizers which have negatively affected their gardens.

Kropwett Self-Help Women Group

Address: P.O. Box 47666, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 750 877
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Sally Towett
Type of Organization: Provincial / Urban / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To eradicate poverty among women by engaging in small business by groups of three to five women, thanks to mutual lending fund.

Illustrative Project:

Most of the members are able to send their children to school through the money they get from the businesses they operate. Given the resources, they will do better in future.

Kwale Homes Development Programme

Address: P.O. Box 164, Kwale, Mombasa, Kenya
Phone: 254 127 4184
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Kauchi Chivumba
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Women's Network Centre

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To reduce the incidence of early marriage among girls; to increase graduation rate of girls in primary schools; to increase the adult female literacy rate in the district.

Illustrative Project:

We developed an awareness campaign project for the education of girls in Kinango. We used several approaches including: mobilising the community, identifying role models in the  project area; organizing seminars for parents; capacity-building seminars for boys and girls; monitoring absenteeism; organizaing educational tours for pupils and parents; and developing advocacy materials in the local languages. We also run a bursary fund for very bright girls from poor families.

Learning and Development Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 13808, Nakuru, Kenya
Phone: 254 37 212 557
Fax: 254 37 212 557
Email: LDK@yayya.africaonline.com/ LDK@yaffa
Internet:
Contact: Mr. Philip Ndeta
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1998
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Co-Operaid, Zurich, Switzerland

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To respond to the needs of the communities and those of their children with a primary objective of improving the quality of life of those in need (extreme poverty, destitution, oppression, deprivation and austerity).

Illustrative Project:

Development projects in eight primary schools scattered in five different districts (Nakuru, Baringo, Koibatek, Laikidia and Machakos) in Kenya. Except Misakwami Primary School in Machakos, where we implement a Group Sponsorship Programme (GSP), all other schools have both child sponsorship and group sponsorship programmes. Supplied school desks to Tumaini School in tank in Misakwani School, supplied textbooks and a national flag to Iling'arva School in Baringo and put up three classrooms in Mugurini-Koibater.

Legacy Books and Distributors

Address: P.O. Box 68077, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 33 08 53
Fax: 254 2 33 08 54
Email: legacy@form-net.com
Internet:
Contact: Aoko Midiwo-Odembo
Type of Organization: National / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Commercial / Private
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote specialized books focused on development.

Illustrative Project:

We stock books on a variety of topics, including world reports.

Life and Peace Institute

Address: P.O. Box 21186, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 561 158 / 570 696
Fax: 254 2 570 614
Email: lpihap@users.africaonline.co.ke
Internet: http://www.nordnet.se/lpi
Contact: Johan Svensson, Regional Representative
Type of Organization: National / National, Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Life and Peace Institute, Sweden

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Sweden's Life & Peace Institute (LPI) is an international and ecumenical centre for peace research and action. Established by the Swedish Ecumenical Council in 1985, LPI aims to further the cause of justice, peace and reconciliation through a combination or research, seminars and publications.

LPI's Horn of Africa Programme, based in Nairobi, combines research with practical support for grassroots peace building initiatives in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia/Somaliland, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda.

Illustrative Project:

LPI's Somali Programme offers assistance in developing bottom-up structures of governance and encompasses a civic education programme addressing topics such as participatory democracy and conflict resolution/peace building. The education programme is aimed primarily at women, elders, media workers, artists, and local NGO staff. The Somali Programme also provides support for locally initiated, bottom-up reconciliation efforts, includes an advocacy component, and involves research on conflict transformation issues.

In Sudan, LPI works in partnership with organisations operating in the south of the country, providing conflict transformation training to local staff, who then provide training to peace volunteers working at the community level. It has carried out a study of the causes of ethnic conflict in Ethiopia.

With the emergency of Eritrea as an independent nation, LPI has undertaken an extensive study of the challange of repartriating and integrating 400,000 Eritrean refugees who fled to Sudan during the independence struggle. In Burundi, LPI supports research investigating traditional conflict management mechanisms. It has also provided conflict transformation and peace-building training for reginal organisations, including the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development. Also on a regional basis, LPI has undertaken a study focusing on the potential for economic and political co-operation among the nations of the Horn of Africa. The findings are presented in 'Trading Places'.

LPI has published a number of publications and research reports including The Horn of Africa Bulletin; Ready and Willing...but still waiting; Eritrean refugees in Sudan and the dilemmas of return, Horn of Africa series; Trading Places, 1997; Building the Peace, Experiences of Collaborative Peacebuilding in Somalia 1993-1996.

MITCO Self-Help Group

Address: P.O. Box 30354, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya
Phone: 254 7 3374 2856
Fax: 254 20 271 59 66
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Francis Mwaura
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kikuyu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The main purpose of the group is to educate members of the community on how to sustain oneself with whatever one has and how to generate resources.

Illustrative Project:

The organization has helped most of the members to dig wells for clean water for domestic use and has also trained members on how to practice their human and democratic rights.

Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization

Address: P.O. Box 44412, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 22 20 95 / 22 11 36
Fax: 254 2 22 53 90
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Jane Kirui
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1952
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Local donors
Affiliations: Associated Country Women of the World

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To enhance the socio-economic status of women in Kenya by focusing on their empowerment.

Illustrative Project:

Organised training, information distribution and voter education.

Maji Mazuri Children's Centre International

Address: P.O. Box 45603-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 20 271 4869 / 466 971
Fax:
Email: seds@wananchi.com
Internet:
Contact: Mrs. Wanjiku Kironyo, Program Director
Type of Organization: International / National
Members: Women / Youth / Children
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Swahili / Kikuyu / Kamba / Luo
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Income Generating Activities
Affiliations: Duara (Holland) / Maji Mazuri Trust (UK)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The purpose is to rehabilitate abandoned and physically and mentally handicapped children who suffer from various disabilities, which include cerebral palsy, mental retardation, physical handicaps and HIV/AIDS orphans. The children are taught basic skills which enable them to be self-sufficient such as feeding themselves, sitting on their own, toilet training and walking. We find that there are no barriers between mentally or physically handicapped children and non-handicapped children - instead we see well-integrated children who take care of each other like brothers and sisters.

Illustrative Project:

It provides a home for some children who are either mentally or physically handicapped and many of whom are also orphans - usually because of AIDS. The children are taught basic skills which enable them to be self-sufficient. The center trains young women and men in skills such as dressmaking, bakery and crafts in order to help them turn away from prostitution and selling illicit hombrewed liquor. it also provides basic computer training to children and adults. This building acts as a safe haven on the border of the slum and a center from which to meet other needs.

Marsabit District Development of Women Groups

Address: P.O. Box 38, Marsabit, Kenya
Phone: 254 183 2967
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Fatuma W. Keyatte
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Fundraising Activities
Affiliations: National Council of Women in Kenya

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To initiate income generating activities to uplift the economic status of women; to promote gender equity among communities who still believe in male dominance; to carry out extensive voter education and promote human rights and awareness of legal issues.

Illustrative Project:

The voter education program has encouraged women to seek elective posts. There are now two women administrative chiefs and a woman counselor.

Mathare North Women Group Organization

Address: P.O. Box 61066, City Square, Nairobi, 00200, Kenya
Phone: 254 721 692 941 / 714 761 / 829 603
Fax:
Email: jecintagachinga@yahoo.com
Internet:
Contact: Jecinta N. Gachinga
Type of Organization: Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors / Local donors
Affiliations: Maendeleo ya Wananwake Organization

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Located in the second largest slums in Kenya, poor water supply, squalid slum shelter and joblessness contribute positively to the acceleration of HIV/AIDS pandemic, particularly in women, amongst whom the mortality rate is very high.. As a result, we are supporting HIV/AIDS orphans as a non-profit organisation, and helping expectant mothers and trying to upgrade the living standards of our members. 

Illustrative Project:

 

Because our memberhip consists of largely slum-dwellers, we build houses for those amongst us made homeless by the El-Nino rains. Through membership collections, we have been able to save money to begin self-help projects like basket-weaving and small curio shops. We help feed and look after the general welfare of the orphans of AIDS victims.

Mathare Youth Sports Association

Address: P.O. Box 69018, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 763 614
Fax: 254 2 583 055
Email: munro@form-net.com
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: International / National / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promotion and development of healthy youth.

Illustrative Project:

Use sports as a tool for mental and physical development.

Mazingira Institute

Address: P.O. Box 14550, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 443 229
Fax: 254 2 444 643
Email: mazingira@elci.sasa.unep.org
Internet:
Contact: Davinder Lamba
Type of Organization: International / National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1978
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Swahili
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Habitat International Coalition

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To develop knowledge and action for sustainable and equitable development.

Illustrative Project:

Campaining and developing knowledge on women's rights to own and inherit property. International advocacy through United Nationa meetings in Beijing and Istanbul. Networking through HIC Women and Shelter Network. Organizing study visits. Disseminating information Africa-wide through newsletters such as "Settlements Information Network (SINA)".

Methodist Women Fellowship

Address: P.O. Box 47633, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 72 48 41 / 72 48 28 / 72 48 97
Fax: 254 2 72 97 90
Email: mck_conf@nbnetco.ke
Internet:
Contact: Lucy Kaindio
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1950
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: National Council of Churches in Kenya

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To unite Christian women within the Methodist church with one another; to enrich Christian service spiritually and materially.

Illustrative Project:

We have a training programme for women in the areas of leadership from which discussions, recommendations and action plans are made. Educational trips have been organized both nationally and internationally to create awareness. Women are also encouraged to start income generating projects.

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Development and Marketing

Address: Kilimo House, Cathedral Road, P.O. Box 30028, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 71 88 70 x 48 378
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1962
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To teach young people improved farming methods; to help young people to appreciate agriculture; to allow young people to produce food for self-sufficiency; to develop leadership skills among young people; to consider and use young people as agents of change.

Illustrative Project:

Training for youth and voluntary leaders in various disciplines related to agriculture; to develop technical training and packages for young people and leaders; to organize more training courses for young people; to promote quality work through an active involvement of young people in organized shows and exhibitions; international exchanges around different

workshops.

Miwongoni Community Resource Centre

Address: P.O. Box 8851, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 789 713
Fax: 254 2 789 713
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Mr. Robert Kilonzo, Executive Officer
Type of Organization: International / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: Excellence Institute, USA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Community development through capacity-building and information.

Illustrative Project:

Seminars on institution building and management.

Mother's Union

Address: P.O. Box 1240, Mombasa, Kenya
Phone: 254 473 612
Fax: 254 473 612
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Elizabeth Oyaro
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1979
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Marriage counselling; caring for the aged and poor; vocational skills and employment creation; alleviating women's exploitation; child care.

Illustrative Project:

Pre-school is well developed and established. We also run tailoring classes for school leavers.

Mugumoini Jua Kali Maendeleo Women Group

Address: P.O. Box 32231, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 505 582
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Margaret Kiragu
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Eradication of poverty (slum dwellers) through initiation of income generating and self-sustaining projects; to create self-employment among members - To sensitize and create awareness on the preservation of clean environment and primary health; to encourage, promote and enhance their standard of living.

Illustrative Project:

There have been seminars and meetings to counsel, train, sensitize and educate members on their rights in society, gender analysis and capacity building, peace and security, primary health care and environment. Small income generating projects have been initiated i.e. crafts, small scale businesses. The results could have been better with more funds.

Mworoto Community (Self Help) Nursery School

Address: P.O. Box 59761, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 54 19 63
Fax: 254 2 60 25 75
Email:
Internet:
Contact: C. Kamonjoh
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

This is a self-help organization which supports orphans, destitute, the disabled and very poor families who cannot afford basic needs such as food, shelter and education.

Illustrative Project:

We have minimized illiteracy, poverty and malnutrition as well as diseases brought about by poor hygiene and eating habits.

Namuyemba Complex Youth Group

Address: Kanduy, P.O. Box 1166, Bungoma, Kenya
Phone: 254 337 20 483
Fax: 254 337 20 483
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Thaddeus Simiyu Natibila
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Youth / Men / Women
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To foster problem solving related to youth issues, e.g. unemployment; empowerment of young people through training courses, such as the 4 years 'Rural Development Programme'; food production for household consumption.

Illustrative Project:

Training for 240 women and young people in 1995; renting a house; maintaining a resource center; fish farming and sale of products; sugar and coffee farming; tree planting/cultivation and sale of seeds.

National Council of NGOs

Address: P.O. Box 48278, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 562 323
Fax: 254 2 574 660
Email: ngocouncil@elci.sasa.unon.org
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

National Council of Women of Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 43741, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 60 47 38 / 60 34 16
Fax:
Email: ncwk@insight.kenya
Internet:
Contact: Lillian Mwaura
Type of Organization: National
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1964
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Council of Women

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Empower women politically, economically and socially through information to attain equity and to have access to basic services and achieve maximum representation in all decision making levels as a channel to the advancement of the status of women, their dignity and quality of life.

Illustrative Project:

Currently, NCWK is carrying out two separate projects one on advocacy and lobbying skills training and the other on civic education for women in Kenya. In so doing, we are helping Kenyan women to influence national policy, especially in decision making situations, so that the needs of women are met, first at the ground level (where the women are), and also at the national level for the equitable development of Kenyan women. The NCWK is the national focal point for the implementation of the Beijing + 5.

National Women of Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 911, Kikuyu, Kenya
Phone: 254 0154 32 189
Fax: 254 0154 251 167
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kikuyu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: National Council of Churches in Kenya

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To initiate development projects for low income rural earners, especially women.

Illustrative Project:

In the last two years, we have assisted three children from poor rural families in Kiambu District to pursue secondary education.

Non-Governmental Organizations Bureau

Address: P.O. Box 44617, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 22 40 44
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Nyadong Enterprises Ltd.

Address: P.O. Box 53710, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 55 66 58
Fax: 254 2 22 47 85
Email: ohas@arcc.or.ke
Internet:
Contact: Ohas Jane
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1980
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili / Luo
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Training women and youth on better farming activities.

OSILIGI - Hope for Maasai

Address: P.O. Box 68, Dol-Dol, Nayuki, Kenya
Phone: 254 1 76 22 673
Fax: 254 1 76 22 454
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Johnson M.N. Ole Kaunga
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Swahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

OSILIGI is a local self-help initiative of Maasai clans to defend their traditional rights and living conditions, simultaneously reconciling them with neighboring tribes, the interests of the general public, official district and national government authorities.

Illustrative Project:

Herders' literacy; enrolment of Maasai children in public schools; meeting with national authorities to assure respect of Maasai culture. 

Pambazuko

Address: P.O. Box 58924, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 33 55 39
Fax: 254 2 76 42 80
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Florence Kirubu
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Fundraising Activities
Affiliations: Passe Partout

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Education for community development; community resource center; cultural exchange programme.

Illustrative Project:

Together with Passe Partout we have been able to carry out small business and entreprenuership development as well as provide training in vocational skills.

Participatory Methodologies Forum of Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 51582, PCEA Flats, Jabavu Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 71 66 09
Fax: 254 2 71 66 09
Email: pamfork@nbnet.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: Margaret Lubaale
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations: National Council of NGOs

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote participatory methods of community organization, development and empowerment.

Illustrative Project:

As a result of the Network's active promotion of participatory methods and approaches, more and more individuals and organizations are getting 'converted'. Membership has grown and practitioners are now more willing to share their successes and failures. Practitioners are even going a step further and looking at policies hindering community participation in development.

Pathfinder International

Address: P.O. Box 48147, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 224 154
Fax: 254 2 214 890
Email: elule@pathfind.org
Internet:
Contact: Elizabeth Lule
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1957
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Swahili
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations: Pathfinder International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To build capacity of local implementing partners for designing and implementing progress, which increases access to, and improves the quality of reproductive health services.

Illustrative Project:

Pathfinder has provided technical and financial support to establish the consortium of family planning NGOs (COFAP) in Ethiopia. PI has assisted COFAP in establishing a secretariat, developing a five-year strategic plan and annual workplans. PI has provided technical assistance to COFAP to develop a master sustainability plan for NGOs.

People for Peace in Africa

Address: P.O. Box 14877, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 441 372
Fax: 254 2 441 372
Email: ppa@africaonline.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: Joseph A'Ngala, Director
Type of Organization: Regional / National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

People for Peace in Africa (PPA) is a voluntary ecumenical association of people committeed to initiating and supporting peace activities in East Africa and the Great Lakes Region. It sponsors reconciliation workshops, engages in peace education and awareness raising activities, and acts as a policy advocate on peace and reconciliation issues.

Illustrative Project:

PPA has publishes newsletters, bulletins and produces training materials

Programme Amkeni Wamama - Kenya

Adresse: Bunia-Congo, B.P. 55379, Nairobi, Kenya
Tél:
Fax:
Email:
Site internet:
Personne à contacter: Gbossi M. Kpadyu
Type d'organisation: Nationale
Membres: Femmes
Année de fondation: 1990
Langue internationale de travail: Français / Anglais
Langue locale de travail: Lingala
Source de budget annuel: Cotisation des membres
Affiliations: CLEI / WEDNET

Domaines d'action:

Objectif: 

Promotion féminine pour l'amélioration des conditions de vie de la femme et son intégration dans la vie socio-économique.

Projet illustratif:

Activités de développement à la base: teinture africaine et savonnerie artisanale; transformation alimentaire ( jus, sucre, confiture, sel, huile; apiculture; reboisement, foyer social et alphabétisation; séminaires et ateliers;  champs agricoles; élevage de petits et gros bétail; planning familial; maternité et maison d'accueil; formation de 763 femmes en teinturie africaine; campagne de reboisement en 1995-1997 par les femmes; 20.000 arbres ont été plantés par les différents groupes de PAMA. L'argent obtenu avec la vente du bois de chauffage a permis l'achat de plus de 30 vaches pour l'élevage; d'ustensils et la construction d'une maison d'acceuil.

RIOD Network on Desertification

Address: Environment Liaison Centre International, P.O. Box 72461, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 562 015
Fax: 254 2 562 175
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: International / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Environmentalist Society

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Prevention of desertification and it's secondary effects.

Illustrative Project:

Tree planting.

Rural Enterprising as a Community Help

Address: Plot 209/9680/9 Gichugu Road, P.O. Box 58457, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 725 143
Fax: 254 2 763 253
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Director
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Build capacity for poverty eradication.

Illustrative Project:

Training on management of microfinance institutions.

Rural Urban Development Friends of Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 47422, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 336 519 / 224 559
Fax: 254 331 691
Email: ipec_kenya@africaonline.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: Petronella Okinyo Mbeo
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Swahili
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The organization is a non-governmental, voluntary, non-partisan, non-profit making organization whose purpose is to network with various organizations at the grassroots level in all districts of Kenya and to mobilize them to participate in economic development of Kenya and family health management of the people of Kenya.

Illustrative Project:

We are currently taking part in technology and skills training programme funded by the World Bank. This programme is aimed at economic empowerment of small scale artisans through technology training. It is part of Kenya's National Policy for industrialization by the year 2020. Trainees chosen are from youth, start up entrepreneurs and existing artisans. Our main training has been in the area of chemical formulations and food production.

Réseau international des ONG sur la désertification

Address: ELCI, P.O. Box 72461, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 25 62 015
Fax: 254 25 62 175
Email: elci@gn.apc.org
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Hausa / Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Protection of the environment.

Illustrative Project:

Tree planting

SIFA Voluntary Organization for Women

Address: P.O. Box 14756, Riverside Drive, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 215 586
Fax: 254 2 215 509
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Faduma Osman
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Somali
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Trickle Up

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To increase the earning capacity of women through education, literacy training and vocational skills; to improve women's participation in social and political life.

Illustrative Project:

SIFA carried out a project on women's empowerment. This Project is aimed at educating women about their rights and the importance of their participation at all levels of society (economic, social and political).

Save Somali Women and Children

Address: P.O. Box 38887, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 74 40 83
Fax: 254 2 74 90 50
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Asha Hagi Elmi
Type of Organization: National
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Somali
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: FEMNET

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Women in development issues, child welfare and peace promotion.

Illustrative Project:

Follow-up of Beijing platform for Action focusing on 12 critical areas of concern.

Seet Rural Women Development Organization

Year Founded:

Address: P.O. Box 39303, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 332 392 x 34257 / 720 837 / 720 838
Fax: 254 2 720 253
Email: nist@maf.org
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural
Members: Women / Youth
1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Other
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To rehabilitate teenage mothers,  school drop-outs in the rural communities in the country. The project will also look into strategies for re-routing the school-age teenage mothers back to the school system.

Illustrative Project:

We have already identified a pilot project in one of the districts whereby a local has given us the facility to start training the targeted group in survival skills. We have had seminars with the girls and their mothers and the responses have been very positive. As soon as we identify a donor, the project will take off towards the community sustainability.

Self Employed Women Association of Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 86733, Mombasa, Kenya
Phone: 254 22 04 46 / 31 67 74
Fax: 254 22 78 56
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Judy Miriga
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Educate, lobby and organize workshops and seminars; assist in job and project creation; coordinate investment and joint venture entreprenuership and trading industry, and disseminate information to members and beneficiaries; campaign for human rights and poverty eradication through participatory activities for rural and urban poor.

Illustrative Project:

We are lobbying for cotton growing in a cooperative set- up for indigenous farmers to have the right to control and negotiate for joint ventures independently with less government interference.

Shalom Alumni Club Association of Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 30354, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 72 21 82 / 72 21 83
Fax: 254 2 71 59 66
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Georginah Muheye
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: Kenya Union of Savings Cooperative

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To improve the economic status of our people through initiatives in economic activities.

Illustrative Project:

Violence - After the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, members of the Club held a seminar on violence against women, and resolved to build a home for battered women and men. We have identified a piece of land but we do not have finances to construct the home. It will be called "Shalom" Home for Peace. We plan to keep its location secret for security reasons.

Shelter Forum

Address: P.O. Box 39493, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 44 62 43 / 44 48 87 / 44 37 10
Fax: 254 2 44 51 66
Email: sforum@africaonline.co.ke
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: BASIN

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To enhance access to affordable shelter through advocacy and networking by all particularly the poorest among who  the most vulnerable are women and children. 

Illustrative Project:

Shelter Forum, at the national level, played a lead role in the revision of government building by laws, culminating in more performance-oriented building laws that address the needs of low income groups.  Shelter Forum also continues to popularize the use of appropriate building technologies (ABTs) and approaches such as the ferrocement roofing tiles (FRTs) and stabilized soil blocks (SSBs). The organization also advocates for the formulation of standards of these technologies by the relevant authorities such as the Kenya Bureau of Standards to increase their acceptance within the informal sector.

Sinoko Youth Groups

Address: Sinoko Township, P.O. Box 132, Bungoma, Kenya
Phone: 254 337 30 495
Fax: 254 337 20 235
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Godfrey Butala
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To create employment opportunities; to provide recreational activities for young people; to establish training centers for out-of-school youths.

Illustrative Project:

Brick-making; started a football club and fund raised to buy  equipment.

Social Economic Development Services

Address: P.O. Box 45603, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 714 869
Fax: 254 2 714 869
Email: wanjiku@arcc.or.ke
Internet:
Contact: Wanjiku Kironyo
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Social Economic Development Services, Canada

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The 1985 United Nations Women's Forum was the birthplace of a partnership between Wanjiku Kironyo (Kenya Social Psychologist) and Rosalind Van Vliet (Canadian Teacher). The initial vision of assisting the street children in Nairobi widened to include projects involving hundreds of people in several countries. (1) Community Awareness Programs: women's self-help cooperatives, camps for street children, emergency shelter, training centre, community health education. (2) Education Programs: Voices from the Shadows, Sadness of the Tribes, Just one Voice, Ethnical Tourism. (3) Individual Assistance Programs: Crisis counselling, Awareness workshops, Employment training. (4) Street Children receive food and shelter, crisis counselling, education programs and health assistance. Each month a weekend life-skill camp is held, offering street kids aged 5 to 21 a special place to meet, discuss, plan, learn and play together.

Illustrative Project:

Mother's cooperative -  awareness programs supplies the necessary registration fees so that mothers of street children can organize themselves into cooperative groups. This facilitates  the identification of common problems, coordination of new community support systems and formation of small business groups.

Social Science and Medicine Africa Network

Address: P.O. Box 20811, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 56 05 69
Fax: 254 2 56 75 77
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Anne Pertet
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: International Forum for Social Sciences in Health

Action Areas:

Purpose:

SOMA-NET's mandate is to encourage and facilitate relationships, interactions and capacity building among African institutions, organizations, professionals and policy makers engaged in health-related program and research in the social, medical and bio-medical sciences.

Illustrative Project:

Building the capacity of individuals working in nutrition or nutrition-related activities in consultative research which aims at improving child feeding; developing proposals aimed at strengthening existing nutrition efforts in Africa; organizing seminars on lessons learnt.

Street Wise

Address: P.O. Box 30305, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 72 19 39
Fax: 254 2 72 249
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Lesley Lodge
Type of Organization: National / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Swahili
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: African Women League / Child Life Trust

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Opportunities to disadvantaged youngsters living in the slum area of Nairobi, by developing their artistic skills and social values to integrate them to society and find employment.

Illustrative Project:

The project has started a painting workshop where children decorate pots, furniture, frames and clocks. In needlework class girls sew soft furnishings which complement furniture decoration.

Sudan Student Christian Fellowship

Address: P.O. Box 42726, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Edward Benjamin Ater
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the Christian-Muslim dialogue; to create awareness of the refugee problems in Africa and in particular in Sudan; to promote Christian witness; to foster peace and justice.

Illustrative Project:

Leadership training for about 100 trainees; activities to promote peace and justice; rehabilitation of displaced people; community development; promotion of the dialogue and peace initiative.

Sudanese Women's Voice for Peace

Address: P.O. Box 21123, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 56 11 58
Fax: 254 2 56 07 14
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Anisia K. Achieng
Type of Organization: Regional / National
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Life and Peace Institute

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote peace building and conflict resolution in Sudan; create  awareness at the grass-root level on the effects of war in Sudan; attract  attention of the international community and the region of Africa in general to these issues.

Illustrative Project:

We are very much involved in  organisng training in conflict resolution and peace building for  members and our community at the grass-root, especially women. Sudan has been fighting for the past 41 years, since 1955 – before independence. We also hold workshops with chiefs, elders, youths and women leaders. Throughout 1996/97 the SWVP trained 66 women leaders on peace making and conflict resolution as peace monitors in southern Sudan, Nuba mountains and Ingessena Hills.

Sukuma Women Group

Address: P.O. Box 52794, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 22 33 47
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Joan Wena
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1979
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations: Maendeleo ya Wanawake

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To enable rural women to be economically self-reliant. 

Illustrative Project:

Activities include farming and small scale commercial ventures. The group has acquired a commercial building containing shops, a grinding mill, operated by women for profit. A health clinic is also planned.

Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme

Address: P.O. Box 1134, Thika, Kenya
Phone: 254 151 30 541
Fax: 254 151 30 055
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Ngugi Mutura
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Participatory Ecological Land Use Management

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To contribute to the attainment of sustainable food, nutrition and agro-income security through mobilization of environmentally, economically and social/culturally sound resources existing among small-holder crop and livestock dependants in Kenya, and beyond.

Illustrative Project:

In a concluded project, farmers owning between 0.5 to 5.0 acres and who, hitherto, were food- and cash- insecure 5 years ago are now self-reliant through harvesting, consuming and selling organic food produce from crop and livestock enterprises. Low-cost skills have been used in crop/livestock production, water harvesting, renewable energy use, as so on, in order to improve the quality of life.

Tausa Development Programme

Address: P.O. Box 28847, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 7 3388 4952
Fax: 254 7 3373 4019
Email: tausawomen@yahoo.com
Internet:
Contact: Anne Mwalimo
Type of Organization:
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Swahili / Kitaita
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Kenya Women and Youth League

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To educate women and youth to know their respective roles in furtherance of human rights, gender, equality, democracy and the rule of law, including curbing all types of violence against women; to empower women and youth economically and to alleviate poverty through initiating income generating projects; to empower women and youth in social, cultural, educational and environmental; to identify and encourage more women to decision making posts.

Illustrative Project:

Organised civic education on status of Women in Kenya and Democracy. We are now on civic education on Constitutional Review. We are currently identifying, mobilising and lobbying the youth according to their capabilities and training accordingly, e.g. masonry, carpentry, farming, etc. This has uplifted the standard of living in the areas covered. Women and youth are now aware of their human rights and democracy.

Tausa Women Group

Address: P.O. Box 28847, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 575 959
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Anne Mwalimo
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Kenya Women and Youth League

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To empower economically and to alleviate poverty through initiating income generating projects for women. To ensure food availability and good education for themselves and their children. Through seminars, workshops and conferences: promote democracy, human rights and gender issues, create awareness on primary health, and women's reproductive and sexual rights. Participate in decision making positions. Promote Girl Child education.

Illustrative Project:

In the small business development area, we have constructed rental and office buildings; started handcrafts, poultry and goat rearing. We are in the process of producing construction materials such as tiles, bricks, blocks and stone masonry. Through the income generated through the rental houses we intend to start manufacturing of furniture, baskets, textile, spinning, weaving and metal work e.g. grill, welding, etc.

The African Academy of Sciences

Address: P.O. Box 14788, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 88 44 01 - 05 / 88 46 20
Fax: 254 2 88 44 06
Email: aas@africaonline.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: Margaret Lubaale / G.B.A. Okelo
Type of Organization: Regional / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: All Professional Associations in Africa

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To foster and promote the growth of the scientific community in Africa; to improve Africa's capacity for management of scientific research and development of  technology.

Illustrative Project:

The AAS has provided grants for research in the areas of forestry in Africa by senior and junior scientists. This has impacted on forestry issues in the African continent. AAS has produced publication and disseminated scientific information in this and other areas.

The Green Belt Movement

Address: P.O. Box 67545, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 20 573 057 / 571 523
Fax:
Email: gbm@wananchi.com
Internet:
Contact: Wanjira Mathai
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1977
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kikuyu / Luo / Swahili / Kamba / Meru
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: NCWK / ECN / ABN / PAGBMI / GEC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) is a community-based, development and environmental organization focused on community mobilization and empowerment. It's mission is to create a value-driven society of grassroots people who consciously work for continued improvement of their livelihood, self determination, equity and a greener cleaner environment. 

Illustrative Project:

In the course of the past 30 years, GBM has evolved an approach to mobilizing grassroots action through which it has support women's groups to produce and plant over 30 million trees. This has transformed the landscape and lives of families and communities, especially women. The heightened environmental consciousness through GBM-sponsored seminars empowers communities for advocacy and networking work to protect green spaces such as parks and forests. Through the Food Security Project, communities receive knowledge and skills on the nutritional value of local indigenous food and fruits (and therefore local biological diversity), which are suited to the local climate and soil.

The League of Kenya Women Voters

Address: Muchai Drive (off Ngong Road), P.O. Box 8332, Nairobi, 00300, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 271 2713
Fax: 254 2 711 287
Email: info@leaguekenya.org
Internet:
Contact: Ida Odinga
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Swahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: UNV / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

We intend to promote a democratic society in which women participate freely and equally in politics and public affairs through the electoral system as voters and leaders in Kenya. Our mission is to promote the participation of women in leadership and decision-making in order to bring about positive social change.

Illustrative Project:

The league implemented "Monitoring women's participation in the electoral process in Kenya with particular focus on the issue of electoral violence" project between 2002 and 2004. The aim was to monitor cases of pre-election and post-election violence as an impediment ot women's participation in political leadership in Kenya. It also monitored images of women leaders in the run up to the 2002 general elections. Out of this study evidence of electoral violence and electoral irregularities were documented, quantity and quality of women by mainstream media was also documented. These have become important tools for lobbying and advocacy in relation to electoral issues.

The National Council of Churches of Kenya

Address: Church House, Moi Avenue, P.O. Box 45009, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 338 211
Fax: 254 2 215 169
Email:
Internet:
Contact: General Secretary
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1943
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: World Council of Churches

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The National Council of Churches in Kenya (NCCK) is an umbrella organisation for Kenyan churches and church-related organisations. NCCK was set up to facilitate the united mission of the Christian Church in Kenya in the proclamation and demonstration of the holistic witness of the church through corporate activities. The NCCK has also been an advocate for an open and democratic society for many years, choosing a strategy of 'creative engagement' and servicing the 'voice of the voiceless'. The NCCK has investigated inter-communal violence, provided relief to victims of ethnic clashes, and operates the multi-facted NCCK Peace and Rehabilitation Project with the objective of helping to prevent communal violence through dialogue, inter-cultural activities, and the establishment of an early warning system.

Illustrative Project:

The organization has facilitated the resettlement and rehabilitation of land tribal clash victims through its peace initiative efforts in the Rift Valley.

The National Council of Women of Kenya

Address: c/o UNDP / UNIFEM Office, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Mrs. Jane Kiano, EBS
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1975
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote women's rights.

Illustrative Project:

Promote the implementation of the UN Convention Against All Forms of Discrimination.

The President's Award

Address: Starehe Boys Centre, General Waruinge Street, P.O. Box 62185, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 76 51 80
Fax: 254 2 54 31 90
Email:
Internet:
Contact: D.K. Njage
Type of Organization: National
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1966
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To encourage young people to develop (1) a sense of responsibility; (2) a sense of adventure; (3) their own personal potentials, skills and interests; (4) to motivate young people to become interested in physical activities and sports.

Illustrative Project:

Service to the community; skill-development; physical recreation; organization of excursions; 200 'Gold Awards' were acquired.

Tilil Marakwet Development Women Group

Address: P.O. Box 40, Iten, Kenya
Phone: 254 53 361 516
Fax: 254 53 361 555
Email: dkendagor@hotmail.com
Internet:
Contact: Susanna K. Kanda
Type of Organization: Rural / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The organisation was started to empower women by mobilising local resources to set up small businesses. The group provided members with loans through credit schemes as a revolving fund. The group now engages in assisting orphans and vulnerable children in Chebiemit Division, Marakwet District in HIV/AIDS education. 

Illustrative Project:

The group has actively participated in implementing OVC programs using their own resources. Twenty orphans have received clothing, food through donations from members. The group has also participated in conflict resolution in Kerio valley as well as in democracy and voter education during the previous general election. women themselves have been sensitizing the public on the adverse effects of HIV/AIDS.

Ukweli NYDP Multipurpose Cooperative Society

Address: P.O. Box 2776, Nakuru, Kenya
Phone: 254 37 41 001
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Rebecca Cherono Chumo
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: Kenya Youth Association Council

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To support small scale businesses by offering credit facilities.

Illustrative Project:

The organization has training and education programmes targeted mainly towards women and youth. Financial and technical assistance has been offered to build grinding mills and water tanks. Youth have also been assisted in establishing zero-grazing units and growing quick-maturing crops. The farming community has also benefited from development loans and farm inputs such as seeds and fertilizer.

Umoja Mobile Health Clinics and Centres

Address: P.O. Box 22626, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 78 59 11
Fax: 254 2 24 22 29
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Ms. Georgina Anne Nyambura Munene
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Limit the impact of limited health infrastructure on population welfare.

Illustrative Project:

Drive the mobile to villagers and urban poor.

Undugu Society of Kenya

Address: Ladhies, Jogoo Road, P.O. Box 40417, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 55 22 11 / 55 22 13 / 55 22 32
Fax: 254 2 54 58 88
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Alice Mwalimo
Type of Organization: National
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership dues / Earned income / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Kenya Women and Youth League

Action Areas:

Purpose: 

Alleviate poverty through initiating income generating projects.

Illustrative Project: 

Have established poultry rearing, dairy production  and bee keeping

United Disabled Persons of Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 13488, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 44 39 15
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Protection of disabled persons.

Illustrative Project:

Advocacy for adapted national policies.

Uwama Group (Women Self-Help Group)

Address: P.O. Box 21, Tausa, Kenya
Phone: 254 1 47 30 328
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Alice Mwalimo
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Swahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Kenya Women and Youth League

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Alleviate poverty through initiating income generating projects.

Illustrative Project:

Have established poultry keeping, dairy keeping and started on bee keeping.

VANME International

Address: P.O. Box 00300-8851, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 20 313 121
Fax: 254 20 249 621
Email: kiswili2001@yahoo.com
Internet:
Contact: Thomas Mutua
Type of Organization: International
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 2003
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: Africa Solutions

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To assist society in social, political and economic impact.

Illustrative Project:

Training and capacity building workshops with stakeholders, community leaders, youth and women in Makandara District of Nairobi Province on food security and home based care with HIV/AIDS patients.

Wajir Peace and Development Committee

Address: P.O. Box 444, Wajir, Kenya
Phone: 254 136 21 427 / 21 175 / 21 369
Fax: 254 136 21 563
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Nuria Abdullahi, Coordinator & Trainer
Type of Organization: International / National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The Wajir Peace and Development Committee (WPDC) is a network of 27 governmental and non-governmental organizations representing a variety of people including business women, elders and religious leaders, operating primarily in the Wajir District of northeastern Kenya. The region has been the scene of clan-based violence. The primary mandate of WPDC is conflict prevention and resolution pursued via both traditional and modern mechanisms. It conducts community training for leaders, maintains a Rapid Response Team, run by elders, religious leaders, women and government security officials, to diffuse tense situations, and also mediates in conflict situations.

Widows and Orphans Kitui Women's Group

Address: P.O. Box 277, Kitui, Kenya
Phone: 254 141 22 194
Fax: 254 141 22 339
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Naomi Nzau
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili / Kikamba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: WOWESOK

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To unite all widows in Kitui District and sensitize the community on their needs and problems; to act as a pressure group on legal rights for widows; to train group members on skills of developing small business and book keeping; to mobilize resources locally.

Illustrative Project:

On training and capacity-building the society identified a trainer who assisted to organize a one-week leadership training workshop. During that course each of the 20 groups brought their chairman, a  secretary and a treasurer. At the end of the workshop they developed a workplan on what activitiy each group would carry for the next one year. They also developed ways of local find-raising to meet simple expenses.

Widows and Orphans Welfare Society of Kenya

Address: Onyonka Estate House No. C34, P.O. Box 53935, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 602 713
Fax: 254 2 241 674 / 229 126
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Joyce Rota
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide assistance to widows and orphans in areas of economic and social development.

Illustrative Project:

Primary health care / house based care: This is where a clinic has been set up so as to help the widows and orphans who can not afford the fees in hospitals.

Wildlife Clubs of Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 20184, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 891 904
Fax: 254 2 891 906
Email: wck@elci.gn.apc.org
Internet:
Contact: Ibrahim M. Ali
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1968
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / foreign donors
Affiliations: Environmental Liaison Centre International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

WCK is a nationwide organization, mostly for youth, that  offers wildlife and environmental education. Objectives are: sentisize  and educate Kenya's youth about the environment and natural resources; alert the public to the great cultural, environmental, esthetic and economic value of natural resources and develop a better understanding of the need to conserve wildlife and other natural resources.

Illustrative Project:

Training of trainers workshops in environmental lobbying and participatory monitoring and evaluation. The trainers were teachers, women and youth groups.

Women Care Organization

Address: P.O. Box 43864, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 21 54 71
Fax: 254 2 21 54 12
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Lul Saeed Ahmed
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Somali
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Netherlands Organization for International Development Cooperatives

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To empower rural and agricultural women.

Illustrative Project:

Agricultural project for women farmers of Middle Shabelle Region with cooperation of Netherlands Development Organization (NOVIB).

Women Network Centre

Address: P.O. Box 88739, Mombasa, Kenya
Phone: 254 41 304 490
Fax: 254 41 314 490
Email: wnc@swiftmombasa.com
Internet:
Contact: Grace Kitonyo
Type of Organization:
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Coast Forum of NGOs

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To uplift the socio-economic status of women particularly grassroots, through capacity building and advocacy; to raise women's rights awareness, build a broad coalition support and lobby for amendment of laws that are oppressive to women.

Illustrative Project:

From 2002, we have begun a women's rights awareness programme in two districts of Coast Province on Kenya. We were quite successful in a rural-urban constituency of Mombasa where we also trained twenty two para-legal eductors. Their work in the community was so appreciated that six of them were invited to be court assessors, especially in matters concerning cultural beliefs.

Women Trust Savings and Credit Cooperative Society Ltd.

Address: P.O. Box 40270, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 21 32 99
Fax: 254 2 21 00 51
Email: mtnrock@africaonline.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: Florence Machayo
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To encourage members to make savings in form of shares, and then borrow on the strength of their savings.

Illustrative Project:

Most of our members can now borrow up to Kshs 100,000 compared to Kshs 5,000 at the start of the cooperative. Not only have we made our members credit worthy, we have also educated them on share securities which can assist them in borrowing more while at the same time continuing their savings.

Women's Network Centre

Address: P.O. Box 88739, Mombasa, Kenya
Phone: 254 225 835 / 314 490
Fax: 254 229 394 / 314 490
Email: wnc@africaonline.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: Anne M. Mutta
Type of Organization: Provincial / Urban / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: National Council of NGOs

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To uplift the status of women through networking and empowerment. The Centre seeks to do this through various activities such as outreach, legal aid, business enterprise guidance and counselling and a resource/library on gender matters.

Illustrative Project:

The Centre has carried out an active legal awareness campaign at the Coast Province of Kenya and has developed and aquired material and equipment for its resource center that can be used by women. It is currently training women's groups on enterprise development.

World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women

Address: All Africa Conference of Churches - Women's Desk, P.O. Box 14205, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 441 483
Fax: 254 2 443 241
Email: bbj@unet.co.ke
Internet:
Contact: Mrs. Khushnud Azariah, World President
Type of Organization: International / Regional / National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1970
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The Federation promotes peace amng nations, the establishment of human rights, and the elimination of discrimination against women in all countries.

Illustrative Project:

We have produced a Leadership Training Manual and also publish a quarterly newsletter.

World Scout Bureau - Africa Regional Office

Address: P.O. Box 63070, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 56 25 68
Fax: 254 2 56 97 95
Email: afrscout@arcc.or.ke
Internet:
Contact: Kiraithe Nyaga
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1970
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The World Organization of the Scout

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To  coordinate  and support  scouting in the Africa Region - mainly countries south of the Sahara.

Illustrative Project:

We are among the first organizations to get involved in Family Life Education. We started in 1984 and to date we are at the national level of operation. We reconceptualized FLE to suit our organization's purpose. We train national leaders and produce educational materials. Presently we are trying to develop peer counseling for young people.

World Student Christian Federation - Kenya

Address: 1st Floor, Jumuia House, Lenana Road, P.O. Box 14782, Nairobi, 00800, Kenya
Phone: 254 20 273 0220 / 273 0222
Fax: 254 20 273 0223
Email: wscf@wscf-africa.org
Internet:
Contact: Modeste Mfashwanayo
Type of Organization: International / Africa Region
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1968
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Local donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum / World Student Christian Federation

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The WSCF is a global community of student christian movements committed to dialogue, ecumenism, social justice and peace. Our mission is to empower students in critical thinking and constructive transformation of our world. A global community, WSCF implement its mission through the regions - Africa being one of the 6 regions.

Illustrative Project:

In our training/capacity building project, we train young people in many areas and prepare them to assume responsibilities in the future. Many former members are now in key positions in leadership of their respective churches as well as many others who are actively involved in the social, political and economical life of their respective communities and countries.

Yala Jamii Family Develoment Project

Address: P. O. Box 78, Yala, Kenya
Phone: 254 33 435 255
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Pauline Auma Otieno
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili / Luo
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: World Vision International, Kenya

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To facilitate human transformation socially, economically and politically; to enhance self-employment through training and workshops; to popularize the system of community sustainable development; to bear witness to good news (evangalization).

Illustrative Project:

More than 300 children from poor families have been sponsored to pursue education. Routine health services have been succcesfuly provided, and HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns and Child Care and Family Planning has been pursued. Effective guidance and couselling have also brought about positive changes in people's social lives. Through games and sports, drug abuse and idleness have been reduced. 

Yitzhak Rabin Foundation

Address: P.O. Box 68017, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 220 145 / 711 959
Fax: 254 2 336 395 / 729 174
Email: fondyrabin@yahoo.com
Internet:
Contact: N'dende Mubobo
Type of Organization: International / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: Microcredit Summit

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote  peace, human dignity and development. Peace is seen as harmony within oneself, one's country and the world and is being worked for by setting up mechanisms for conflict resolution and prevention and the integral development of mankind to eradicate all violence and alienation.

Illustrative Project:

Exhibition for rural women to mark the world rural women's day (15th December) in the context of the Fourth World Conference for Women in Beijing '95; the theme for 1998 is "Women, Peace and Development" in order to increase awareness and empowerment of women in peace making and development.

Young Men's Christian Association - Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 30330, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 72 41 16 / 72 40 66 / 72 40 70
Fax: 254 2 72 88 25
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Francis Asiema
Type of Organization: National
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1910
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To develop leadership and technical skills among members of the community, in particular young people; to improve the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the community; to improve living conditions and opportunities of disadvantaged people.

Illustrative Project:

Community development programmes; vocational training; religious programmes; nursery school education; community health programmes; development of a five-year stategy plan for national development; mobilize staff and volunteer members to contribute financially to be able to buy a minibus; extension of hostels and conference hall.

Young Muslim Association

Address: P.O. Box 48509, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya
Phone: 254 20 22 98 96
Fax: 254 20 22 97 56
Email: yma@wananchi.com
Internet:
Contact: Abdul Hamid Slatch
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1964
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Religious Charity
Affiliations: National Council of NGOs

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide care to orphans and distitute children; to provide early childhood education; education programmes for the Pastoralists; youth development; social welfare (community programme)

Illustrative Project:

Garissa children's home, an orphan and destitutes' childcare centre has been a catalyst in the provision of early childhood, primary and secondary education amongst the pastoralists and nomadic people of North East Province of Kenya. Under the children's program we are the lead agency in the region for the implementation of UNCRC.

Young Women's Christian Association of Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 40710, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 724 789 / 724 699
Fax: 254 2 710 519
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1912
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: World YWCA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To uplift the living standards of girls and women through training, economic and political empowerment and awareness creation on topical issues affecting them.

Illustrative Project:

The YWCA Juhudi Credit Scheme aims at improving the status of the women through provision of small loans to Small Women Entrepreneurs so that they can improve their income. Through this project women have been able to expand their business; start new business, create job opportunities for their families, meet their basic needs and become acquainted with banking procedures.