A country of warmth, beauty and opportunity

From our very first visit, we have remained in awe of the incredible diversity of Kenya’s wildlife and its extraordinary geographical landscape (including Africa’s second-highest mountain peak), not to mention the extraordinary people we’ve met. Little wonder that, each year, tourists flock to Maasai Mara National Reserve to view one of nature’s most spectacular annual events: the migration of one million wildebeest from the dry plains of Tanzania to more fertile grazing in Kenya.

However, beneath its captivating natural beauty and wildlife lies an undercurrent of social issues. Home to 49.7 million people (World Bank, 2017), a large percentage of Kenya’s population still lives below the poverty line. A high population growth rate, with close to 73% of the population being rural and a life expectancy of 67.3 years (UNDP, 2018), combined with a widening income gap over the past 30 years has steadily eroded any gains in education, health, food security, employment and income, especially in rural areas.

Kenya by the numbers

The Ripple Effect
Student Grown Food Solutions
Baby’s First Year
School Groundbreaking
Not Your Average Music Video
How To Be A Boss
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Every dollar you donate helps us put in place sustainable solutions that empower communities in rural Kenya

Co-creating sustainable solutions

We’ve been working with the Maasai, Kipsigis and Kisii communities in Kenya since the early 2000s, helping to co-create sustainable solutions that empower them to build brighter futures for themselves and their families, and ensure the survival of their vibrant cultures. Through WE Villages, we have:

  • Provided 13,000 Kenyan children with the opportunity to attend WE-supported schools every day
  • Built over 230+ schoolrooms, libraries, teachers’ offices and kitchens
  • Constructed an all-girls secondary school for both Maasai and Kipsigis students, and an all-boys secondary school campus as well, to service students graduating from primary schools in our partner communities
  • Opened the doors to two health centers: Baraka Hospital and Kishon Health Centre, which have provided over 125,000 patients with high-quality medical care
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Make your own impact on a trip to Kenya

Our Pillars of Impact

In every country where WE Villages operates, we tailor our programs to meet the unique needs of the communities we work with, while still adhering to our five Pillars of Impact. Read how these have been implemented in Kenya.

WE Stories. Read. Watch. Get Inspired.

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Ripple Effect of Clean Water
GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
An Unusual Music Video
GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
The CEO of the Maasai Mara
GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
Field of Dreams

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