From our very first visit almost two decades ago, we have been in awe of Kenya’s extraordinary wildlife and its stunning landscapes, not to mention the remarkable people we’ve have had the pleasure of meeting and working with to create opportunity for education and development.
However, beneath its captivating beauty and biodiversity 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.
Since the early 2000s, we’ve been working with communities in rural Kenya, 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.
Learn more about our work in Kenya HERE.