We Effect’s Regional Office for Eastern Africa is based in Nairobi, Kenya. In Kenya, we operate within the two thematic fields; sustainable rural development and adequate housing. Our development work promotes and supports gender equality all through.

After participating in a financial services training held by Kakuyuni Farmers Cooperative Society Limited, Hellen Ngina in Kangundo, Kenya saved up and invested in a cow.

Rural development: In Kenya, we focus on strengthening the ability of smallholder coffee, milk and forest farmers to adopt sustainable farming methods, provide food for their families and live off the sale of their products. This is done by increasing the agricultural productivity and incomes, particularly for women, by better access to markets and promoting value chain development. An important focus area is to ensure that women and smallholder farmers and other marginalised groups can save, borrow and plan their finances. Meeting the youth unemployment crisis with trainings on entrepreneurship, agribusiness and financial services for youth is also an important part of our work.

Adequate housing: In both urban and rural Kenya, we promote the right of men and women to access adequate housing and access and control land. Our partners in the housing sector work to support the homeless to form cooperatives and systems for saving as well as advocating at different levels in society for decent housing for all.

Read more about our Partners and Programmes in Eastern Africa.