FSD Program Site: Kakamega            Organization Location: Khayega, Kenya

The Iguhu District Hospital is committed to providing accessible and affordable health care to its surrounding community.

Organization Overview

The Hospital provides a variety of services, such as:

  • PITC( Provider Initiated Testing & Counseling)
  • Free Tuberculosis (TB) testing with treatment coordinated with the TB district coordinator
  • Child immunizations
  • Maternal and antenatal care (including non-operative deliveries)
  • Laboratory services (basic)
  • Nurse outreach to the community, creating awareness and providing vaccines
  • Public Health outreach, including follow-up defaulter tracing and community awareness building
  • Management of uncomplicated HIV/AIDS related problems (both in and out-patient)
  • Dissemination of ARVs to enrolled patients and lower neighboring facilities
  • Admissions for uncomplicated serious common ailments
  • Family planning and abortion related care

FSD Program Site: Kakamega            Organization Location: Kakamega, Kenya

Send a Cow’s mission is to give communities and families the hope and the means to secure their futures from the land. The organization aims to empower communities to become self-sustaining farming institutions with good health/hygiene practices, income security, and enough food. The organization also promotes HIV/AIDS awareness and gender equity.

Organization Overview

Send a Cow began working in Kenya in the mid 90‘s through Heifer International by supporting groups in Western Kenya with dairy cow projects. It then expanded to social support, sustainable organic agriculture, environmental care, savings and credit, and diversified into other livestock species. Send a Cow has supported thousands of families in the western region of Kenya.

FSD Program Site: Mombasa            Organization Location: Mombasa, Kenya

The mission of CODETI is to ensure basic rights are obtained through proper delivery of servicers by promoting the integration between Governor and the Governed in as the mandate of the Government to citizen are concerned.

Organization Overview

CODETI seeks to deliver excellent quality service of advocating good governance through citizen participation, accountable and transparency in Government institutions, anti- corruption and promoting Human Rights. It was originated in 2003 under a name Coast Development Lobby Group (CDLG) as a result of a dissemination workshop sponsored by Action Aid International Kenya. Renamed as Coast Development Transparency Initiative (CODETI), it is now registered as an NGO.

FSD Program Site: Kakamega            Organization Location: Kakamega, Kenya

RUPIA's mission it to significantly strengthen the economic base of the poor and low income entrepreneurs of Nyanza and Western Kenya through increased access to a wide range of financial services, including: loans, savings, money transfer, and investment instruments. RUPIA intends to combine cost efficient methodologies with exemplary customer services and become a self-sustaining institution.

Organization Overview

RUPIA was founded in 2005 by a group of private investors. They had a common idea that access to financial services was key to unlocking the entrepreneurial potential of rural and urban income in the Western and Nyanza province.

FSD Program Site: Kakamega            Organization Location: Kakamega, Kenya

Mwiyala aims to equip students with knowledge, skills and an attitude that enables them to realize their full potential in all spheres of life.

Organization Overview

Mwiyala Mixed Secondary School was founded in 2009 as a community school through a spirit of “Harambee” (Swahili for “pulling together”). The school’s motto is “In unity we excel.” Its primary function is supporting opportunities for the vulnerable children and orphans to attain higher levels of learning. It is a day school that began with only 45 pupils and has since grown to over 200 students of both genders. Mwiyala is based on volunteer principles of parent and student involvement and governance. Mwiyala Secondary strives to be a model school that produces well-rounded youth with qualities to fit and compete effectively in the present world. It offers education to both genders, educates students on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, provides psycho-social support to orphans and vulnerable children, encourages literacy through its library program, and promotes physical health through extracurricular activities and sports.

FSD Program Site: Mombasa            Organization Location: Mombasa, Kenya

WOFAK is an AIDS support national non-governmental organization that strives to care, support and empower women and children living with HIV/AIDS to enable them lead more wholesome lives.

Organization Overview

WOFAK was started in 1993 by a group of women many of whom had tested HIV positive. The driving force behind them was the need to counter rejection, stigma and discrimination they and many other women suffered after a positive HIV diagnosis and by extension, after the death of a spouse. The organization has seven centers in Kenya with the Nairobi office being the headquarters.

FSD Program Site: Kakamega            Organization Location: Kakamega, Kenya

Divine Providence Children’s Home cares for abandoned children and those who are in perilous circumstances. The home is run by the Benedictine Sisters of Divine Providence.

Organization Overview

The Children’s Home was founded in 1998 and is currently supporting roughly 99 children, ranging in age from one day old to late teens. The compound is self-contained: including medical facilities, a small garden, living quarters for the children and staff, and a primary school, serving children from nursery school to grade eight.

FSD Program Site: Kakamega            Organization Location: Kakamega, Kenya

Emusanda strives to empower the community to understand their health, and provides quality health services throughout the region.

Organization Overview

Emusanda is a dispensary (level II) owned by Kenya’s Ministry of Health. The facility was rehabilitated and equipped in early 2009. It currently offers a wide variety of health services and outreach programs, and is continuing to expand.

FSD Program Site: Mombasa            Organization Location: Likoni, Kenya

TWAAYF Foundation is a youth-led community organization comprised of Artistes who are dedicated to alleviating poverty, under-education and idleness among children and youths in Likoni, Kenya.

Organization Overview

TWAAYF fosters personal development and self-sufficiency and economic development among orphans and vulnerable children through basic care, education, mentorship, skill-building, recreation, volunteerism and entrepreneurship. The organization envisions a well-governed and prosperous society where all vulnerable children and youth have access to the basic social services, education and economic opportunities required for their success.

FSD Program Site: Kakamega            Organization Location: Mumias, Kenya

KOHMEC’s mission is to attain an improved public health and good environmental management system accruing from a holistic approach targeting the under-served disadvantaged marginalized communities.

Organization Overview

KOMHEC was founded as an NGO in 2009 with a vision to have a people with basic needs and sustained quality and dignified life. It was formed out of the rising needs and aspirations of the local community and the outcry following the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and increasing poverty. The group has an elaborate environmental conservation program to mitigate a changing and diverse climate as well as objectives to educate and spread awareness on health and HIV/AIDS.