CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Community Development

Good Governance

The governance scenario in Kenya is fraught with management and leadership problems. These arise partly from the systematic exclusion of citizens from effectively articulating their intrinsic interests and concerns within the existing structure of local governance; coupled with a lack of knowledge and awareness on the part of citizens as to what devolution and fiscal decentralization entails.

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Emergency Relief

When support is lacking and all development solutions have failed emergency relief is the last hope. Our emergency response is based on the needs of the affected population and our capacity to respond. CIVS approaches its emergency response programming through a framework of activities to save lives and support livelihoods, knowing that these measures are only the first step followed by many others to sustainably support a community to stand on its own feet and build resilience against the cause of the intervention.

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Feeding Program

HIV/AIDS related deaths continue to rise and the impact on Kenyan communities is becoming increasingly severe. The problem is especially acute among the young.  In Nyanza region alone it is estimated that there are more than 650,000 orphans and vulnerable children, the largest of number of any region of Kenya.

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Water and Sanitation

Water is life. But a reliable, clean source of water is still a far fetched dream for many Kenyans. Nearly half of the Kenyan population lacks access to a source of safe water and nearly 2/3 cannot access adequate sanitation facilities as the country still faces huge challenges in water provision for domestic and agricultural use with erratic weather patterns causing droughts and water shortages. Kenya also has a limited renewable water supply and is classified as a water scarce country.

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Food Security

Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy and central to the Government of Kenya’s development strategy. Kenya’s agriculture sector employs more than 75% of the countries workforce and accounts both directly and indirectly for approximately 51% of Kenya’s gross domestic product.

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