World Renew has been working in Kenya since 1972.


World Renew has been working in Kenya since 1972.

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Kenya faces enormous challenges. While absolute poverty declined to 46.1% in 2006, it is still higher than in Tanzania and Uganda. Climate change and population growth has also increased Kenya’s vulnerability to drought with the country experiencing frequent emergencies.

Food Security

Economic Opportunity

Community Health

Peace and Justice

Disaster Response


With the ongoing lifting of sanctions and children once again back in school, Kenya is seeing COVID-19 cases on the rise. Staff request prayers for their families and programming as the desperately needed work of World Renew continues.

Currently, World Renew is in the second year of implementing a 4-year maternal and child health project in Kenya. The current challenges faced by the project beneficiaries due to the COVID-19 pandemic include reduced freedom of movement and income. Pregnant and nursing women have difficulties in accessing health care services, specifically antenatal care and postnatal care. Children have also defaulted on their immunization schedules, putting them in danger of a weakened immune system.

In response, World Renew’s team in Kenya continues partnering with our International Disaster Response team and Growing Hope Globally to build on the current project and prevent human-to-human transmission of COVID-19 by communicating critical risks, countering misinformation, reducing infections among close contacts and health care workers, preventing transmission amplification events and educating communities regarding physical distancing. The World Renew model has been adopted by other local partners as the example of safe and effective community support during COVID-19.

World Renew is also coming alongside these farmers by enhancing our extension services, helping farmers access small animals, vegetable gardens and markets during the COVID pandemic. The small animals and vegetable gardens will help supplement income and provide improved nutrition for families during this time.

Despite the inspiring progress made to our programming in Kenya, the needs we are seeing continue to grow more and more pronounced, particularly in regards to establishing Village Savings and Loan Associations. Your gifts to Kenya will go straight towards allowing World Renew to continue and, hopefully, scale up our programming. We can’t meet these needs without you.

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Partners In Kenya

An affiliate organization of the three dioceses of Nakuru, Kericho and Nyahururu of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK). It is the development arm of the three dioceses. Anglican Development Services Central Rift exists to improve the livelihoods of marginalized communities in the Central Rift Region of Kenya through integrated development  programs and relief. Its strategic themes include Livelihoods Development, Health and Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction  with cross cutting themes in Gender, Governance, Advocacy and Church Development Capacity Building.

The development arm of four ACK Dioceses in Mount Kenya Region in Central Kenya: Diocese of Mt. Kenya South, Thika, Mt. Kenya Central and Mt. Kenya West.  The Dioceses agreed to run their community development program jointly as regionalized by the Anglican Church of Kenya. ADS Mt. Kenya envisions a dynamic, empowered and united community sustaining its development and living dignified lives. Furthermore, ADS Mt. Kenya has identified three key strategic areas: Youth Empowerment, Food Security and Health and HIV/AIDS and Gender, environment, business development services and advocacy as cross cutting themes. WR Kenya is currently implementing a CFGB funded longer term Conservation Agriculture Program in Muranga County.

The development arm of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) in Mount Kenya East Region and was created in 1975. It was registered as a company limited by guarantees in 1982 and covers 6 Dioceses and operates through 9 strategically placed regional offices in 6 counties including Kirinyaga, Embu, Tharaka, Meru, Isiolo and Marabit counties. ADS- Mt. Kenya East’s programmatic themes include Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Livelihoods, Capacity Building and Community Livelihoods, Social Development, Integrated Health and Station Enterprises as a sustainability strategy. Their vision is “a society that enjoys wholesome and dignified living” and their mission is “to empower the poor, marginalized and the less endowed within Mt. Kenya East Region to realize their potential in a holistic and sustainable way”. Their core values include God first, transparency, accountability, respect, stewardship, empowerment and team spirit. WR Kenya is currently implementing a FRB funded longer term Conservation Agriculture and VSLA program with them in Meru County.

The development arm of A.C.K Dioceses Mombasa and Taita Taveta.  It was formed after sub- division of Diocese Mombasa and Taita Taveta, on 1st July, 1993. The two Dioceses agreed to run their community development program jointly as regionalized by the Anglican Church of Kenya. Pwani CCS envisions empowered and resilient people within Coast Region living transformed live.Their strategic themes are food security, health resiliency and education. WR Kenya is currently implementing a longer term FRB funded food security program and VSLA as well.