A significant proportion of Kenya’s population lacks access to basic services such as education, health, electricity and safe drinking water
Climate change continues to seriously impact the poor in rural areas, with Kenya regularly experiencing devastating droughts. The 2019 drought came less than 18 months from the previous one and was followed by heavy flooding. People living in affected areas have no time to recover from one emergency to the next. One outcome of this is increased migration towards urban centres. 2019 census data indicates that 60% of Nairobi's 4.3 million people live in slums. The provision of basic services such as health, education and sanitation is failing. Politically, devolution of power has been extended to county level, however implementation still faces key challenges. We are committed to addressing the root causes of poverty in urban and rural programme areas by strengthening the capacity of public service providers to meet basic needs and by enhancing the income and well-being of the extremely poor.