Kitise Rural Development is a Community Based Organization (CBO) operating in Makueni County. The organization was started by community members in 2005 to address the problem of water scarcity. Later, its mandate expanded to cover other key sectors in development e.g. health and livelihoods. It is currently composed of over 60 self-help groups.
To be an effective organization that is accessing and utilizing resources and opportunities for the empowerment and development of the community.
To enhance the capacity of the community to organize and manage itself and develop a culture which enables members to take control of their own development and achieve self-reliance.
Areas of Intervention
- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
- Cross cutting issues (Environmental care, Gender, Lobby and Advocacy etc).
- National Government of Kenya
- Makueni County Government
- Dorcas Aid - Kenya
- Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
- Christian Aid
|1. Water and Sanitation Project||2007 – 2012||Dorcas Aid|
|2. Kitise Housing Project||2008 – 2012||Dorcas Aid|
|3. Kitise HIV&AIDS Project||2008 – 2015||Dorcas Aid|
|4. Total War Against AIDS (TOWA)||2011 - 2012||GoK/ National Aids Control Council (NACC)|
|5. Agriculture and Food Security Project||2013 – 2015||Dorcas Aid|
|6. Kitise OVC Care and Support Project||2014 - 2017||USAID/ APHIA+Kamili|
|7. Kathonzweni Integrated Community Development Program||2016 - 2018||Dorcas Aid|
KRDP has, in the course of its existence, implemented several projects through the local community in partnership with our most notable key partner, DorcasAid Kenya, and with other partners including APHIA +, AMREF and several other partner organizations and stakeholders. These include KRDP HIV/AIDS Project, KRDP Housing Project, KRDP Agricultural Food Security Project, KRDP WASH Project,