Kenya: Community Projects

Samburu is located in rural Kenya. Most people in this region rely on livestock and mixed farming. The environment is very arid and often there is a deficit in household food supplies. Household sizes are large, with an average of 6-8 members.  The learning environment for students in Samburu is generally difficult due to food and economic insecurity.

In working closely with community members there has been a call for school infrastructure projects. When the government declared primary school free to attend, there was a major influx of students that most primary schools are and were not equipped to handle.  A severe shortage of desks, classrooms, and teachers have forced students to study on the ground, under trees, and drop out of school.


Classroom Construction

Water Projects

Income Generating Projects



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  • 1. “Yoga” (Hello) from Uganda « Trivani Field Notes  |  November 3, 2009 at 12:46 am

    […] through their efforts to systematically enlist and train village leaders throughout the Samburu region to initiate community self-development. We’ll tell you more about these efforts in the […]


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