Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust


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Our mission is to empower communities and build their capacities to create positive change for children and youth within their community.

What We Do

In Rarieda District, more than 70% of the community lives in poverty , HIV infection rates are thrice the national average and 35% of children are orphans . Since 2003, RWMT has been helping its communities to develop the skills needed to overcome this daunting set of challenges. RWMT's work focuses on four core program areas:

- Education & Training: ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’ (Nelson Mandela). Young people should be filled with hope, where they can look to a future where their talents are developed and they can live fulfilling lives. RWMT is a mentor, developing and nurturing the talents of children and youth through education and skills training.

- Health: A large proportion of rural communities in Kenya continue to carry one of the highest preventable burdens of ill health in the world. Much of this burden can be avoided with existing knowledge and resources. RWMT works with these rural communities and the Ministry of Health to empower families to realise their responsibilities to achieve their own good health, as well as their rights for accessible and quality care for their children and themselves.

- Economic Empowerment: Poverty has not just an economic burden; it has an attitude of the mind. RWMT’s role is to challenge the community to look at the wealth of local resources, rather than the lack of, to help communities develop the awareness of all that is within their reach.

- Advocacy & Rights: Every child should feel safe and protected, free to grow up to become all that he or she can be. RWMT’s work is to strengthen families’ and communities’ capacity in partnership with local government, to create an environment where children are protected and their best interests are embedded as a regular part of community life.


Michele O
Michele O.

Founding Trustee