GRADIF-Kenya is a Public Community Development Foundation founded in the year 2007 to support the improvement of life of disadvantaged and marginalized community groups in selected poverty stricken and resource scarce areas in Kenya focusing more on rural areas and urban slums. To promote effectiveness, wide reach and sustainability of projects/programs, GRADIF-K works with organized, legally registered community groups, structures and institutions of learning in the implementation of age-appropriate, rights based, gender sensitive, cultural responsive and environmentally friendly community based poverty reduction programs. All of the GRADIF-K programs are geared towards contributing towards the Kenya’s Vision 2030 goals, realization of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)-Now the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Education for All (EFA), in contribution to the realization of the wellbeing of the targeted community groups in Kenya. The key broad areas of our work include; Citizens Participation and Governance, Economic Livelihoods, Social Protection and Organizational Capacity Development. GRADIF-K has gained wide experience in the implementation of outlined projects in the past 7 years in various counties in Kenya with commendable results. Over time, GRADIF-K has developed healthy and cordial working relationships with the relevant National Government of Kenya and various Counties’ ministries, Community Based Development groups including, CBOs, FBOs, Youth groups, different development partners including international development agencies and nongovernmental organizations, learning& Research institutions and the corporate sector.
Location of our offices:
The organization has a resource mobilization and projects coordination office in Nairobi located at the Deep Blue Plaza, Kahawa Wendani opposite Kahawa Barracks and a few metres drive to Kenyatta University on Thika Super-Highway. Most activities of GRADIF-K are concentrated in the Eastern, Central, Rift valley regions in Kenya. Our field offices are located at Chuka town serving Tharaka Nithi, Meru and Embu Counties respectively, Mweiga Market serving Nyeri, Laikipia and Isiolo Counties. GRADIF-K has established strong and cordial working relationships with various Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Self Help groups, Research & Learning institutions; Faith based organizations and Farmers groups & networks in each targeted county to cut down the expenses of running many offices.