Kisima Trust is a Christian charity working with the disadvantaged pastoralist communities of Northern Kenya. This has been a largely marginalized region, where most people live as herders who move with their livestock in search of water and pasture. It is an arid region which experiences prolonged droughts and largely inadequate rainfall to support rain dependent agricultural activities.
Coupled with historical marginalization by successive goverments, the communities in this region continue to face increasingly difficult living conditions, ranging from famine, persistent historical tribal animosities and banditry among others.
Our aim is to empower pastoralists to enable them improve their own livelihoods and find solutions to the myriad problems facing the region in ways that are locally sustainable. Through education and training, individuals, families and communities are enabled to diversify their economic activities and thus improve their livelihoods.
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