KEVIDO exists to enable the poor critically analyze their situations of poverty and take appropriate actions that enable conditions of irreversible development through a holistic capacity building approach
Kenya Villages Development Organisation (KEVIDO) was founded in 1996 and registered in 1999 under the NGOs Act (Reg. OP.218/051/9758/945). The organization is committed to facilitating processes and helping in developing structures, which promote human rights and democratic governance and ultimately, sustainable human development amongst poor communities in Kenya. KEVIDO works with poor rural and urban communities through their grassroots organizations to develop CAPACITIES, SKILLS and ultimately COMPETENCE for the critical analysis of local developmental issues including poverty, and subsequently, design, resource and manage integrated and sustainable development programs. The organization operates nationally. KEVIDO works mainly through organized community groups and Community Based Organisations. The organization has mobilized and provided technical support to over 33 CBOs countrywide. In total the organization has links with 7,748 community groups in Kenya. At least 220 of these are youth groups. The organization has partner CBOs and groups in 14 districts namely Kiambu, Meru Central, Maragua, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Nyamira, Kisii, Rachuonyo, Laikipia and Nairobi, Siaya, Murang‚Äôa, Thika and Nyando. KEVIDO‚Äôs strategy is to mobilize community groups and help them organize themselves into clusters that facilitate efficient use of resources and harnesses their collective strength in accessing resources and in negotiating and influencing change. KEVIDO also works with them to identifying priority areas of intervention, provide the necessary capacity building and subsequently provide ongoing technical support, monitoring and evaluation.