Sustainable Rural Initiatives (SRI) is a visionary non-governmental organization driven by the goal to positively transform the livelihoods of rural communities. SRI works with stakeholders in Okana community to develop capacities that enables them take their future in their hands, utilize the opportunities amongst them and realize their full potential.

Our VISION is a sustainable world with new possibilities and opportunities arising from local initiatives, potential, partnerships, and knowledge application.
Our MISSION is to transform rural communities to enable them have better livelihoods and solve their chronic and pressing challenges.

Our Impact

Students Sponsored

Women Trained in Tailoring

Youths Trained in Carpentry

Trees Planted

“When I got pregnant, I knew I would never be able to go back to school. After I gave birth to my firstborn Thomas, SRI offered to take me back to school and ensure I completed my education. Now I study hard to become a doctor so that I can help my community just like SRI helped me.”
Celestine Aoko

Student - St. Mary's High School


Latest News

Gender Sector Working Group Meeting

Men and women are affected differently by political violence In the case of women – and although we recognise that women do not form a homogeneous group and that their experience may differ depending on various factors including their class, ethnicity and perceived or real political affiliation –...

Workplan to Support Fight Against Teen Pregnancies

Plan International reports states that 25% of teenagers in Kisumu County reported to have had sex before the age of 15 years and 80% of teenage pregnancies occur in primary school. Moreover, 42% of teenage girls have been forced to drop out of school due to unintended pregnancy. Teenage pregnancy...

Addressing Population Issues in Kisumu County

Through joint interventions with state and non - state actors, SRI was part of partners who held a Multisectorial Programme Coordination Meeting, working towards addressing population issues in Kisumu County.This meeting was convened by National Council for Population and Development

Youth Excel Kenya Data Summit

Six workshops and four rounds of data driven research later. The Kenyan ICON is soon marking the end of first research implementation program with a Data Summit.This will see ICON participants - PU_35 get to share their research findings and collaborate with other youth and decision-makers to...

Vijana na Kilimo

In our quest to support agricultural value chain addition among the young farmers, SRI joined Brighter Mondays and GIZ in launching a youth program called "VIJANA NA KILIMO. This was launched at Kisumu National Polytechnic with clear focus to breaking the agricultural barriers that face youth...

SRI Joins Partners to Celebrate IWD 2022

SRI Kenya joined other partners in Kisumu at the International women's day Celebration which was held Tuesday 8th March at Kisumu Social Hall. The Theme, "breaking the bias" within the land and property rights for women. This relevant to the strides SRI is making to ensure women are represented in...

SRI & FabLab launch SheBuilds

SRI joined Fablab winam hub in launching an up-skilling project dubbed She Builds aimed at empowering young women with technical skills. Crowning the launch were Dorothy Nyong'o - Kisumu First lady and Bovince Ochieng - Director for Trade and enterprise.

MeTA Kenya Alliance Review & Planning Meeting

SRI in the spirit of collaboration and partnerships is part of MeTA Kenya Alliance, that met today to a progress Reviewing and Planning meeting held at City Hotel, Milimani, Kisumu.The meeting focused on:- Progress updates from sub-county teams on activities (September 2021-January 2022);-...

Public Participation at Kobura Ward

In the move to support accountability, SRI joined members of Kobura ward in a public participation to review Kisumu County Fiscal Strategy Paper (CFSP) of financial year 2021/2022, plus the strategies captured for the financial year 2022/2023.

Impacting Comprehensive SRH Knowledge to the Adolescent Girls In Rural Schools of Nyando Sub-County, Kisumu County

High-quality menstrual hygiene management (MHM) still remains a challenge for low-income women and girls. Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) still faces a lot of difficulties due to a lack of realignment between diverse stakeholders and sector siloes on menstrual health.  Girls’ ability to...

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