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Positively transforming the livelihoods of rural communities

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Our Story

Sustainable Rural Initiatives (SRI) was established in 2013, as a visionary non-governmental organization driven by the goal to positively transform the livelihoods of rural communities.

Since then SRI has focused its activities in Okana community and the wider Nyando region of Kisumu County of Western Kenya. SRI works with community stakeholders especially youths, women and children to develop capacities and potentials into life changing possibilities.

Our Theory of Change

We have adopted an integrated approach to community transformation and development focusing on five program areas that together are crucial for community development. These include:

Agriculture & Environment

Sustainable practices are central to our work.

Skills Development

Most rural youths and women lack employable skills.

Community Health

Okana Community faces several health challenges.

Youth in Action

Sustainable societies that invest in young people and children.

Education Support

Education as the most important tool for transforming societies.

Through these focus areas, we are thus committed to creating a brighter future and meaningful change for underserved rural societies. We leverage our collective talents, resources, knowledge, capacities and networks to encourage societal transformations. We thus implement activities by inbuilding local and sustainable innovations that also promote conservation, use of local materials and sustainability.

We work in collaboration with local community organizations, and with local and international partners with a focus on use of appropriate knowledge exchanges, innovations and partnerships to transform rural societies.

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.

Motto: Together for better!

Core Values: Inclusivity; Innovation; Transparency and Accountability; Partnerships; and Teamwork.

Latest News

SRI 10th Anniversary | 20th Dec. 2023

SRI Braces to celebrate 10th Anniversary on 20th December 2023

SRI 2023 Annual Tournament

Welcome to SRI 2023 Annual Tournament

Nyakakana FC Lifts SRI 2022 Tournament

The curtains came down on the 2022 SRI Annual Football Tournament on 18th December 2022, same day as the finals of the World Cup. Nyakakana Football Club emerged the winners of the tournament winning the trophy and a cash award of Ksh. 12,000. This was after a...

Celebrating the Newest Doctor from Okana Community

On Friday 23 rd December 2022, the Okana Community celebrated the graduation of Caroline Akinyi Onyango. Caroline graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Kabarak University, Kenya. She is one of the pioneering graduates in Medicine in the...

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Sustainable Rural Initiatives,
P.O Box 266 - 40100 Ahero, Kenya
Phone: +254721917461
Email: sec@srikenya.org