Heifer Kenya

Live in rural areas

Of Land is used for agriculture

Live below poverty


Approximately 75 percent of Kenya’s population live in rural areas. The World Bank reports that 61 percent of its total population rely on agriculture for their livelihoods and 48 percent of its land area is used for agricultural purposes. Kenya ranks 147 out of 187 countries according to the United Nation’s Human Development Index (2014). About 43 percent of its 44.35 million people live below the poverty line, or $1.25 a day, and 16 percent of its children under 5 are malnourished.

1,875 Families
Were Assisted in FY2014

Livestock Placed In FY2014

Our Work In Kenya

The marginalized members of communities where we work are the recipients of original livestock placements and training, and will pass on the gift to others in their community. Once families have the necessary skills in livestock case and improved production, we will provide the support necessary to enter the marketplace and negotiate better prices. 

Kenya participates in the East Africa Dairy Development II (EADD II) project, made possible through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, enabling smallholder farmers to participate in East Africa's growing dairy industry.

Austin Odhiambo (12), Daulphin Akoth (8) and Pauline Atieno (5) working on their school assignments
Austin Odhiambo (12), Daulphin Akoth (8) and Pauline Atieno (5) working on their school assignments  
  • Women’s Empowerment

    Leadership training

  • Increased Income

    High-quality livestock, Crop diversification Enterprise and value chain development Post-harvest processing

  • Social Capital

    Passing on the Gift®, 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development

  • Nutrition

    Vegetable gardening

  • Environment

    Natural resource management, Agroecology

Programs and Projects


    Providing Analytical Services for informed Farming in Kenya
  • Western Kenya:

    Wealth Creation Project in Western Kenya

    Eastern Kenya Integrated Livestock Umbrella Project
  • PILP:

    Pastoralist Integrateed Livestock Project
  • EADD II:

    East Africa Dairy Development II

    India Kenya Dairy Innovation Bridge Project

Project Partners


  • Send a cow
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Local implementing partners

  • International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)
  • Participatory Education Awareness Resource Innovations (PEAR)
  • Local Kenyan Ministries


Heifer International Kenya

Kenya Kabarnet Road, Off Ngong Road Nairobi, Kenya

T: 254.20.3871692

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