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Population
43 000 000
Capital city
Nairobi
GDP per capita
US$1 729
HDI ranking
143 out of 187
Life expectancy
57 years

In Kenya, we work through volunteers who are placed with strategic partners in 20 counties. We work in areas of secure livelihoods, inclusive education and active citizenship.

The counties we work in have been prioritised because they fit the following criteria: arid and semi-arid, rural and informal urban and peri-urban community context, high poverty indices, are less economically productive and the vulnerable groups are excluded from access to the mainstream economy and opportunities for wealth creation.

In a majority of the counties many do not participate in decisions that affect them so our programmes ensure that the people we work with become responsible citizens and participate on issues that directly affect them at county level.

We also work within the wider East African regional and pan-African levels, to support VSO regional programmes targeting women, youth and persons with disability.

Contact us

Get in touch with VSO Kenya at:
VSO Jitolee, Timau Plaza 5th Floor, Argwings Kodhek Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Find out about volunteering

By volunteering in another country with VSO you get to put your skills, energy and personal qualities to work helping people break out of poverty. Interested in volunteering?