Rafiki Programs

Through strategic programming, Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust empowers communities to create positive change within Rarieda sub-County, one of Kenya’s poorest constituencies. Rafiki’s four program focuses are Health, Advocacy and Rights, Education and Training, and Economic Empowerment.


    Rarieda Training & Resource Centre








    In a bid to increase opportunities for the community’s youth to participate in training programs that build life skills, improve livelihood and promote environmental conservation, Rafiki Wa Maendeleo Trust has engineered and developed the Rarieda Training and Resource Centre which has been operational since January 2012.
    About Us

    Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust (RWMT) is a charitable organization that works to empower communities to create positive change in Rarieda sub-County, a rural area of Siaya County in the Western part of Kenya along the banks of Lake Victoria. Siaya County belongs to Kenya's 5 most rural counties in the country with nearly 60% of the population living below the poverty line.  Rafiki is located in Rarieda's Central Uyoma Location amid 35 villages which are home to nearly 15,000 people. Only 18% of the population have a high school diploma.