About us

Rafiki Wa Maendeleo Trust (RWMT) is a charitable organization that works in Rarieda District, a rural area of Siaya County, Kenya. It started as a community development founded by the Director Michele Ostertag and her two friends, Monica and Solomon Ochieng. Touched by the hardships faced by children and villagers, the founding friends began with health treatment and education to the villagers. During the first two years, it became increasingly clear that given the socio-economic hardships of the area, one could not focus on treatment of diseases alone.