Support RIDEP Kenya's sustainable development efforts.

About us

Rural Initiatives Development Programme (RIDEP) was registered in 2003 under the Kenyan law as a Community Based Organization (CBO). IT has its office at Marimanti, Tharaka. It has its operations in Tharaka Sub-counties of Tharaka North and Tharaka South. It works with smallholder farmers and pastoralists to help them improve their livelihood security.

RIDEP envisions resilient communities living in a healthy environment and sustainably using local resources for their improved quality of whole life. Its mission is to facilitate local communities to build their resilience against the impacts of climate change through promoting agro-ecology and local enterprise development.

What we Do


Food and Nutritional Security

Environmental Conservation

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Our Projects

The Enhancing Communities’ Resilience for Livelihoods Improvement (ECORELI) programme is a development initiative aimed at improving the resilience of communities in vulnerable areas. The program seeks to address the challenges faced by vulnerable communities in accessing basic needs and services such as food, water, shelter, and health services.

The main goal of this project is to promote tree planting on farmers’ farms, riverbanks, schools, and public land, especially agroforestry trees, promoting reforestation and building the capacity of the communities involved directly and who play a bigger role in establishing the tree nurseries to raise seedlings that will be given out to schools and other neighboring groups.

The project focuses on landscape restoration by reducing water runoff. RIDEP is mobilizing target communities, holding capacity-building sessions on the importance of water catchments, and supporting the establishment of water catchments.

RIDEP in partnership with ABN envisions Vibrant and resilient African communities; by building ecosystem resilience and food security in Africa. The specific goal of this project is to contribute to improved life on land through the conservation of bio-cultural diversity, and restoration of terrestrial and marine ecosystems In Tharaka and the entire Africa.

Vision 2030 aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrialized middle-income country, providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by the year 2030. Under its economic and social pillars, Vision 2030 further emphasizes the enhancement of productivity of crops and livestock, incomes, and food security and nutrition.

Project aims to promote ecological organic agriculture and share a strong brief that practicing agroecology and eco-friendly agriculture is one of the best ways to increase the resilience of smallholder farmers and pastoralists again the negative impact of the climate change crisis. They also believe that farmers must earn from their hard work, put money in their pockets and keep on improving their livelihood security.

Impact made

Water Tanks
Treee Planted
Women Trained
Goats Distributed

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