AAH Kenya is addressing development challenges in partnership with marginalised Kenyan communities mainly living in low income urban and rural settings including Arid and Semi-arid Areas (ASALs). It has been working since 2005 in Narok County under the flagship ‘Improving the Standard of Living of Pastoralist Communities in Mara Division’ programme covering water, education and health sectors in the 14 sub-locations of Mara Division.The programme has effectively utilised a strong community-based approach, working with local community development committees and the Mara Division Development Programme (MDDP).
In 2012, the programme launched an expanded mandate covering more interventions and other regions in Kenya. Most recently, AAH Kenya the programme has expanded to incorporate the Mara Enterprise Development project that is a two-year project that aims to support development of an ‘entrepreneurial mind-set’ in community members and is primarily working with livestock keepers, women traders and the youth to improve their economic well-being. The programme is also implementing a livelihoods project in agriculture working with refugees in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Turkana County funded by UNHCR.