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About us

Kenyan Community Support Initiative (KCSI) is a non-profit organisation based in Kisii, Kenya,

KCSI is studying ways to improve life for the poorest people, and at the same time helping to conserve the environment, by taking away the necessity to chop down trees, by conserving water and by using waste to make fertiliser to improve soil, thereby giving better crops.

We believe that, wherever possible, it is better to give people a way to earn an income, or grow sufficient crops, so that they can support themselves and their families with dignity, rather than constant hand-outs.

We research and develop simple-to-use, low-technology ways to improve life in rural areas and we have three umbrella headings covering our projects:

  1. River Cottage, Kenya, where we look at agriculture and food distribution
  2. Scrapheap Challenge, where we design, build, test and improve technology.
  3. Twiga Children's Centre, a drop-in centre where orphans and vulnerable children can play and where their welfare can be monitored.

Then we show people how to use them, make them and maintain them.

We have expertise in mechanical engineering, electrics, solar energy.

KCSI believes that:

Everyone has the right to earn a reasonable income.

All children, regardless of race, colour, ethnicity or creed have the right to good health, food, an education and a proper home.

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