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  • USAID is working with the Kenyan government to conserve its water towers

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  • Youth entrepreneurs in agriculture are helping fellow peers gain important business skills through mentorship.

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  • Food assistance is helping Kenyans cope with drought in the northern part of Kenya.

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  • Our water, sanitation and hygiene assistance helps prevent disease and deliver basic services to Kenyans.

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  • The Young African Leaders Initiative nurtures young Kenyans through intensive training and mentorship.

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Nalan'gu Lokoloto wearing some of the colorful traditional jewelry helping her make a living.
Beads Turn Kenyan Women Into Entrepreneurs—and Conservationists
Stanley Kimeli stands proudly next to his improved harvest.
Smallholder Farmers Strengthen Food Security in Kenya
Elizabeth Wangui stands next to her cows in her newly built animal shelter.
Milking a Profitable Commodity in Kenya

About Kenya

Kenya has the largest, most diversified economy and the second largest population in East Africa. It also has a young, ambitious and well-educated workforce eager to contribute to the development of the country. These factors have helped the country become a leader in mobile-money and information-and-communication technology. As “the gateway to East Africa,” Kenya  plays a vital role as a transportation hub for much of sub-Saharan Africa. 

The friendship between the Republic of Kenya and the United States dates to the dawn of Kenyan independence. As an important developing-country partner in East Africa, Kenya is a significant recipient of U.S. foreign assistance. For more than 50 years, USAID has worked closely with the Kenyan government, the private sector, and civil society to:

  • Advance access to education;
  • Improve quality healthcare through nutrition, family planning, and maternal and child health, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and strengthening health programs;
  • Lay a foundation for long-term economic growth through trade, agriculture, and infrastructure programs; and
  • Make devolution work for the benefit of all Kenyans through democracy, governance and conflict programs.


USAID Kenya Annual Report 2016

Last updated: March 15, 2018

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

PO Box 629
Village Market 00621
+254 20 862 2000
+254 20 862 2680 / 2682

USAID Contact

Mark Phelan
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
, DC