Community Initiatives for Rural Development (CIFORD Kenya) is a community based organization working in Meru North District of Eastern Province, Kenya. The organization was formed in July 2002 and registered with the Ministry of Sports, Gender and Social Services. The community-based organization was formed to tackle socio-economic problems facing the residents of Meru North District and more so the issues affecting women and children. The organizations main focus is in areas of community capacity building, sustainable agriculture, and community health with emphasis on formation of new, safe, empowering coming-of-age rituals which place strong emphasis on girls staying in school rather than early marriage.
we encourage the farmers to use the locally available resources for food production. These skills trained are economically viable, environmentally friendly, and culturally acceptable and socially just for sustainable development.
Community capacity building
This is aimed at enabling the community realize their full potential and be able to voice and deal with issues which are anti- developmental in the society.
The community health is aimed at training the women and their families the basic hygiene and nutrition, Sexual reproductive health and rights for youth in school and out of school
Areas We work
CIFORD Kenya operates in Meru North District, Eastern Province, Kenya, and has expanded to include Meru, Tharaka Nithi, and Isiolo counties. Our focus areas include community capacity building, sustainable agriculture, and community health. We advocate for girls’ education and introduce empowering coming-of-age rituals. By extending our reach, we aim to address shared socio-economic challenges and create lasting change in these regions.