CARE International in Kenya (CIK) is a development and humanitarian organization with a goal to reduce poverty at the household level, and to provide relief in emergencies.
CIK has been operational in Kenya since 1968. We currently carry out major initiatives in Refugee and Emergency Operations, Health, Livelihoods, Water and Sanitation and in HIV/AIDS. We are one of the lead agencies under the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)and the World Food Programme (WFP), for water and hygiene, food distribution and basic education in Dagahaley camp, one of three such camps in Dadaab, along the Kenya-Somalia border.
CARE also carries out significant activities in livelihoods (group savings and loans, water and sanitation), civil society organizational strengthening, and environmental services. Our main office is in Nairobi, and our priority regions are Nyanza Province (with a sub-office in Kisumu and projects in Siaya, Kisii and Nyamira), Kibera in Nairobi, North Eastern Province(sub-offices in Garissa, Dadaab and Takaba) and Marsabit and Embu in Eastern Province.
The CARE Kenya Country Office has been operational since 1968 when it signed its first Basic Country Agreement with the Kenya Government. As one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the country, CARE has provided over $200 million in aid and development assistance to Kenyans.