This page lays out combined efforts and achievements ('Where we have come from), my involvement in research and community
development activities and outlook for the way forward ('Where we are going '), and our organizations financial situation
and funding needs.
In my endeavor to bring hope to the hopeless and restoration to the oppressed, I spearheaded the founding and
establishment of the; Community Initiatives and Social Support Organization (CISSO), a Community Based Organization that
empowers the rural communities of Kenya
through capacity building programmes to ensure food security, reduction of illiteracy, gender and cultural divides.
My efforts have been recognized in several and more of the notable conferences and meetings all over
the world, in which many Awards have been conferred to me as a sign of honour and appreciation.
As an eminent development
activist who in the late 1990’s, recognized the need of having an all-inclusive, gender based organization with a capacity
to address the problems affecting the less-developed rural communities in a participatory and equitable manner. This approach
empowered the communities targeted since women forms 58% of the total population and are hardly heard in policy formulation
processes due to lack of an inclusive measures meant to empower them.
As the Director of CISSO,
I have taken a consultative approach to project development, calling stakeholder meetings for each new project, programme
or initiative being developed or being extended into new phase. This approach has brought our research and capacity building
activities closer to the end-users, as well as more in tune with the wishes of our donor community.