Our Community


‘Community led change is powerful and sustainable’

Founded by a native of this community in Kenya, Rafiki invests in catalyzing and unleashing the capacity within communities. Community members are engaged in every step of design, implementation, and evaluation of our work.


Our Community- Led Approach

Leadership – 100% of Rafiki staff are Kenyan and 60% from our served community population. We have Kenyan representation in our global board, Kenyan advisory board, and local community committees.


Strategy – Each program convenes local stakeholder committees to identify needs, review performance records, assess impact and gaps and plan for the future.



Implementation – we form community committees to lead design, implementation and evaluation of interventions. These committees represent all sectors of the community to ensure high participation and wide representation.