The core business of ALDEF is promoting good governance and advocacy, undertaking humanitarian emergency response, building resilience and strengthening institutional systems and capacities for enhanced service delivery in Kenya and in neighboring countries
Empowered communities living dignified lives
To enhance the quality of life for communities by strengthening their capacities and creating an enabling environment for them to reach their full potential.
ALDEF Kenya started 30 years ago as a small Community Based Organization (CBO) registered with the Department of Social Services. The CBO was later to change to ALDEF.
Over the years, ALDEF has grown in size and scope and is currently a national Non-governmental organization.
The guiding principle of ALDEF has been and is still a voluntary service to humanity.
This means that the Board of Directors who started ALDEF gave their time and resources for free to the vulnerable amongst the people of Northern Kenya.
The spirit of volunteerism has been inculcated in the secretariat to ensure that it stays alive forever.
The organization handles millions of shillings that go into creating a humane and sustainable environment for vulnerable communities especially the pastoralists and the urban poor.
ALDEF has also been the lead agency for WFP food distribution in Wajir County for more than a decade.
Transparency and accountability in the management of donor funds are the backbones of our financial resource mobilization.
With more than thirty (30) years’ experience in community works in ASAL counties, ALDEF has gained the requisite experience in addressing the unique issues affecting rural and urban communities including pastoralists and urban poor.