Arid Lands Development Focus (ALDEF)

About ALDEF

Over the years, ALDEF has grown in size and scope and is currently a national Non-governmental organization.

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Arid lands development focus

ALDEF

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 Kenya 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.  

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Our dream

Our Vision

Empowered communities living dignified lives

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Why we exist

Our Mission

To enhance the quality of life for communities by strengthening their capacities and creating an enabling environment for them to reach their full potential.

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what is important to us

Our Core Values

Professionalism

Observing the highest standards of professional practice in community development, relief, emergency operations, and good governance.

Respect for Diversity

ALDEF will at all times promote recognition of and respect for diversity amongst the community, partners, and other stakeholders. 

People - Centered

ALDEF will use a participatory approach in its development approaches by putting the communities it serves at the forefront in identifying and crafting solutions for their needs and challenges.

Equity

ALDEF will use a participatory approach in its development approaches by putting the communities it serves at the forefront in identifying and crafting solutions for their needs and challenges.

Volunteerism

ALDEF Board and staff are committed to helping others in a spirit of volunteerism