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.
CARE commenced its humanitarian programme in Kenya in 1968. Since then we have built a substantial development and humanitarian programme, targeting around 2 million people in Kenya per year.
We currently carry out major programmes in refugee assistance, health, water and sanitation, financial inclusion, adaptation to climate change, disaster risk reduction, agricultural value chains and humanitarian/emergency response with an average annual budget of approximately US$ 35 million. CARE is a lead partner of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP), for water & hygiene, food distribution, and formal education in the refugee camps in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border. As of 30th November 2014, the refugee population in Dadaab was 357,345 refugees.
Our main office is in Nairobi, and our main focus areas are western Kenya, Nairobi informal settlements and northern Kenya arid and semi arid lands. We also have projects in central and rift valley counties around financial inclusion and agricultural value chains. We currently work directly in 21 Kenyan counties through our programming, powered by the talents of 450 staff nation-wide.