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Development Pamoja Ltd
CHY 19370

Development Pamoja

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Who are we?

We are an Irish-registered charity working with disadvantaged communities in rural Kenya. We work to improve living standards and enable self-sufficiency through community-based cooperative initiatives.

Our work focuses on providing primary healthcare, improving farm practices and community support (education, inclusion programs, daily living improvements, finance schemes, emergency aid).

We collaborate closely with the community and regularly evaluate all projects to ensure that the services we provide are valuable, relevant and efficient. Our programs are constantly evolving as we build on our past successes.

100% of all money donated goes directly to fund our projects in Kenya; general donations are not used to fund salaries or administration costs.

All programs are run from our two facilities at Sarambei and Rongai (40km apart), each of which has a medical centre, demonstration farm and community event area.

* Development Pamoja Ltd - CHY 19370
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Our Programs


Our two medical centres provide local communities with a comprehensive range of services:

  • general consultancy
  • dispensary
  • mobile outreach clinics
  • lab testing
  • ultrasound
  • vaccination & screening
  • maternity & family planning
  • physiotherapy
  • occupational therapy
  • public health workshops & seminars
  • dentistry service

Most services are provided for free but we charge nominal fees for physiotherapy and medications to cover costs; fees are waived for the elderly, disabled and anyone who genuinely cannot pay.

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On our demonstration farms we introduce new farming methods that are better suited to the drought-prone climate of the area. On-farm trials showcase their benefits and we provide training & supports for local farmers who wish to utilise them.

Dairy Initiatives: zero-grazing, breed investigations, grass trials, hay/silage production & storage, bio-digester, machinery services, co-operateive milk distribution

Crop-based Initiatives: greenhouses, drip irrigation, crop diversification, seed variety trials, fruit trees, general crop care

Other Initiatives: water harvesting, bee-keeping, farm diversification, training programs

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Support of Vulnerable Groups - Children/ Disabled / Elderly: We run education programs, healthcare initiatives and social gatherings for these communities.

Community Finance: We facilitate table banking schemes and also provide micro-finance loans to selected individuals.

Daily Living Improvements : solar lights, water tanks, public water provision, menstruation products & education

Emergency Assistance: We provide financial / logistical support on a case-by-case basis for members of the community who are most in need.

Public Health Unit: This unit helps to address issues with public health education & gender-based violence.

Community Participation: We regularly facilitate and give contributions towards community events.

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Our Team

We employ 3 Program Leaders - our founders - in Kenya to implement all of our programs. This includes James Hennessy, our Program Coordinator, who reports directly to the Board of Directors in Ireland.

We also employ a large team of Program Staff in Kenya on our individual programs - both in full-time and temporary roles.

We have no paid employees in Ireland, where all work is done on a voluntary basis.

Program Leaders


James Hennessy

Founder, Program Coordinator, Board Liaison


James (from Cork, Ireland) has been living in Kenya since 2007 and oversees the implementation of all of our programs.

As well as working on the projects, he is responsible for all project finances, coordinating with project sponsors, and reporting to the Board of Directors in Ireland.


Maasai Kipruto

Founder, Program Coordinator


Maasai works primarily on the farming program; among other farming activites, he coordinates our training programs and maintains our machinery.


David Okinja

Founder, Program Coordinator


Okinja works mostly on our farming and community programs; he is particularly involved with the demonstration aspect of our farm as well as our finance schemes and support groups.

Program Staff


Lab Technician


Office Assistant


Plant Operator










Farm Manager


Clinical Officer (doctor)


Office Manager


Farming Extension Officer




Lab Technician

Living Costs in Kenya ...

€0.07 20 litres of clean water
€0.27 1 litre of milk
€1 Physiotherapy for a child with cerebral palsy
€3.50 Transport to our medical centre for a disabled person
€4 Course of treatment for Malaria (incl blood tests)
€8 Transport to the nearest hospital
€20 Solar Lamp
€25/€30 Cost of X-ray / MRI scan at nearest hospital
€35 Bee hive
€100 Yearly cost to send a child to a state primary school (books, uniform, stationary, food, etc.)
€200 Yearly cost to send a child to a state secondary school (fees, books, uniform, stationary, food, etc.)
€300 Domestic rainwater tank (5000 litres)
€300 Drip irrigation kit
€300 Dairy cow - local breed heifer

The average weekly household income in the areas we work is €20.

Our work focuses on helping people to improve their financial security (by keeping them healthy, improving their farming techniques, facilitating training & funding for small businesses, etc.) while also supporting those in immediate need (elderly, disabled, vulnerable children).


Remember: Every cent you donate goes directly to a project because general donations are not used to fund salaries or administration costs. (see more)

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Donations via bank transfer incur no fees for us, so this is our preferred method.

IBAN: IE67BOFI90270963113790


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Thank You

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported and continues to support Development Pamoja. We appreciate even the smallest donation and can assure contributors that every euro is wisely spent.

If you have any questions about the charity please contact us. We pride ourselves on our transparency so are happy to answer all queries.

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Development Pamoja Ltd

+353 86 0740717
IBAN: IE67 BOFI 9027 0963 113790

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