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  • In Kenya, nearly 600 disadvantaged girls have received scholarship and mentorship thorough the Global Give Back Circle program.

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  • Educating girls can improve the health of a nation’s economy: if 10 percent more girls attended school, a country’s GDP could increase by an average of three percent.

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  • Building cleaner, more climate-resilient power sectors that serve all people requires the inclusion and participation of all stakeholders including women.

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  • USAID is empowering women and girls to exercise their rights as guaranteed by the Constitution.

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  • Education allows girls to realize their dreams.

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Stanley Kimeli stands proudly next to his improved harvest.
Smallholder Farmers Strengthen Food Security in Kenya
Elizabeth Wangui stands next to her cows in her newly built animal shelter.
Milking a Profitable Commodity in Kenya
Mutua Kaite and his wife in their maize farm, grown under irrigation thanks to USAID and UN World Food Program (WFP)-supported farmer field schools.
Kenyan Farmers Move Beyond Food Assistance Through Field Schools

About Kenya

Kenya has the largest, most diversified economy and the second largest population in East Africa. It also has a young, ambitious and well-educated workforce eager to contribute to the development of the country. These factors have helped the country become a leader in mobile-money and information-and-communication technology. As “the gateway to East Africa,” Kenya  plays a vital role as a transportation hub for much of sub-Saharan Africa. 

The friendship between the Republic of Kenya and the United States dates to the dawn of Kenyan independence. As an important developing-country partner in East Africa, Kenya is a significant recipient of U.S. foreign assistance. For more than 50 years, USAID has worked closely with the Kenyan government, the private sector, and civil society to:

  • Advance access to education;
  • Improve quality healthcare through nutrition, family planning, and maternal and child health, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and strengthening health programs;
  • Lay a foundation for long-term economic growth through trade, agriculture, and infrastructure programs; and
  • Make devolution work for the benefit of all Kenyans through democracy, governance and conflict programs.


USAID Kenya Annual Report 2016

Contact Information

Mission Contact

PO Box 629
Village Market 00621
+254 20 862 2000
+254 20 862 2680 / 2682

USAID Contact

Mark Phelan
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
, DC