Kenya is the largest and most advanced economy in eastern and central Africa. However, many of its population suffer from unemployment and are grossly uneducated.
In addition to its booming economy, Kenya is one of the most youthful countries in Africa, with more than 1 in 5 people sitting between ages 15 and 35. In other words, roughly 75% of Kenyans are youths.
Due to the massive unemployment rate, thousands of Kenyans are now seeking opportunities in the NGO sector.
That said, you can not completely rule out the presence of NGOs in Kenya. Its impact is already felt across the country and in every sector of the economy—from education, agriculture, and health to the environment; non-governmental organizations are pivotal to Kenyan economic development.
However, finding a credible NGO as a donor, volunteer, or victim of environmental or humanitarian disaster can be very frustrating, especially in Kenya, where hundreds of unregistered non-governmental organizations operate with impunity.
Non-Governmental Organizations in Kenya
With over one thousand NGOs currently working in Kenya, only about a few are absolutely in compliance with the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Co-ordination Board, also known as Kenya NGO Bureau.
Here is a list of all the NGOs in Kenya consisting of local and international organizations.