• Building Autonomy Within Communities
  • Kisumu-Kakamega Highway, Kisumu Kenya
  • info@grassrootskenya.com
  • Call us on(+254)741 404 761

Welcome to Grassroots Trust

A baseline survey conducted in September 2009 seeking answers to highest incidences of poverty in Kisumu gave birth to formation of Grassroots Trust which is a non-profit making organization working with the urban and rural poor.

Affordable housing

Adequate and affordable housing

This right to adequate and affordable housing is often violated with impunity and rarely treated as a human right and instead as a private business (Commoditized).

Community Outreach

Organizing for change

Grassroots Trust is involved in organizing for change. It is dedicated to the empowerment and transformation of the grassroots poor through community organization and training

Access to information

Technology Resource Centers

Residents of informal settlements especially women, have less access to ICT and vital information and are thus underrepresented in decision making platforms.

About Grassroots Trust

We are a CBO/ Non-Profit/ organization(GRATCO-K). Our humanity activities take place around within the region
working with the urban and rural poor., Lets contribute together to assure a better life for the helpless.

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Why Us

Grassroots Trust believes strongly that community organizing facilitates the building of a critical, informed mass-based peoples organizations with structures for good governance that become vehicles for actions, empowerment, articulation of issues, engagement and participation in building and management of an equitable, just, inclusive and peaceful society.

Our Mission

To facilitate communities through community organizing in coming up with solutions for empowerment and sustainable development. Some of our mandates are:

    • Influencing urban planning
    • Resource allocation
    • access to adequate and affordable housing
    • Food security
More About Us
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We are hosting the Kisumu Affordable Housing Festival in Nov-Dec 2023

Meet The Team

Lawrence Apiyo

GRATCO(K) Co-ordinator

Catherine Adhiambo

Finance Officer

George Ngeta

Head of Community Outreach

Doreen Ouma

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Some statistics of our community work and outreach showing
our impact so far.


Supporting Org




Events Conducted


Total Volunteers

Upcoming events

Our community organizing activities are take place around the region but the organization's focus is mainly in Kisumu County and its environs, Join us to make them have a better life
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Kisumu Affordable Housing Festival 2023 – Symposium

University Of Nairobi Kisumu Campus
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Kisumu Affordable Housing Festival 2023 – EXHIBITIONS

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Sports Ground
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Kisumu Affordable Housing Festival 2023

  • 29th Nov to 2nd Dec from 8:00AM
  • University of Nairobi, Kisumu Campus. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Sports Ground. Sunset Hotel Kisumu.
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Our Sponsors & Partners

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