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


Does Grassroots Trust have offices other than in Kisumu County?

Is housing the only right that Grassroots Trust advocates for?

No, Grassroots Trust advocates for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCRs).

When was Grassroots Trust established?

Grassroots Trust was established in 2010 as a result of a survey conducted in 2009 questioning reasons for high poverty levels amongst communities within Kisumu despite abundant availability of natural resources.

Does Grassroots Trust for Community Organizations build houses?

No, Grassroots Trust for Community Organizations does not build houses but has worked tirelessly in the advocacy for effective implementation of the right to adequate and affordable housing for all. How has Grassroots Trust done this? Through lobbying for structures and frameworks that create fertile grounds for adequate and affordable housing. Not only did Grassroots Trust contribute to the Kisumu Housing Policy from its inception to the validation stage but has gone on to ensure that community input is incorporated into National and County matters of housing for example the Housing Fund Regulations. Grassroots Trust has also lobbied for the increase in budgets for housing within National and County budgets. In addition, Grassroots Trust has consistently recommended and advocated for an independent housing fund accessible to the poor and the vulnerable.

What is Grassroots Trust for Community Organizations?

Grassroots Trust for Community Organizations in Kenya (GRATCO-K) is a non-profit organization with the aim of facilitating communities through community organizing in initiating solutions for empowerment and sustainable development. It works with the urban and rural poor through their respective organizations with its mandate premised on the belief that community organizing facilitates the building of a critical mass-based people’s 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. GRATCO-K supports citizens and governance institutions in effecting legal awareness in public and business affairs through legal and policy frameworks, skills, advocacy, knowledge and information. In fulfilling its goals, GRATCO-K employs citizen engagement as a key approach in educating citizens on their obligations and encourages active participation in decision making, planning, governance processes and resource management.