About ROA

Rural Outreach Africa was registered as Rural Outreach Program (ROP) in 1992 as a non-profit organization. Its main objective was to undertake development activities aimed at improving the livelihoods of the rural poor in Kenya, of whom over 55 per cent live below the poverty line. For the past 13 years, ROP, a grassroots based development organization, has initiated extensive socio-economic activities aimed at poverty reduction. The activities of the organization have since expanded to include fostering literacy, physical and mental health. It also provides a holistic socio-economic experience that empowers people to fend for themselves.

Mission Statement
The program exists to build on local strengths and mobilizes resources to empower rural communities for the realization of good health, improved family income, environmental protection, and enhanced literacy levels in an equitable, just, sustainable and gender sensitive manner.

Rural Outreach Africa strives to create a healthy rural community able to live and enjoy an active dignified life, and to access and utilize both internal and external resources to the full, and willing to contribute fully to the development of families, communities, and the nation while upholding respect for others.


  • Dr. Mohamed Sessay (Chairperson)
  • Hon. Prof. Ruth Khasaya Oniang'o (Board Secretary)
  • Dr. George Mazuri (Member)
  • Prof. Joyce Kikafunda (Member)
  • Ms Eda Mwangola (Member)
  • Naikuni and Ngaah Advocates (Legal Advisers)


  • Dr. Huub Lelieveld
  • Prof. Paul Thompson
  • Ms Julie Ndirangu


Income (2008-2014) - KES

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Expenditure (2008-2014) - KES

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  • Janet Kennedy
    commented 2017-07-11 22:48:38 +0300
    And it would be good if i gave you my email address! It’s jankennedy@me.com. Asante sana, Jan Kennedy
  • Janet Kennedy
    commented 2017-07-10 03:40:04 +0300
    Greetings – I have been trying to reach Ruth Oniang’o for a while now. I had her email address when we lived in Nairobi but have lost it. If it’s better just to give her mine instead of giving me hers, would you please tell her that it is Janet Kennedy, at jankennedy@me.com. Many thanks and God’s best to you all. Jan (and John) Kennedy
  • denis muli
    commented 2016-05-31 16:07:31 +0300
    am Persuing agricultural extension, am inquiring if you offer internships,from kenya

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