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Welcome. Karibu! 

Hands-On Development Initiatives International Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating extreme poverty in rural African communities. We do so through the empowerment of leadership and through building thriving, sustainable communities. Currently H.O.D.I. is working in Muhanda in western Kenya and Nakuru in Rift Valley, Kenya.

H.O.D.I.'s goal is to move rural communities towards holistic and sustainable wellness, through collaborative partnerships with community groups and leaders at all levels: local, national and international.

The logo symbolizes partnership which nurtures communities struggling in their social and economic development but succeeding through bringing to the situation whatever is in their capacity to give. 

The acronym H.O.D.I. symbolizes a relationship characteristic of the hospitality Kenyans are known for.

When approaching a home, one announces their arrival with the Swahili word, Hodi?!  This greeting would be met with the welcome, Karibu! meaning You are welcome, implying Come on in. 

This cultural welcome continues to be extended to us as an organization and to visiting friends.

The Latest HODI NEWS!

H.O.D.I. is the proud owner of Spruceland Legacy Home in Nakuru, a sizeable property housing 40 vulnerable children (20 boys, 20 girls). Thank you to our partner Childcare International (Canada)!  

   Update from MUHANDA 

  H.O.D.I.'s two interns will be concluding their work in the village shortly. Caitlin Aleman works as a Sustainable Livelihood Development Officer, through an AUCC/CIDA grant. Her focus is on food security through the greenhouse project. Medaline Boey is a Sponsorship Program Coordinator at the Muhanda Community and Resource Centre which has over 120 pre-school children. Both Cat and Meda are Trinity Western University graduates.