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We work on the first mile: Acted’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. Acted develops and implements programmes that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. Acted’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.

Our mandate

Independent, private and non-profit, Acted respects a strict political and religious impartiality, and operates following principles of non-discrimination, transparency, according to its core values: responsibility, impact, enterprising-spirit and inspiration.

Acted is committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

Our vision

Every human being has the right to live in dignity,
We choose to act for immediate change in the lives of those in urgent need,
We create new possibilities and sustainable change together with people by investing in their potential.

Our values

The commitment of Acted and that if our teams is guided by 4 core values:

  • Responsibility: we ensure the efficient and responsible delivery of humanitarian aid with the means and the resources that have been entrusted to us.
  • Impact: we are committed to having the most sustainable impact for the communities and the people with whom we engage.
  • Enterprising-spirit: we are enterprising and engage in our work with a spirit that creates value and overcomes challenges.
  • Inspiration: we strive to inspire all those around us through our vision, values, approaches, choices, practice, actions and advocacy.

Acted in Kenya

For more than three decades, Kenya has been affected by cycles of drought, which have now considerably shortened but severely affected basic needs. Acted provides life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable populations whose access to food, clean and safe water, and livelihoods is challenged daily.

 

Through Cash Programming projects, hard-to-reach families, including those in refugee camps, have been supported to meet their basic needs. While 5.4 million individuals still face acute food insecurity, cash assistance enables beneficiaries to access cash safely and efficiently on their mobile phones to address their needs.

 

In response to severe water scarcity, Acted also works with communities through county government water departments to rehabilitate strategic water sources through support to local repair teams and solarisation. This approach helps increase access to safe water and reduce operational and maintenance costs. Communities and schools are also sensitised about good hygiene practices to minimise the risks associated with waterborne disease.

 

In the ASALs, Acted has also been actively training agro-pastoralists and providing them with production assets to practise climate-smart agriculture to improve their daily nutritional intake. By working with community groups, Acted has developed demonstration agricultural areas to restore the environment and promote the diversification of agricultural production.

Our five projects include the sectors:

  • Food and nutrition assistance
  • Provision /improving of access to safe drinking water, adequate hygiene facilities and promotion of good hygiene practices
  • Construction, rehabilitation, and equipping of social infrastructure (health centres, schools, irrigation systems, water and wastewater treatment assets, water networks, public/green spaces, roads etc.) and productive assets (mills, bakeries, etc.).

Cumulated number of beneficiaries of ongoing projects: 149,357 individuals, including 6,530 asylum seekers in Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Complexes.

Over the recent years:

  • Acted has reached a total of 341,270 individuals through cash assistance to meet food and basic needs in the ASAL counties of Kenya and Refugee Camps.
  • Acted has rehabilitated 27 boreholes in the ASAL region and ensured access to safe drinking water for a total of 208,940 individuals and their livestock.
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