International Community Program – Kenya, Lwala Nyakongo (Unassigned)


International Community Programs (ICP) - Unassigned Program

Chapters interested in starting a new International Community Program (ICP) can apply to adopt an Unassigned Program. All Unassigned Programs have been reviewed and approved by the Application Review Committee (ARC) and therefore, meet our international community partnership criteria.

Community Program Background

Country: Kenya

Region: Homa Bay County, Rachuonyo North Sub-County Region

Municipality:  Central Karachuonyo Ward

Community: Lwala Nyakongo

Community Based Organization: Awach Kibuon Integrated Health and Livelihood Services Development (AKIHLSED)

Local NGO Partner: Awach Kibuon Water Resources Users Association(WRUA)-Society

Local Government Partner (if applicable): Office of the President, State Department of Internal Security

Project Type (Community’s first priority project type): Agriculture

Community’s Challenges Description: HIGHEST PRIORITY; (1)SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY AND INCOME BASE( Food on the table and Money in the pocket):The targeted community has varied challenges ranging from poor agricultural productivity(though irrigation water is available, there is difficulty in growing enough food to support the community-no hands on training on irrigated agriculture), SECOND HIGHEST PRIORITY (2) SAFE DRINKING WATER: inaccessibility to clean safe water supply( Awach Kibuo-WRUA developed a borehole in the community some years back, but because of its salinity, it is not in use). The Bore hole source is so large that if it can be rehabilitated,desilinated, distributed and commercialiazed for sustainability, it is able to supply the whole community and beyond( about 20,000 peopole). THIRD HIGHEST PRIORITY,(3) SANITATION:poor sanitation, FORTH HIGHEST PRIORRITY, (4)RURAL ACCESS ROADS: Some of the roads are not accessible, especially during rainny seasons. SEE COMMUNITY PROGRAM APPLICATION FOR FULL RESPONSE.

Estimated project budget (labor, materials, and equipment): $75,000

*Please note that the estimated budget will likely change based on the scope and does not include travel and logistical expenses.

Number of people in the community: 3700

To Learn More about this Unassigned Program

If your chapter is interested in learning more about this program, please see the Community Partnership Application for this program.

***Please note: Chapter Leadership access is needed to view this Unassigned Program in Volunteer Village. If you do not have Chapter Leadership access, please submit a “Support Request.”


All Team Applications for Unassigned Programs will be evaluated based on the following criteria: status and quality of any existing community programs within the chapter; proposed fundraising plan; membership capacity; quality management plan; as well as the Responsible Engineer In Charge (REIC) qualifications and Mentor Team qualifications.

Please review these articles for more information regarding team qualifications:

Responsible Engineer in Charge (REIC) Qualifications

ICP Project Role Descriptions and Requirements

Mentor Team Qualifications

Chapter Eligibility: In order to start a new International Community Program, all chapters will need to be eligible to start a new program. Please review this article for more information regarding chapter eligibility.

To Apply

If your chapter is interested in applying for this program, please review these instructions to submit a Team Application in Volunteer Village. Submittal deadlines are the 1st and 15th of each month. Chapter eligibility will be reviewed before the chapter can move forward with the application review process.

***Please note: Chapter Leadership access is needed to submit a Team Application in Volunteer Village. If you do not have Chapter Leadership access, please submit a “Support Request.”


If your chapter has any questions about this Unassigned Program or for more information about how to apply to adopt this program, please contact Gretchen Smithwick,

Please do not contact the proposed NGO, community, or local government partners directly. If your team has additional questions that are not answered in the Community Program Application or Review Summary, please contact Gretchen Smithwick.