What We Do

Two thirds of the land in Kenya is arid or semi-arid and droughts are increasing in frequency and severity, putting millions at risk. Areas of the country have also been affected by serious floods and livestock disease outbreaks in recent years. As the vast majority of the population earn their living from agriculture, these pressures are threatening already fragile livelihoods and most Kenyans live below the poverty level.

VetAid provides:

  • animal health training
  • vaccinations
  • replacement of livestock animals
  • programmes to reduce poverty and increase food security
  • training for networks of local community animal health workers
  • projects to make farming more efficient and profitable
  • assistance to┬ádevelop small business initiatives
  • support to establish collective marketing associations to increase negotiating power for producers
  • improved drought-preparedness and response activities in the area where we work
  • appropriate emergency aid to vulnerable livestock-keeping communities when droughts occur
  • basic animal health care to Maasai communities who depend on their animals for their livelihoods