| 'Ahadi' is the Swahili word for 'promise'. |
Ahadi Kenya Trust is a Non Governmental Organization started in 2007 and whose
major activity is to eradicate jiggers.
We work in partnership with the Ministry
of Public Health, Ministry of Provincial
Administration, Corporate bodies, NGO’s,
Media and the Community.
A promise for a better, healthier life.
To create a better life for people, a promise
to bridge the poverty gap by empowering
To halt and reverse the spread of jiggers (Tunga penetrans)
Kenya - 43 centres
Tanzania - 2 centres
Uganda - 1 centres
• Created awareness
• Creating jigger infestation awareness in
Kenya,Uganda and Tanzania
• Registering over 2.68 million jigger
• Opening 43 jigger help centers in Kenya, 1
in Uganda and 2 in Tanzania.
• Provision of treatment and medication to
over 350,000 patients.
• Rehabilitation and empowerment of over
250,000 recovered patients.
• Fumigating over 20,000 homesteads.
• Distribution of over 30,000 pairs of
shoes, clothing and food in schools and
• Training and educating over 3000
volunteers and social workers.
• Rescuing and referring severe jigger
infestation to different hospitals.
• Initiated hygiene clubs in Primary Schools
• Initiating beekeeping and banana planting
projects to generate income and break
the poverty cycle.
• Creating partnership with all the
stakeholders including the government
and private sector.
- London Olympics touch bearers 2012
- Children’s Rights Media Awards-26th November 2011
- Marketing Society of Kenya Warrior Award 2011- MSK
- Millennium Developments Goals Awards (MDGs) - 2011
- International African Achievers Awards 2011- AFIA
- Ambassador for peace Award-Universal Peace Federation
- Volunteer involving organisation of the year Award 2010-VOYA
- Volunteer of the year 2010-COSA
- Head of State Commendation (HSC)-President of the Republic of Kenya,2009
- Pure and Nature Award-BIDCO
- Honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy in humanities- Universal University
- Humanitarian of the year award 2009- Laico Regency
Message from the Founder
'With over 2.6 million jigger infested Kenyans registered by Ahadi Kenya Trust, I can say jigger
infestation is of great concern.
Many people have been suffering from jigger infestation in silence. No comprehensive survey has
been carried out, making it difficult to give the actual number of those affected.
But the effects of jigger infestation are not vague. With school going children dropping out of
school, and the spread of HIV/Aids among the infested through sharing of pins and other removing
equipment; these are but just a few of the effects of jiggers infestation. Jigger victims also have to
deal with stigmatisation and ridicule, being unable to exercise their voting rights due to disability,
poverty and in extreme cases, death.
Jigger infestation, caused by poverty and subsequently lack of proper hygiene, has so far claimed
the lives of over 265 people in the last two years. There is no doubt this number could be higher, as
most cases go unreported.
Lack of political goodwill has been one of our biggest challenges in the fight against this menace, as
political leaders feel embarrassed to come out and talk about jiggers.
But our partnership with the Government ministries, especially the Ministry of Public Health and
Sanitation, has boosted the Anti-Jigger campaign. The media, corporate bodies, religious organizations,
opinion leaders, as well as support from individual well wishers has been overwhelming.
Through that support, Ahadi Kenya Trust has had the joy of seeing children who a while ago could
not walk, get back to school, while adults who depended on handouts get involved in income
generating activities. So far, more than 3000 people have been treated and fully rehabilitated.
In Kenya, all the eight provinces have reported cases of jigger infestation, with a few isolated cases
in Nairobi province. Our neighbouring countries have not been spared either, and are seeking our
As we look forward to completely eradicating jiggers in Kenya by the year 2015, plans are also
underway to take jigger eradication campaigns to other African countries soon.
Galatians 6:9- 'Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose
- Stanley Kamau Maina , HSC
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For more information on the project, see.Ahadi Kenya downloads