- The Bio - Center Initiative (BCI).
- Community Empowerment to Access & Demand Justice (CEADJ).
- Promoting Eco-sanitation & Water Services in Kibera & Mukuru (Wimma Likutta).
- Community Led Total Sanitation in Urban areas (CLTS).
- Under The Same Sky - Kenya (UTSS)
- Mmaji - Mobile water in Kibera
- Water Choices
- Safi e-cookers in Kibera & Kisumu
- Closing the Nutrient Cycle in Kibera.
Umande Trust is a rights-based agency, which believes that modest resources can significantly improve access to water and sanitation services if financial resources are strategically invested in support of community-led plans and actions. Our mission is to be the partner of choice in transforming water supply, sanitation and environmental services in close partnership with communities in Kenya’s urban centres.
`Umande’ is the Kiswahili term for dew - connoting a new, unbiased, nascent beginning; not recycling the ideas of yesteryears. Prof. Saad Yahya and the founding trustees settled on this brand because of the growing disillusionment with business-as-usual approaches to development . They desired an agency that would experiment, dream, and adapt innovative processes and methods to learning from, sharing and transforming with urban communities. Read more...