About Us

Sustainable Development for All– Kenya (SDFA-Africa) is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization that works with poor families in Kenya and other African Countries to bring lasting changes to social –economic problems. SDFA-Kenya was founded in 2006 and officially registered in June 2007. We are in the process of transforming the organization into a Pan African organization- SDFA Africa.

SDFA-Africa observes, identifies, and researches on key problems affecting a specific community and then engages the community to develop local solutions to these problems. SDFA-Africa then mobilizes resources and thereafter implements the identified solution, in conjunction with the community and other partners.

SDFA-Africa’s main program dubbed “Use Solar, save Lives’ is born out of the belief that access skills, to affordable and sustainable energy and income are key life-changing catalysts needed to reduce rural poverty.


SDFA-Africa aims to help poor communities attain sustainable development, and in turn live better lives, through initiatives that incorporate communities themselves. It strives to provide long-term solutions to socio-economic problems affecting various communities and thus alleviate poverty.


SDFA-Africa envisions seeing a world where technological innovation, education and economic empowerment are leveraged on sustainably to eradicate poverty.



Selected awards include:

CNN Top Ten HERO, 2010
Pan Commonwealth Youth award
Olympic Torch Bearer, U.K, 2012
Winner, Social Entrepreneur of the Year for Africa by Schwab Foundation, 2011
Winner, Inaugural Man Who Changed the World award by Mikhail Gorbachev, 2011
Winner, SEED award by UNEP/UNDP/IUCN, 2011
Finalist, inaugural Innovation Prize for Africa, 2012
Finalist, Humanitarian Hero Award, 2012
Fellow, Unreasonable Institute, 2011