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Keeping Alive Societies Hope

Kisumu, Kenya
Joined August 2018

Keeping Alive societies Hope KASH is a civil society organisation working in specific region in Kenya i.e western and coastal regions of kenya targeting the marginalised with its interventions.

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health

Organization Overview:

In 2003, Keeping Alive Societies’ Hope started its operations in Kenya as a Community Based Organization (CBO), and subsequently registered as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in 2007, to empower key and marginalized population (including sex workers (SWs) and men who have sex with men (MSM)), so as to promote a healthy society and advocate for their human rights.


Specifically, KASH endeavours to: strengthen delivery of integrated HIV prevention, care & treatment, and related services to members of the Key and Vulnerable Populations (KVP); strengthen delivery of quality and comprehensive services to marginalized populations by 2019; protect and promote the rights of those who are socially excluded, marginalized and vulnerable in the society (due to their gender, sexual orientation, tribe, religion and other discriminative indices); and increase per capita income of KVP enrolled in KASH program to 20% by 2019.


KASH activities gravitate around human rights, health interventions, policy and advocacy, governance & democracy, socio-economic empowerment, and capacity building.

Organization Strategy:

Mandate: To endeavour to improve the quality of lives of the Key and Marginalized populations in our society.

Vision: A just, healthy and economically empowered society.

Mission Statement: To proactively influence the society to enable key and marginalised populations to access justice, health, good governance and economic empowerment through stakeholder engagement.

Core Values:

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  • Equity:
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  • Non-homophobic:
  • Teamwork: r.
  • Diversity:

People Associated With This Organization

Martha Opili

Keeping Alive Societies Hope
Joined August 2018
Interests: Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health
I am a graduate with honors degree in social sciences currently working as a program Manager at Keeping Alive Societies Hope an NGO in Kisumu Kenya implementing Health, Human Rights and Governance projects. Iam seeking for a challenging opportunity to contribute to a dynamic and visionary institution and /or project .Iam courteous, posses’ excellent communication skills, interpersonal and leadership skills.I have professional and hands on experience in proposal writing, Research, project set up, implementation and close out, computer skills and proficient with governmental, non-governmental and financial institutions. Am hard working, detail oriented team player, energetic and a self-starter.• Additionally, I have 5 years’ experience in working with Marginalised populations especially the key populations in accordance to the Guidelines.

Stephen Oguna

Keeping Alive Societies Hope
Joined February 2022
Interests: Criminal Justice, Disability Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Women's Rights
stephen Oguna is kenyan Male adult, 31 years of age working for gain in the Republic of Kenya. Oguna is currently employed as legal officer at Keeping Alive Societies Hope (KASH) where he supports provision of free legal aid service to community members. He enjoys over five years of experience, working with both National Commision and Non-governmental Organizations. under the human rights discourse oguna has vast experience in community facilitation and training, Project planning, Implementation and Management. Oguna is also trained and certified mediator under the Mediation Training Institute (I) East Africa. He offers pro bono mediation to families and community members who are not able to afford legal fees or cost of hiring a mediator or legal counsel.

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