ADS North Rift

About Us


Anglican Development Services – North Rift (ADS-NR)

Anglican Development Services North Rift Region (ADSNRR) is the development arm of the Anglican Church of Kenya that is committed to improving the wellbeing of the vulnerable communities in the North Rift. For over 40 years, we have served alongside the poor and oppressed in the region, as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.

We partner with communities, the Government and donors to help the most vulnerable communities to overcome poverty and enjoy life in abundance.  With our advocacy work, we enable the voices of the rights holders to reach the duty bearers, who have power to change unjust policies and practices.

We implement sustainable development projects in food security, economic empowerment, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, environment and climate change, peace building and health.  We facilitate communities to respond to humanitarian emergencies to alleviate human suffering and work with partners to implement innovative community driven programmes that transform life and enhance community resilience. 

We have a vast reach in the North Rift Region of Kenya and our transformative development agenda are spread across the 6 counties namely: Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, West Pokot and Turkana. The coverage area is approximately 177,394 Square Kilometers with an estimated population of 5.1 million according to the National Census of 2019. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.


Our Mission

Building partnerships with communities and enabling them to exercise their God-given potential in addressing their needs.


Our Vision

To be a vibrant organization transforming communities to enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods.


Social Transformation of Communities.

ADS-NR has a rich history of implementing integrated community development approaches which have remained distinctive, in addressing the needs of the rural poor households to realize secure livelihoods characterized by adequate food supply, potable water, stable incomes, good health, and resilience to climate change, child protection, and addressing issues of governance, peace, disability, HIV/AIDS and gender.

Our Core Values Include:


Our interventions have reached over 300,000 Households !

We currently support community efforts in 5 different sectors

For purposes of efficient administration, projects are decentralized to six zones covering each of the six counties. Central Coordination is carried out by a management team, led by the Executive Director, who is assisted by the Head of Programmes and the Head of Finance. A program Coordination Unit is responsible for providing specialized support to the Zonal teams.

Capacity building, food security, economic empowerment and livelihoods

Governance, peace-building and conflict transformation.

Agriculture and value chain development

Water, sanitation, and hygiene

Health and HIV/AIDS