Itambya Community Based Organization

Itambya Community Based Organization is based in Machakos district, eastern Kenya. Itambya’s main objectives are to:
• improve rural economy through the promotion of sustainable enterprises/income generating activities like ecotourism, organic farming, honey production, basketry, manufacture of energy saving cook stoves;
• enhance environmental management and stewardship in the project area;
• increase the knowledge of natural resources conservation among all stakeholders.


Itambya Community Based Organization is especially interested in tree planting and in other biodiversity conservation activities that can be carried out by rural people, especially women and the youth. Itambya works with youth groups training them in conservation oriented income generation activities (IGA’s), such as basketry and raising of indigenous fruit trees.

Type of organisation: 
Indigenous Peoples/Local Community Organisation

Njoroge Ikonye
E-mail:, Phone: +254 721 517 674

Itambya Community Based Organization, P.O BOX 180-00519, Mlolongo, Kenya

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