Climate-smart agriculture and risk management in Laikipia and Nyandarua-IKI

"This project is part of the IKI Small Grants programme. IKI Small Grants is carried out by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative based on a decision adopted by the German Bundestag."

This IKI Small Grants project addresses climate resilient water management and climate resilient agricultural practices. Thereby it supports smallholder farmers in adapting to the negative impacts of climate change and land degradation. It introduces climate-smart agriculture techniques with a focus on irrigation by installing water pans, dam liners, shade nets and water pumps. The installations are accompanied by trainings for maintenance and repair of the pumps. Through trainings and innovation, farmers are guided for two years to use climate smart agriculture. Amongst other things, they receive trainings on climate change adaptation and mitigation, solar energy, disaster risk reduction, indigenous plants, and livestock breeds. The project further works with community driven initiatives such as village loaning and saving groups as well as community managed disaster and risk reduction groups, to enhance the resilience of livelihoods and ecosystems to climatic risk..

Core Values

  • Team work
  • Integrity
  • Innovativeness
  • Being community driven/owned
  • Excellence
  • Enshrining human dignity
  • Rooted networks & partnerships
  • Being passionate
  • Being passionate

Where we work

In Kenya,HVFI has built a substantial program portfolio in counties of laikipia,Nyandarua and Nakuru and has peripherally worked in bordering areas of Nyeri,Meru and Kiambu counties.We are gradually widening our scope to more counties in Kenya including;Baringo,Samburu,Turkana,Isiolo and Kiambu.In USA,we have established our presence in Massachussettes and considering reaching to California,Colorado and Florida.HVFI has established solid collaborations with different developmental,governmental and donor actors over the years and enjoys an overwhelming community participation and support across the counties.


A people full of hope,life and dignity


To build the capacity of poor and disadvantaged people and communities so they can improve their livelihoods

Overall Goal

To contribute to sustainable improvements in the socio-economic,psychosocial and health outcomes of the poor marginalized and vulnerable populations

The Management Team


Benard K. Ngamau

CEO & Founder

The Founder and CEO of Hope Valley.He is incharge of the daily operations of the organization.He has a wealth of knowledge in Business and Human resources management.The vision bearer of HVFI who has seen it grow in breadth nationally and internationally. He has held various senior leadership roles serving both as a clergy and corporate leader. He has alot of zeal and passion for changing lives of vulnerable people.


John Mugo Wamithi

Board Chairman

John leads the HVFI board made up of 8 members.He has a wide experience in Business administration and Charity management. The Board governs the organization. It makes sure that the Organization has what it needs to carry out its mission, and that it does so legally, ethically and effectively.Ultimately, the board is accountable to the Organization’s community, donors, partners and other stakeholders.


Gabriel Musyimi

Programs manager

Gabriel is in charge of coordinating all the programs activities.He is in-charge of program development and management. He Provides strategic management & oversight to the Project; Oversee the grants and partnerships, enforcement and compliance to all contractual requirements of all projects.


Jane Mwai

Finance and Operations Manager

Jane ensures that the financial and non-financial resources are efficiently managed through prudent procedures and standards that meet HVFI requirement and regulatory authorities. She manages the accounting systems and data for internal financial management