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HSHC

Logo of HSHC

Activities

Field partner

Type

NGO

Location

P.O Box 40603
00100
Nairobi

Kenya

Contact

Bernard Muchiri
info@hshc.or.ke

Phone
+254 20 2694136

Mobile
+254 720005717

Website

http://www.hshc.or.ke/


Description

Help Self Help Centre (HSHC) is a local Kenyan NGO, founded in 1993. It has evolved over the years from a service delivery organization to one working across a broad spectrum of integrated development activities mainly focused on sustainable natural resource management, market led conservation and value chain development. Specifically, we work on four program areas: Agribusiness, Natural Resource Management (NRM), Nature Based Enterprises (NBE) and Climatic Change: All these programs are interlinked and they influence one another.

The innovativeness of HSHC programs is demonstrated by being the first organization in Kenya to have produced biodiesel commercially from natural seeds. We have also managed to commercialize a forest based essential oil (cape chestnut) using a unique business model that is meant to maximize local returns and motivate people to conserve the forest. These two has offered a concrete alternative income stream to local farmers in an environment that is increasingly becoming unfriendly to agriculture because of the impact of climatic change.