CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya





badilisha project












The project is located in Rusinga Island, Homabay County of Kenya.



Badilisha means “change” in Swahili. Badilisha Eco Village aims to bring change to the lives of people on Rusinga Island, who face challenges such as food insecurity, HIV/AIDS, lack of education among other pressing issues. 


It also seeks to inspire change in the general paradigms of local population towards a more holistic and responsible way.

Badilisha Eco Village promotes permaculture farm design techniques and ethics: Earth care, people care and share of surplus. It is a model farm, or epicentre, for both sustainable agriculture and holistic community development.

Badilisha successfully hosted a Permaculture Development Course in March 2011 and aims to become an International Permaculture Center. There is a primary school also within the project which was established with an overall objective of providing education to the children around the community.

The project’s main aim is promote and demonstrate sustainable practices, in particular food production and domestic issues, guided by the ethics and principles of permaculture.



  • Permaculture which generally involves farm work activities like digging, weeding, slashing, mulching and clearing of bushes in the project’s farm
  • Teaching of mathematics, English and creative arts subject in the school
  • Assisting with general cleaning to the old and sick
  • Weeding, slashing and clearing of bushes
  • Soil conservation and planting of trees in the nearby schools
  • Beach cleanup exercises to improve sanitation and hygiene around the community


The volunteers will be accommodated at the project institution where all meals shall be provided. There are pit latrines, bath shelters and a kitchen at the project available for use by the volunteers.

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