The Anglican Development Services-Eastern is the development arm of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) – Eastern area of jurisdiction. It encompasses the dioceses of Machakos, Kitui, Makueni and Garissa. ADSE was started way back in 1987 as a department of the church until its formal registration as a Company limited by guarantee in 2003, number C.103754 as Ukamba Christian Community Services which rebranded in July 2014 to ADSE with a new registration no. CPR/2013/125883.
Our developmental goal is to facilitate communities to realize secure livelihoods characterized by adequate food supply, potable water, stable incomes, good health, and resilience to climate change, child protection, and mainstreaming issues of governance, peace, disability, HIV/Aids and gender.
Our strength lies in our community-based expertise, our independence and neutrality and use of participatory processes based on Christian principles. We work to improve living conditions as partners in development, and in response to disasters. We persuade decision-makers to act at all times in the interests of vulnerable people. As a result, we enable healthy, safe and stable communities, reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen resilience.
The Vision of ADSE is “ A vibrant organization transforming communities to enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods.”
ADSE Mission “To transform communities through participatory approaches and Godly Principles for quality life.”
ADSE Mandate “To proclaim the good news of Christ to the society through the social ministry of the Anglican Church of Kenya.”
Statement of Faith
We believe in God the creator of all human beings and we should honor the physical and spiritual needs of all people. Following Christ’s example, we believe that we should treat every individual with love, dignity and respect, for He came so that all people may have life and have it in abundance
Our Organizational values include: Godliness Stewardship, Professionalism, Integrity, Care and Love, Justice, Participation & Teamwork and Innovation.