Projects in Kenya

OSA Ishiara-Kenya Project


Contact Person:

Fr. Patrick O. Barasa
OSA Kenya Ishiara Parish Project Office
Programme Manager
Contact: +254 710 722 782


Water Project

OSA-Ishiara Project Office operates in Evurore Ward, Embu County, Kenya. The project operates on an Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) setup. The primary focus is on the provision of livelihood security for marginal mixed farmers in the area. The organization is currently working on two livelihood programs: Water for Food Security (Funded by Misean Cara) and Climate Change Adaptation and Community Resilience/UKAM (Funded by UKAID through Troicaire). The former focuses on the provision of irrigation water, farming inputs and capacity building on sustainable natural resource management. The latter’s focal point is on the provision of agricultural related education (key among them permaculture), engagement of internal and external stakeholder standpoints, natural resource management training and tool development as well as nutritional capacity building. OSA-Ishiara remains committed to ensuring that our beneficiaries are more resilient to the effects of drought and in due time find themselves less vulnerable to the shocks of natural disasters.

These projects support the Sustainable Development Goals 1.4, 1.5, 12.2, and 13.3 (water and sustainable lifestyles) and 15.2 (reforestation). Read more on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). 

Kenya and the SDGs


See documentary on similar projects funded by Trocaire.  See YouTube video.

For more information, contact

Meg Chiku : or
Fr. Patrick O. Barasa:


Ministry to those with HIV (Baba Dogo)

In the parish of Baba Dogo, Fr. Robert Karanja Ireri shows Fr. Robert Dueweke the clinic for testing of HIV. About a thousand people from the parish benefit from the medical supplies and food supplied by the program.

For information, contact Fr. Robert Karanja Ireri ( ) or Fr. Peter Emoit ( ).