PO Box 155-40300, Homabay, Kenya

Lake Region Empowerment Network (LREN) - Kenya


We Empower youths towards ensuring safe environment for all
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Agricultural Incubation

Objective: To encourage youth and women to take part in agriculture as a business Situation: Whereas the Lake Region has serious agricultural potential, most of the farming activities are subsistence. The most vulnerable population in the region include the youth as well as women who constitute more than 50% of the total population. We shall be creating the opportunity for increased incomes and employment thereby reducing the poverty levels in the region.  We target to train youths and women on how to carry out Cage fish farming in Lake Victoria, Assist youth and women groups to establish vegetable production and irrigation projects along the shores of Lake Victoria


Capacity Building for Health Workers

Objective: To develop a corps of health workers at the grassroots that will provide first line medical support Situation: The doctor to patient ratio in the Lake Region is far below the recommended levels. Health facilities are also few and at considerable distance to those who need their services. As a result, many illnesses are not attended to by health professionals. This has led to the spread and resistance of treatable diseases and has further slowed down efforts to reduce mother to child transmission of HIV. By empowering community health workers with modern skills, we shall be developing a cadre that will provide first level support and will refer patients to skilled attendants where the need arises.


Computer for Schools

Objective: To introduce students to computing and information technology at an early age so that they can be players and solution providers in the global information society Situation: Whereas the government has made strides in connecting schools within the region to the national electricity grid, the uptake of computing and ICT is still very low. Schools have limited budgets for ICT hardware and software acquisition. More acute is the shortage of teachers who are capable of teaching ICT, as well as laboratory facilities that can be used for computing. LREN shall source donations of computing equipment, package them into a mobile containerized computer laboratory which shall then serve schools within a defined radius.

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About LREN

Lake Region Empowerment Network (LREN) is a Non-Governmental Organization registered with the NGOs Board under Certificate NO. OP.218/051/18-009/10887 in 2018 in the Republic of Kenya.

Our mission is to work with stakeholders to improve the livelihoods of the people who live along the Kenyan shores of Lake Victoria. We do this through targeted interventions in healthcare, agriculture, education and other social sectors.

Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake, the world’s largest tropical lake and the second largest fresh water lake in the world. Despite favorable climatic and geographical conditions, the people living in the Lake Region are among the poorest in Kenya. LREN seeks to build synergies to address the underlying causes of poverty in this region.

We Are Committed to Empowering the Youth

Improved Healthcare

Agribusiness Incubation

Environmental Protection

What We Offer?

Agriculture is a key sector of the Kenyan economy and employs the largest number of Kenyans in a single sector. Statistics indicate that the agricultural sector directly accounts for about 26 per cent of Kenya’s GDP, accounts for 65 per cent of Kenya’s total exports, 18 per cent of formal employment and 60 per cent of informal employment.

The Lake region has favorable environmental features of arable land, good soil, and consistent water supply from rain as well as several rivers and lakes. These features have formed the foundation on which residents have relied for generations. In the past these features were adequate to ensure the food security of the region. However, over the past 50 years, Kenya’s population, and that of the Lake Basin region in particular, has grown to a point where existing farming practices and food supply chains do not meet current food security needs.