Our Identity

About RODI

The Resources Oriented Development Initiative (RODI) Kenya is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in 1999 and is located at Varsity Ville Estates, near the Ruiru Bypass, Kiambu County, Kenya.

From its humble beginnings as a Community Based Organization (CBO) in 1989 in Kapenguria, Kenya, RODI Kenya has had major milestones to be the well-established organization it is today.

RODI Kenya was founded and established by Mr. Eliud Kihoro Ngunjiri who had a passion for organic farming and sharing the knowledge he had built up from the years he worked in the government and other organizations.


A sustained food secure, healthy and crime free society.


To promote human dignity among communities in Kenya and other Eastern Africa countries, through enhanced food security, health and crime prevention.


Our work is guided by the following 9 principles:

  1. The inherent potential of each person – appreciate the potential in everyone to transform themselves to be useful and valued members of the community.
  2. Crime prevention focus – reaching out to work in situations where we contribute to crime prevention in Kenya and Eastern Africa.
  3. Resources oriented – emphasizing potential resources and opportunities rather than problems in any given situation to enhance self-reliance and sustainability.
  4. Rolling out capacity building – strengthen the abilities of people so that they gain self-esteem and also in turn strengthen others towards improved livelihoods.
  5. Learning and influencing with others – this involves learning, networking and collaborating with likeminded organizations and non-state actors in the interest of complementarities and mutual learning; towards influencing change and enhancing service delivery.
  6. Nature harmony – promoting natural resource management practices that are in harmony with nature.
  7. Gender mainstreaming – advocating for gender mainstreaming in all our work.
  8. Emerging issues – RODI monitors emerging issues and, as much as possible, responds to those in line with its work.
  9. RODI resilience – working towards being a resilient organization that is able to increasingly become self-sustaining through identification and mobilization of local resources.


  1. Food Security and Agro-ecology
  2. Health and WASH
  3. Social and Legal Justice
  4. Institutional Development and Strengthening