Cheptebo AIC Rural Development Centre, Kerio Valley, Kenya

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This page is regularly updated with information about current developments at AIC Cheptebo Rural Development Centre and our involvement in the wider community of Elgeyo -  Marakwet County.  You can also follow us on  facebook by clicking on this link.

The Japanese Government has signed an agreement with AIC Cheptebo RDC to provide a Sh 8.4 million grant for the construction of a  fruit processing factory at the AIC Cheptebo centre. The main product will be gas dried mango.The ceremony at Cheptebo was attended by HE Governor Alex Toglos, Second Secretary Fumiaki Hirai from the Japanese Embassy and Ms. Ayumi Yamamoto, Managing Director of Kenya Fruit Solutions.

             HE Governor Alex Toglos                                       Second Secretary Fumiaki Hirai                       Ms. Ayumi Yamamoto with Centre                                                                                                                                                                                                         Director Joseph Kimeli


April 2019

Centre Director's News Update:  April 2019 

  1. We thank God that the surveying of the land at Chegilet donated to CRDC (about 20acres) by the community is complete. Its official no is LR NO. 1355. The name of the project which we are trusting God to start this Year will be called A.I.C CHEGILET KERMUK RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
  2. The construction of A.I.C SEGUT which is a plant Church of A.I.C Kapsang is going on well and God willing the folks will start using as from Sunday this coming week.
  3. 22 farmers graduated at CATIC two weeks ago after successful training. Over 1000 farmers so far have been trained since the one week module was rolled in June 2016. We are expecting another group of 30 farmers next week.
  4. Staff Training and motivation was carried early this month and was very successful.
  5. We have finalized the reviewing of policies for employee code of ethics and conduct, financial policy manual document, human resource policy document and other administrative policies which now serve us very well.
  6. The success and approval of funding by the Japanese government for the improvement of livelihoods of the Kerio Valley communities through establishment of a fruit value addition facility (factory). The launching of the project will be done tomorrow Thursday and expect the embassy officials, our county governor, member of parliament, the local community, church leaders among others to attend. We thank God that we have secured a market in Nairobi for 10tons of dried mangos annually which indeed will benefit the community starting from January next year that is when the factory will have been completed.
  7. We thank God that 4 students pastors will be hosted by the centre from next month and will greatly help the local pastors and the church as per as evangelism is concerned.
  8. We are thankful to God that despite of the big economic challenge facing the nation, we have continued to receive guests at the conference centre
  9. We thank God that SAFARICOM Company a mobile service provider is constructing a huge booster at our farm and will help boost the network for our clients and the community. We have also installed a 4MBS network from TELKOM and our wifi has double improved making our clients very happy.
  10. We thank God for the completion of a newly innovated biogas system at our dairy now successfully serve our chaplain and the staff at the dairy.
  11. We are thankful to God for the ongoing renovation and improvement at the administration block including gutters for water collection at the dining hall roof. We are also going on building a roof that connects the main conference centre and dining which will help our guests when it is raining.