Our Partners

UK Aid

The Department for International Development (DFID) is a United Kingdom government department responsible for administering overseas aid. The goal of the department is “to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty”.

Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Gatsby Africa is a charitable foundation that aims to accelerate inclusive and resilient economic growth in East Africa by demonstrating how key sectors can be transformed. They plan to achieve their mission by;

  1. Funding and implementing programmes that look to catalyse and influence large-scale and lasting change in priority sectors;
  2. Building and supporting local organisations dedicated to sector transformation; and
  3. Sharing what we have learned with others who are trying to transform sectors.

Through this, they hope to create jobs, raise incomes and reduce poverty for people across East Africa.

Agri Experience

Agri Experience is a Nairobi-based seed sector consultancy firm known for high quality field-based analysis, recommendations, and implementation support for seed sector development.

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty by helping them raise incomes and access to basic services. We focus on agriculture, energy, and Water, sanitation, hygiene sectors.

Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor

WSUP has worked in Kenya since 2006, forming partnerships with service providers, local and national governments and other stakeholders to create affordable and sustainable water and sanitation services for low-income urban communities.

Overseas Development Institute

ODI is an independent, global think tank that undertakes cutting-edge research and analysis to generate evidence, ideas and solutions. They harness the power of evidence and ideas through research and partnership to confront challenges, develop solutions and create change.

International Livestock Research Institute

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works for better lives through livestock in developing countries. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services.

Springfield Centre

Springfield Centre was founded as an independent consulting, training and research company focused on market systems development. Their aim is to transform the systems that help poor and disadvantaged people to get the goods, services, jobs, and incomes that they need to improve their lives.

Aqua for All

Assessment of infrastructure and organisational improvements needs for Small Scale Water Service Providers (SSSPs) in Kenya under a Devolved Regulatory Regime.

University Of East Anglia

Climate-resilient development pathways for Semi-Arid Regions of Africa and Asia

Do you wish to be a donor?

For organizations seeking to partner with Kenya Markets Trust, reach out to us via our contacts on the contact us page. We are available on call between Monday and Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are located on Rivaan Centre, Muguga Drive, 4th Floor, Muguga.

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A Dawn of a New Chapter for Kenya Markets Trust

After years of successfully working together as partners with a shared mission of transforming sectors in East Africa, Gatsby Africa, Kenya Markets Trust and Msingi East Africa have decided to integrate and become one entity as of April 01, 2022.

The new integrated entity will be called Gatsby Africa – a philanthropic entity of Lord David Sainsbury and will operate across six sectors in East Africa – Commercial Forestry, Aquaculture, Textiles and Apparel, Livestock, Agricultural Inputs, and Water.

We believe that the ambition and vision of the new organisation, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, puts us in a strong position to deliver a meaningful level of impact for millions of people in the East African region. It equally strengthens our ability to generate and share our learning with others.

Coming together allows us to leverage the strengths of the three organisations, brings efficiency to how we work, and ensures we have a greater impact in our work.

What does this mean for the work that we have been passionately championing over the years? There will be no changes to the focus and modalities of how we work or our shared commitments – our three existing programmes will continue to operate in the same way they have always done.

We will be launching the new integrated Gatsby Africa organisation on April 01, 2022. By mid-April, we will share with you a link to our new website and official social media handles. However, we will retain our current website for a minimum period of six months, so that our knowledge materials are available to you. We shall be moving these over to our new website so that nothing will be lost.

As an organisation, we are excited about the opportunities that this integration brings for our people, partners and the sectors we work in. We are humbled by the collaboration and good working relationship we have had with all our different stakeholders and look forward to continuing working with you in the new organisation.