Who We Are

Inspiration comes of working every day.


The Anglican Development Services, Western Region is a Faith-based development organization formed on January 6th 1997 as Anglican Church of Kenya – Western Region Christian Community Services (ACK-WRCCS). It was however rebranded in 2014 giving its current name of Anglican Development Services (ADS)-Western limited in the context of a national realignment within the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK). It is the development arm of the six (6) dioceses of the Anglican Church of Kenya Western Region: Bungoma, Butere, Katakwa, Maseno North, Mumias and Nambale.

ADS Western has worked with community groups in Vihiga, Kakamega, Busia and Bungoma since inception in 1997 with the aim of realizing sustainable development.Currently, the organization has expanded its network to Nandi County. This has been made possible through building partnerships with communities and other relevant stakeholders. Currently, the total coverage area of ADS-W is estimated to be 8,435 sq. km with an estimated population of over 5,013,873 according to the 2019 census (GoK, 2019). In her socio-development model, ADSW embraces problem identification, problem solving, capacity building and informed decision making as tools for community empowerment. This enables the targeted population to think critically and find solutions to their own problems.

ADS-W operates under five key thematic areas which include: 

  1. Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, 
  2. Food and Nutrition Security, 
  3. Universal Health Care and Social Protection
  4. Organizational Development
  5. Advocacy and Governance



A sustainable, holistic, God fearing society.



We exist to build partnership with communities and empower them to address their needs.



  • Upholding of Christian principles
  • Promotion of peace, justice and reconciliation
  • Team spirit
  • Networking to serve the needy and poor
  • Honesty, transparency and accountability
  • Promotion of human rights
  • Gender equity


Our strategic plan provides for accelerated and effective implementation of community development programs and the establishment of effective institutional framework for service delivery to the communities. There is continuous need for awareness creation, promotion of new technologies, change of attitude, capacity building and development of community structures and continuous lobbying and advocacy in order to have sustainable production. We promotes food security at the household level in production, marketing and value addition through sustainable methods such as agro-forestry, organic farming, conservation agriculture, improved post-harvest management techniques, value addition and crop diversification.  

ADS-W over the years as established great linkages with multi-national donor agencies on various thematic area projects.