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Rural development

The Coastal Rural Support Programme (CRSP) in Kenya has been working in semi-arid, marginalised rural areas of Coast Province since 1997. Over the last decade, the programme has grown from working with four village organisations comprising less than 300 community members to working with 195 village organisations comprising more than 30,000 members. The introduction of small farm reservoirs, which has provided the target population of 130,000 with critical access to water for both domestic and productive uses, has helped the majority of households to increase agricultural production and income, in spite of the increasing poverty in Coast province.