Who we are

Community Road Empowerment (CORE) – CORE Kenya, is an international NGO registered in Japan (2007) and Kenya (2008). Main aim of CORE is to empower the communities to maintain the rural access roads using, “Do-nou” technology from Japan to improve their agricultural production and to conserve the environment for poverty and hunger eradication.

We are working in 15 countries in worldwide (page.4). CORE is grateful to the partners and sponsors for their continued support towards implementing varieties of projects to reduce poverty. Read more…

Upcoming Projects

Japan International Cooperation Fund (JICF) which will be held on July and August. The training will be conducted for 3 weeks. Youths will be trained to make their roads using Do-nou Technology way of road maintenance.The project is to take place in Rwanda.

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Ongoing Projects

We are now conducting training for 3 counties. The project is funded by Government of Japan through Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan. The project title is Creation of Youth Employment Through Road Maintenance Using Labour-based Technology (LBT) referred to as Do-nou Technology.

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Implemented Projects

Somalia project.
Core are started discussions with ILO Somalia for the possibility of continuing and expansion of the Somalia project done in Baidoa in the year 2014.
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Our Technology - “Do-nou”

Do-nou” is a Japanese word that means wrapping soil in a gunny bag. (Size: Do-nou bag- 45cm x 60cm).

Why Do-nou technology?

  • Uses locally available materials (Do-nou bags; can use bags left, material put inside the bag; sand, Murram (gravel)
  • Manual labour based technology (labour intensive) hence creates employment without both compromising the quality and increasing the cost.
  • Easily adopted and applied by the community hence sustainable.
  • With regular maintenance the road section maintained using Do-nou technology is durable. It is therefore preferable to maintain it after every rain season.

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Core Kenya Key Activities

Road maintenance

roadCORE Kenya is an official partner with Kenya Rural Road Authority (KeRRA) and Kenya Urban Road Authority (KuRa) under Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.Read More…

Environmental Projects

CORE Kenya is also an official partner with Kenya Forestry Service (KFS). We also precede some environment project in Kenya to empower people and conserve their own environment.
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Involves training in  environmental friendly agriculture. Training about passion fruit production which has been done in North Rift region
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Recent Projects
Our Partners