150,000nomadic people have been reached by Camel Caravans, and more than 150 students have been involved.

About us

Adeso is a humanitarian and development organization that is changing the way people think about and deliver aid in Africa.

Adeso South Sudan, Nyamlel, boat crossing, Daniel J Gerstle

We are an NGO in Africa working in a very different way than most. We believe that development must come from within, not outside African communities. That it is Africans themselves who must determine Africa’s future, and that while international aid has provided much-needed support, it often falls short of enabling lasting change at grassroots level.

We want to change this, and our strong bonds with African communities mean we are uniquely placed to do so.

Adeso is a registered non-profit organization in Kenya, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the USA, and a registered charity in England & Wales (no. 1131711).