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Wide Rescue Initiative Organization

Our mission is to conserve the environment, forests and protection of biodiversity, nature and invertebrates, as well as the protection of water resources, water, sanitation, tree planting and to improve the livelihoods of indigenous communities through agricultural development and sustainable agroforestry.


Now The LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground – trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.


“When You Plant a Tree, You Get Blessings”

Dickson Omandi  


Participate in environmental conservation and overall nature conservancy.


a) Nature conservancy and natural resources management

b) Protect and conserve invertebrates which contribute a lot to the ecosystem

c) Food security and hunger through environmental conservation under agroforestry programs

d) Conservation of river basins and mountains for climate change control

e) Promoting practical skills to the communities in environmental conservation

f) Resource mobilization for environmental protection and development purposes

g) To develop a resource center for information dissemination and capacity building

h) Participate in cultural environmental protection and preservation systems for indigenous trees which also play a role in herbal medicine

i) Participate in reforestation, afforestation and desertification prevention programs

j) To undertake research on environmental issues for sustainable development purposes

k) To improve the livelihoods of indigenous communities through Agricultural development, Eco tourism and sustainable agroforestry

l) Create awareness of health opportunistic threats and the prevalent diseases and their control

m) Mitigation and control of natural disasters

n) Develop water resources

o) Waste management programs

p) Seek internal and external support in the form of donations and in kind for sustainable development purposes

q) To liaise with other organizations having similar or related objectives to those of WIRIO at any level


 Our History

Wide Rescue Initiative Organization (WIRIO) was founded in 2005 by planting Grevillea Robusta in Kisii villages.plant-planting-trees-in-kenya-logo-seedlings The emphasis was to create community awareness of environment and nature conservation, and to train young children and youth how to plant and nurture trees to full growth. The program gradually expanded until WIRIO was officially registered as a national non-profit, grass roots, non-governmental organization on March 22 of 2007.

Since then we have worked to improve Kenyan forest cover by tree planting multi-purpose, fast-growing trees and by offering agroforestry training manuals. Rural communities have initiated environmentally friendly projects such as aquaculture, agroforestry, apiculture, permaculture, forest gardens, water and soil conservation, invertebrates conservation and other projects.

 What We Do

Our projects address the following environmental friendly priority areas:

plant-planting-trees-in-kenya-logo-childTree Planting

We have initiated tree planting projects undertaken by school students, youths, children, and both male and female farmers. Trees have been planted in critical ecosystems such as along river banks, mountains, forests and degraded environments. School children and students have also planted them o their own school compounds.

Facilitate environmental, climate change and agroforestry training – key to promoting good stewardship of natural resources

WIRIO promotes and conserves the environment to ensure it is clean and the proper utilization of natural resources. We have initiated a program to help teens recognize their impact on air pollution and on how they can limit this negative effect.

Facilitate Community Level Planning of Forestry Projects

Invite community groups, institutions, farmers, schools, churches and relevant government ministries to participate in tree planting programs within critical ecosystems.

Invertebrates/Insects Conservation and Protection

We have initiated projects that support the existence of beneficial invertebrates/insects, such as bees, ladybugs, praying mantids and others, such projects as:

plant-planting-trees-in-kenya-logo-buga) organic gardening/farming

b) discouraging farmers from using chemicals harmful to the delicate balance of life

c) encouraging farmers to use traps and barriers to stem insect attack

d) the biological control of insects - We have encouraged farmers to use this method. While most gardeners/farmers are familiar with the predaceous ladybugs and praying mantids, many lesser known beneficial insects and even pathogens deserve recognition as effective natural control. We have also educated farmers and other groups on the importance of ambush, assassin and damsel bugs and various caterpillars and grubs, which are fierce predators of many insects.

e) We have initiated an Integrated Pest Management programs and other pollinator programs.

Colossians 1:16

For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.

Undertake research on environmental issues for sustainable development purposes.


Water and Sanitation

Conservation Farming/Organic Farming

Community Sustainable Projects

WIRIO has initiated vocational training centers i.e carpentry, tailoring, masonery, sewing etc.
The project, equips the youth, women and the disadvantaged people with life skills.

More info available on our blog/info pages.

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Wide Rescue Initiative Organization
Cooperative Bank Of Kenya
Kisii Branch
Account Number: 0110019699000

Dickson Omandi (Facebook)
Founder and Director
Cell phone number:+254725035528
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
WIRIO – Wide Rescue Initiative Organization
P.O. Box 2849-40200 Kisii, Kenya

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