The Haller Foundation

The Haller Foundation

Charity information

The Haller Foundation

To provide and promote a model for economic development that is sustainable and environmentally sound, to the 27 communities we support, of approximately 25,000 people in rural Mombasa, Kenya

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    Our work is based on the techniques of the award-winning environmentalist, Dr. Rene Haller, a UNEP Global Laureate renowned for his restoration of cement quarries in Kenya. We use a similar model of environmental regeneration to bring economic security to poor, small-holder farmers living on inhospitable land.
    We address communities’ basic needs through an integrated set of programmes in water, farming, education, health, alternative energy and nano-enterprise. Haller’s community partnerships are not quick fixes, rather they offer long term, life-skills training which empower farmers and their children to lead self-sufficient and sustainable lives. We ensure water security by showing our communities how to build a rain-fed dam to irrigate their land for 8-9 months of the year, a well to provide water for household use all year round and a bio-loo to prevent water contamination. We offer farmer training at our demonstration farm and in situ where farmers are taught how to grow enough to feed themselves and to sell. They learn how to produce bio-gas and solar energy. Our Education and Health Centre houses the first children's library in Kenya which is visited by 63 schools and an IT Suite for e-learning. A Health clinic is open 7 days a week and we offer a maternity outreach clinic providing family planning advice and vaccinations. We have set up 3 community schools and offer a porridge programme to each.

  • Aims

    The Haller Foundation aims to:

    • Haller Hand - giving communities water security. Showing them how to build rain-fed dams, wells and bio-loos and helping them to use them effectively to overcome poverty.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1101725

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 1

    Phone number: 07717296007

    Address: 71 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8BG

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  • Farming the unfarmable

    We have over 50 years of farming experience empowering ultra-poor smallholder farmers and ... More
  • Haller Hand

    The Haller Hand will lift communities out of the poverty cycle by helping them achieve wat... More