A thriving community whose members enjoy food security, good health, full access to education and a healthy natural environment, and which is endeavouring to develop sustainably.


To serve the people of Rusinga Island by:
promoting and demonstrating sustainable practices, in particular in food production and domestic issues, guided by the ethics and principles of permaculture;
responding to the urgent needs of vulnerable sections of the community, in particular in relation to health, nutrition and education;
participating in the regeneration of environmentally degraded areas of the island.

To operate a permaculture demonstration, education and resource centre, to include internet services and a library.
To run an orphans and vulnerable children feeding programme.
To offer outreach programmes within the local community, teaching and demonstrating sustainable farming and other practices.
To deliver assistance to impoverished and vulnerable sections of the community in response to immediate needs.
To offer people from other communities the opportunity to visit us as volunteers or as tourists.
Badilisha Eco Village
Badilisha Eco Village  promotes permaculture farm design techniques and ethics: Earth Care, People Care and Share of Surplus. It is a model farm, or epicenter, for both sustainable agriculture and holistic community development.

Badilisha means ?change? in Swahili. Badilisha aims to bring change to the lives of people on Rusinga Island, who face challenges such as food insecurity, HIV/AIDs, lack of education, among other pressing issues.  It also seeks to inspire change in the general paradigms of local and international individuals, towards a more holistic and responsible worldview.  

Run by Evans Odula, Executive Director.

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