Community Development and
Sustainability Organization (CDS) is concerned with good
governance and advocacy. CDS represents the voice and proactive action of communities in five
counties as potential engines of the socio-economic growth and national democracy in respective
CDS was formed in June 2009. Out of the need to replicate community development, CDS started out as a CBO registered in 2010 with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development in Mt. Elgon (Certificate No.3466). The CBO was changed to NGO in 2012 and is registered in the NGO Coordination Board under Certificate No. OP 218/051/12-0839/8736.
CDS is a membership organization with members across the region and focuses on tackling the community challenges people face on a day-to-day basis, providing structure and unity.
To be the leading organization in promoting positive community transformation
To facilitate development of poor communities and promote sustainable livehoods through social and economic outreach programs, sponsoring of educational schoolarships, and financial support of underserved communities.
Strengthen capabilities and promote, educate, and foster empowerment