CARE Kenya aims to empower vulnerable rural communities to enhance their livelihoods through multiple approaches including food security and economic development, integrated water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), disaster risk reduction, community based climate change adaptation (CBA) and value chain/ making the markets work for the poor. CARE implements interventions that address diverse livelihood needs of different segments of the target populations. The needs range from inadequate water, hygiene and sanitation services, food insecurity and low income. In rural, remote and semi-arid regions where living conditions are deplorable and unfavorable, CARE Kenya has strived to address the underlying causes of poverty by actively involving the local communities and stakeholders to finding sustainable solutions to their own problems and needs.

Relevant interventions are being rolled out to mitigate the effects of drought, hunger, climate change and environmental degradation as well as enhance disaster risk reduction. CARE Kenya hosts a diverse range of projects spread in different sub-counties in Kenya including, Embu, Kisumu, Kirinyaga, Siaya, Trans-Nzoia, Kakamega, Busia, Bungoma, Migori, Homabay, Vihiga, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Nyandarua. There are a cluster of projects and programs that focus on livelihood improvement, specifically contributing to: adaptation to climate change, agricultural value chains, and water, sanitation and hygiene.