Vihiga is located on a hilly terrain in the Western Region of Kenya. The county’s population is 612,000 ( 2017) with an estimated annual growth rate of 2.51%, and an area of 563 sq. Km. Due to the high fertility rates, the county’s population increase consists of 45% children between 0-14 years old with an average household of 6 members.
Vihiga County has an alarming 62% poverty index. Even though the county is endowed with resources, there are limited measures set to address the nemesis; Poverty.