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Zebby B. A. Simiyu

Good Neighbors Community Development Initiative (GNCDI)
Executive Director
Bungoma, Kenya
Zebby Simiyu is working for Good Neighbours Community Development Initiative (GNCDI) based in Bungoma County with farmer groups, individuals, institution in promoting production and marketing of Horticultural Crops and Macadamia nuts.

Good Neighbours Community Programme (GNCP) was registered under the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Social Development Office as a Community Based Organization in July 2004. In 2014, the organization name changed to Good Neighbours Community Development Initiative (GNCDI). Plans are underway to upgrade the institution to Non-Governmental Organization status under the Non-Governmental Organization Act (NGO Act).

The CBO has a sister fully-registered (2012) company, named Good Neighbours Enterprises Limited (GNCL) which supports in creating market linkages for farmers produce. This was necessitated by the lack of strong private sector players in western Kenya. So far, Good Neighbours Company Ltd (GNCL) has created market linkage for produce worth Kshs 436,723,210 ($4,367,232).