Friends of Turkana strives to make a positive difference in the lives of the Turkana people by encouraging self-sufficiency in the development of water access, health and education. We provide support to acquire materials and expertise necessary for the Turkana people to develop their own skills and processes. We work together with them on practical and concrete local development projects that provide some measure of hope for a brighter, healthier and more sustainable future. In return, we receive the honor of learning from these people, we gain respect for them, and we share our unique experiences with others.

Friends of Turkana has made a practice of enabling infrastructure, health and education efforts that other aid agencies will not enable. In this way Friends of Turkana provides a unique and especially valuable service to the people of Turkana.