The vision of PAD (Peace for Africa & Economic Development) is to become the 'Pioneering non-profit youth organization Integrating African Youth into Global Peace-Building.'
Founder Eddy Oketch, inspired by the Entrepreneurship program at African Leadership Academy, evolved PAD to form youth-led community action projects as a vehicle for both achieving peace and bringing economic growth.
One such community action project is a full retail shop that supports the M-PESA mobile banking platform and has brought clean drinking water to a community of 5,000 people. The shop has become one of the most successful businesses in Migori district in Kenya and won the Anzisha Prize for innovation.
PAD has received funding from the British Council and Equity Bank of Kenya and has helped hundreds of young people get involved in creating community action projects.