ICS is a Netherlands based development organization. It works closely together with the local population of Kenya and Tanzania to get social and economic development going. The basic principle is that locals take responsibility ‘for their own lives’, so that their communities develop not only successfully, but also sustainably.
Many of ICS’s projects are set up as social businesses. At this moment there are three of them, each focusing on agriculture: Agrics Kenya, Agrics Tanzania and Alizetics. Once a social business has achieved financial independence, ICS can put the invested money from donors to use again.
ICS combines all economic activities with social activities aimed at protecting children and improving their social environment. The combination of these activities creates cross-fertilization which has a positive effect on the welfare as well as the well-being of parents and children.