KENDAT in partnership with Brooke East Africa implements the Heshimu Punda (Respect the Donkey) Programme which aims at improving the welfare of working donkeys in Kenya.

The programme currently runs in eight counties namely; Kirinyaga, Nairobi, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Embu counties where donkeys are involved in transportation and tillage.

Heshimu Punda program aims at improving the welfare of working donkeys through positive change in behaviour and practices of donkey owning communities, improved quality of animal health services and creation of a conducive policy and legislative environment that support donkey welfare and community livelihood development.