Niaver was founded in 2013 by Isaac Lidaywa and four other community members. Niaver means 'hope' in the local language of Luhya, to represent the organisation's aim of bringing hope to the local community of Bwayi, a village close to Kitale in Western Kenya.
Isaac was motivated to start Niaver due to the extreme poverty in his local area. There is high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Bwayi, with government statistics suggesting that approximately 18% of local people being HIV positive. The high prevalence of HIV/AIDS has led to many children living with extended family such as grandparents.
COCO are now working with Niaver to tackle some of the main issues experienced in Kenya by providing sustainable agriculture training, drilling boreholes for access to water, and building sanitary toilet blocks to reduce the spread of disease.