The Oyugis area exists in a virtual vacuum in the sense that it is largely untouched by aid from domestic and foreign governments and NGOs. The Kenya Ministry of Agriculture is supportive of Hearts for Kenya’s efforts but has no resources to apply to the area’s problems. There is a limited level of Peace Corps activity in a small area of the province. As far as Hearts for Kenya has been able to discover, there is no activity in Oyugis from UN agencies, the Heifer Project, or altruistic foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. There is an ongoing project at Omani that is conducted by an English church, but producing little or no overlap with the Hearts for Kenya efforts.