The Maai Mahiu Internally Displaced Families Housing Project was initiated in August 2009 to help 335 families displaced by the post-election violence of 2007/2008 move into decent and durable shelter. The displaced families came from parts of Narok and Eldoret North in Rift Valley province and pitched their tents on the 29 acre piece of land in Maai Mahiu along Maai Mahiu-Naivasha road. The group purchased the land collectively using funds that the Government had compensated them. In order to benefit from the housing project, each family was required to provide sweaty equity (labour) towards the construction of their own house with Habitat for Humanity Kenya providing construction materials and technical expertise.
As a result of the overwhelming support from both local and international well wishers, the project has since been completed and all families moved into their three roomed houses each with a pit latrine. Preparations for the final hand over of the houses are ongoing.