Scarce economic resources, modest economic growth, constraints on the public sector and low institutional capacity explain why design of adequate institutional financing systems in low-income developing countries has remained cumbersome. Financial institutions such as Trust Funds were established as a first response to lack of public finance. The current focus in the Kenya Government?s ministry of cooperative is on the need to have a health financing strategy that will move the country from excessive reliance on out of pocket (OOP) financing towards a system that affords a greater protection for the savings; this can be realized through a socio-economic scheme. While noting that the high cost of living in the country is one of the leading causes of poverty, recognizes good saving as a pre-requisite for socio-economic development of the country. The performance of the trust funds is affected by high cost of living contributing to poor access, declining standards, increased re-emergence of pyramid schemes, high cost of products offered and inadequate funding.