Mwingi-Tseikuru Area Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

To reduce livestock disease and mortality, which threatens household food security, we organized a mass vaccination for goats and donkeys. To improve children’s access to nutritious food, we provided farmers with improved breeds of goats that produce more milk. We partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture to train farmers on crop diversification and conservation agriculture so they could improve productivity and sustainably manage natural resources. 30 people living with HIV received training about preventing the spread of the illness and were equipped to share this information with others. We enlisted the help of 30 community health workers to encourage mothers to seek healthcare for themselves and their children when necessary. We trained 110 community health workers to conduct door-to-door health education for mothers and children, and refer cases that require medical attention to local health clinics. 3,500 community members and 1,245 school children gained access to clean water when we partnered with the Kenyan government to extend a pipeline and rehabilitate four malfunctioning wells. 626 people attended our five community health sessions about treating water and improving hygiene to reduce water-related illness. To strengthen and sustain the programs we have established for children's well-being, we trained community based organizations on leadership, proper record keeping and resource mobilization, and educated 23 groups on children protection.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Gender|Environment|Protection|Peace|Disability|Advocacy|HIV&AIDS|

Locations

  • Kenya>Kitui

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Health
  • Protection
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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