Introduction

This program is being carried out in Ganze and Malindi Districts of Kilifi County. The project is a relief intervention in five Divisions (Locations) namely, Jaribuni, Ganze, Bamba and Vitengeni of Ganze District and LangoBaya (Chakama) of Malindi District.

All these five locations are found in the same Geographical region hence they share the same major problem of drought. Drought mainly caused by unreliable and poor distribution of rainfall.

Objectives

  • Network and collaborate with stakeholders in kilifi county.
  • Form community structures for the current and future disaster responses.
  • Provide relief food items for six months to the affected persons.
  • Build awareness on issues of climate change and disasters.
  • Mitigate by establishing community assets e.g waterpans,Rural access roads and soil and water  conservation structures.
  • Monitor project activities

 

Projects under Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

  1. Water Pan Excavation (Water Harvesting)

Excavation work is now complete in 3 water pan site (Nyahi in Mwanganga village, wakadzenga in Fila and Msengeza in Katofeni village).Three water committees have been formed. Two of them (Msengeza and Nyahi) have already been trained on the management of the water pans. To date about 850 community members in Mwanganga and Fila village are benefiting from the rain water harvested in the water pans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Hygiene and Sanitation

Hygeine and sanitation trainings have been done in Fila, Mwanganga, Katofeni and Tsanzuni villages. A total of 183 participants (68 Male and 115 Female) have been trained on the importance of hygeine practices, different types of diseases caused by poor sanitation and how to prevent them. Apart from these trainings, Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) through a process called 'triggering' was also done.

Key steps in CLTS triggering process are:

  • Pre-Triggering
  • Triggering
  • Post Triggering
  • Scale up and going beyond CLTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Relief Food Distribution

This program is also a Food For Assets (F.F.A) initiative where beneficiaries worked ten days a month for a period of six months. The main activity is to rehabilitate roads and existing water pans. Each month each beneficiary got 50kg of maizes, 10kg of split peas and 3 Ltrs of cooking oil.