Introduction

This project was carried out in Ganze District of Kilifi county. It was a relief intervention in five locations namely Migumomiri, Tsanzuni, Kabatheni, Bandari of Bamba Division And Muryachakwe-bofu, in Vitegeni division. All these locations face a high degree of water stress as there are no water sources available year round (e.g river)

This severe rain deficit has caused acute water shortages and threatens the health of thousands as clean water became scarce. This program was in form of a cash for assets project in which  beneficiaries worked for ten days each month for a period of four months Novemeber 2011 – March 2013

Objectives

  • Fill critical short and long term water gaps in the district of Ganze
  • Reduce hunger through cash for assets activities
  • Mitigate against future water shortages through the expansion /rehabilitation of rain water harvesting.

Benefeciaries

LOCATION

TOTAL

MIGUMOMINRI

100

TSANZUNI

100

KABATHENI

100

BANDARI

100

MURYACHAKWE -BOFU

200

TOTAL

600

 

The number of targeted beneficiaries was selected by communities representing the various villages.

Below are the criteria for selection of house holds in the cash for assets project.

-          HH lives within the targeted area

-          HH is agriculturalist and has lost more than 50% of their harvest due to drought

-          HH consuming less than 2 meals a day

-          HH contains at least one able bodied adult capable of physical labour

-          HH is not receiving relief food from another relief organization or another cash for work on similar activity.

Project Implementation

The targeted beneficiaries had to work on water pans. Rehabilitation and expansion was done in the four sites namely Mugumomiri, Tsanzuni, Kabtheni and Bandari. Muryachakwe - Bofu had a total new water pan site which was constructed. The beneficiaries worked for ten days a month on a common work norm per day. Each beneficiary got two hundred and fifty shillings as per the norm and at the end of the ten days each got two thousand five hundred shillings only.