Working towards a just society

Project country: Somalia & Kenya

Project Status: Ongoing

Financial Partner: Medico International & Terre Des Hommes Germany

Project Areas: Surgudud, Unsi, Qurdubey and Dhusay in Somalia and Fino,Omar Jilicow,Damasa Somalia,Hareri Hosle,Kabo and Bur-Abor in Kenya

Project Goal: The overall goal of the project is to build resilience and improve livelihoods for the poor and the disadvantaged pastoral, agro-pastoral and riverine communities in Mandera County, Kenya and Gedo region, Somalia.

Project Specific Objectives:

  1. a.      Livelihood component;
  2. b.      WASH component,
  3. c.       Organizational development component;
  • To improve food production of 5riverine communities (1 in Mandera county and 4 in Gedo region) by providing 40 irrigation pump sets,4800 Kgs of maize 3600kgs cow pea seeds and 10,000 litres of subsidized fuel to 400 riverine farmers.
  • To reduce asset loss and increase resilience to drought through provision of 2800 kgs fodder Grass seeds to 400 riverine households, training for 21 community animal health workers (CAHWs), veterinary drugs and basic equipment for livestock  treatment to the 21 CAHWs  in the catchment areas and to construct 5 fodder store, one in each village.
  • To increase income for 200 (100 in each side) female headed household small scale traders   through provision of IGA grant  and entrepreneurship skills training
  • To build resilience through diversification of income sources to 400 households through initiation of bee farming
  • To train the water pump operators for both the borehole and irrigation  and water management committees of the borehole.
  • To enhance access to safe water, proper sanitation and hygiene practices by constructing 1 storage tanks, multiple-tap standpipes, and 5 water troughs at each borehole (1 in Gedo region and 4 in Mandera) agro-pastoral villages.
  •  To provide crucial  spare parts to 5 boreholes, 4 in Mandera and 1 in Gedo in order to access quality safe drinking water to both human and livestock.
  • To reduce the cost of water by providing 400 litres of diesel to each of the 5 Boreholes to subsidize water cost for the target communities
  • To build capacities of  NAPAD’s project staff in participatory project monitoring, evaluation and GIS and Right based approaches in project implementation
  • To provide capital equipment, comprising of 2 GPS gadgets to facilitate field data collection for the project.

Project Activities

In order to achieve project targets and expected result the following activities will be executed:

  • Provision of 40 agricultural irrigation pumps with their accessories to 5 riverine villages and 8,000 litres of subsidized fuel to same households. Out of the 5 riverine communities selected each village will get 8 irrigation pumps. The beneficiaries will be selected by the village elders, women leaders, religious leaders and the youth leaders. Each irrigation pump will be used by 10 farmers together. Each of the groups given the pump shall also be given 200 litres of Diesel to run the engine until when they will harvest. After the harvest each farmer will contribute a certain percentage of the harvest to cater for the other seasons’ planting.
  • Provision of 12Kgs of maize and 9kgs of cow pea seeds to each of the 400 farmers. To kick start the project each member of the target farmers will be given the said seeds
  • Provision of 7Kg of fodder grass seeds each of the 400 farmers
  • Provision of spare parts to 5 boreholes and one community water project. The boreholes are the main source of water and it’s managed by a community water management committee. The cost per 20ltr of water is Ksh10 equivalent to $0.12. This is because of the operations and maintenance cost.  There is frequent breakdown of the machine because the water pump runs many hours to provide water for both human and livestock. The catchment community is poor and provision of spare will subsidize the community in terms of water cost.
  • Construct a water storage tank and multiple tap stand pipes to enhance hygienic collection of domestic water
  • Construction of 7 water troughs in 7 boreholes
  • Provision of IGA grants to 200 women petty traders. Will target already existing businesses which will be given a grant to boost the business capital. They will be given entrepreneurship training and record keeping
  • Train 120 riverine cooperative on modern farming techniques and marketing
  • Train 270 riverine farmers on bee farming
  • Train 200 poor women petty traders on business entrepreneurship skills
  • Train 21beneficiaries on primary animal health care and husbandry
  • Train 92pump attendants for Boreholes and irrigation pump sets on operations, maintenances and 54 WASH committee members on management of community water facilities and proper sanitation and hygiene practices.
  • Train NAPAD project staff on areas of participatory M&E and GIS use in M&E and right based approach in project management.

Project Immediate Results

At the end of the project period, the following results are expected to be achieved after the intervention:

  • 400 riverine farmers produce their own subsistence food by utilizing 40 irrigation pump sets with accessories, 4,800 Kgs of maize 3,600kgs cow pea seeds, 2800kgs of fodder grass seeds and 10,000 litres of subsidized fuel donated by the project.
  • Diversification of livelihood through initiation of bee keeping targeting 900 farmers
  • Incidence of water borne diseases reduced by providing safe water, hygienic water collection points, and hygiene training
  • Petty trade in targeted villages and income for 200poor female headed households improved through access to IGA
  • Skills and knowledge on modern farming practices, entrepreneurship, management of community WASH projects, and  project management improved