Habasweni Energy Saving Jiko Women Group would not hide their joy after they received a grant of Ksh. 500,000 from KDRDIP to revamp their business. According to group Chair Habiba Imani Abdi, production had gone low following high costs and poor quality of materials they received following inadequate finances. Habiba said the group business had picked well and the group had big plans to expand their business to benefit more women in the area. Women involved in this business were widows and single mothers. Due to this project the children of these women were able to go to school, get food and medication, said Habiba.
KDRDIP with the support from Project Implementation Support Team (PIST) undertake regular trainings to empower Community Groups with knowledge on how to do business. PISTs are technical experts from the County government on various specialties touching on Agriculture, Trade, Livestock, Social Services, Finance and Accounts. This clip captures entrepreneurship training undertaken by the PIST for Community Groups at Habaswein Ward in Wajir County.
The key objective of the Kenya Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (KDRDIP) Livelihood Programme is to support interventions aimed at improving the productivity of traditional and non-traditional livelihoods; and strengthening the resilience of communities by improving access to technology and equipment, skills and markets, storage and processing infrastructure and financial support.
KDRDIP Livelihood Sub-Components
The Kenya Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (KDRDIP) Livelihoods Programme is divided into two sub-components:
This is Aran Farmer’s Group in Ibrahim Ure Ward, Wajir South as part of their contributions to food security in the arid county using a grant of Ksh. 500,000 from KDRDIP. The group adopted small-scale irrigation scheme to produce vegetables which earns them income of an estimated Ksh. 700 per day. The group sells vegetables to residents in Wajir town.