The objective of the Support to Traditional and Non-Traditional Livelihoods subcomponent of KDRDIP is to increase productivity. It aims at improving lives of pastoralists/agro-pastoralists through enhancing the production and productivity of livestock (goats, camels, cattle, and poultry) and dry-land farming with emphasis on rebuilding pastures.
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 is a Government of Kenya project funded by the World Bank to support vulnerable members among the communities hosting refugees in Wajir, Garissa and Turkana Counties.