Support to Livelihoods 2021-06-25T16:30:04+00:00

Component 3

Kheirat Poultry Farm Dadaab. The group comprises 11 members – 5 men and 6 women. It had existed before KDRDIP started its operations in Dabaad. It received funding from KDRDIP Livelihood program of Ksh 500,000which it used to renovate poultry structures and bought 350- one day old layer-chicks from Thika town. The hens expected to start laying soon. Group Chairman, Siyat Haret Abdi said “the funding has changed the face of our farm, We now have good structures not like before and we expect to expand the project in the near future.

Support to Traditional and Non-Traditional Livelihoods

Abdulahi Sigat, the FAida Facilitating Partner Livelihood specialist with Hidig Women Group at their shop in Nanighi Village, Fafi Sub-cpunty, Garissa County. The group is composed of 23 members all women. It has been in as been in existence before KDRDIP begun operations. The group received funding support from KDRDIP Livelihood program of Ksh. 500,000, which they utilized to stock their mini-Wholesale shop at Nanighi. According to the group Secretary, Awa Modobe Abdi, they group is now the main supplier of food items to the small retail shops in the village. The group makes and the business is growing. “Thank you KDRDIP,” said Awa.

Mr. Philip Emoni, the chairman of Loyal Posho Mill Self-help Group attending to their posho mill in Kakuma, Turkana County. The group with twenty five members received funding from KDRDIP of Kenya shillings 500,000 to improve their business. The money enabled the to purchase maize from Kitale and is currently awaiting a clearance certificate from Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) to commence big-scale milling activities. The group supplies maize flour to local businesses and learning institutions.

Objective

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.