Equipping of Kamurio Borehole

Equipping of Kamurio Borehole The local community had persistent water scarcity for decades due to lack of a permanent water source. This was further exacerbated by rapid loss of   water from the few water sources (i.e. surface runoff and seasonal streams) resulting from excessive evaporation due to high temperatures and poor   recharge of the only seasonal spring in the area.  Kamurio and other areas in Akoret Division had to be put under water trucking during dry spells.   However, the area was hard to access for water trucks/bowsers due to remoteness and treacherous access roads from the nearest accessible borehole in   Chemolingot, 44 km away. Read more


Chengoni integrated food security project

Chengoni integrated food security project The project area is one of the driest parts of Kwale County, with highly erratic and poorly distributed rainfall. The community traditionally relied on rain-
 fed agriculture, which more often than not ended up either in total crop failure or meagre harvests that wouldn’t last more than a month. Most
 households were under the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) programme jointly funded by the Kenya Government and World Food
 Programme to cushion them against severe food insecurity. Read more 


Keeping needy students in school with food-for-fees

Food-for-fees Severe droughts contribute to high school dropout rates in arid and semi-arid areas, disrupting learning and affecting access, equity and retention. Cases of
 children from vulnerable households dropping out due to lack of fees increase during drought periods as household purchasing power dwindles. Support in
 form of school fees subsidies is one of the recommended interventions in the education sector. It is against this backdrop that the NDMA, through
 European Union support, initiated the food-for-fees initiative. Read more


Provision of livestock feed supplements
Livestock feeds Livestock production is the main economic activity in ASAL’s. 60% of the livestock population in Kenya are reared in the region, employ approximately   90%  of the local population and contribute over 80% of the household cash income. The 2016 short rains (October-November-December) delayed for two
 to four weeks in most counties. This was the third consecutive poor/below normal rains season between 2015 and 2016. The poor rainfall performance
 caused deterioration of vegetation cover, which exacerbated the negative impact of the July and October 2016 drought. Read more  


Livestock slaughter destocking 
Livestock slaughter destocking Slaughter destocking was carried out from July 2016 to November 2017 to salvage livestock that had lost commercial value due to poor body condition.   The activity also put value on animals that would have died due to the increasing severity of the drought. 
The meat from the slaughtered livestock was   distributed among poor and vulnerable households to improve their nutritional status. Read more