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elf Help Africa (SHA) has been operational in Kenya

Current focus of programme work in the country is on

for more than 15 years, and has undertaken a range

seed multiplication for rural communities, on support

of food and livelihood security projects within the Rift

for marginalised and disadvantaged people, and on the

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Valley Province, in that time.

development of renewable energy for rural households.

Programme

Total Budget

Donor

Implementing Partner

Timeframe

Programme Area

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Building Sustainable Livelihoods for households made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS (APHIA plus)

Family Health International (FHI) (USAID)

€€222,000

01-01-12 ­ 30-12-15

See below

Kajiado, Narok, Nakuru, Koibatek, Baringo, Naivasha, Laikipia, Njoro, Gilgil

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Seed System & Bulking in Arid Lands

Irish Aid, Brillig, Brigidine

€ 500,000

01-01-12

See below

Eastern region, Nyanza region, Rift Valley region

Renewable Energy Utilisation For Enhanced Livelihoods

Energy & Environment Partnership (EEP) Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA)

See below

Bomet County

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30-12-14 € 200,000

List of all donors • • • •

Irish Aid DIFD PPA USAID (through FHI) Energy & Environment Partnership (EEP) (Through Southern African Development Bank).

08-10-12 30-10-13

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS FOR HH MADE VULNERABLE BY HIV/AIDS (APHIA PLUS)

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his project is increasing access to economic security initiatives for marginalized, poor and disadvantaged groups (especially those families affected by HIV/

AIDS). It links these groups with opportunities and a range of programmes to strengthen their economic status.

Partners

APHIA plus works with support groups from Kajiado, Narok,

Self Help Africa has memoranda of understanding with a

Nakuru, Koibatek, Baringo, Naivasha, Laikipia, Njoro and

number of partners in Kenya, including Baraka Agricultural

Gilgil. Support groups are being targeted for institutional

College; Kitui Development Centre (KDC); KENFAP.

capacity enhancement through leadership and group

Strategic Partners- Farm Africa; Rheal Solutions and Animal

dynamics training, training in enterprise development and

Draft (potential implementing partners in Nyanza); MicroEnsure; Finlays Beverages; Egerton University; KARI-Njoro and KARI-Kakamega; Equity Foundation; CNFA; Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI); Renewable World.

Overall beneficiaries direct and indirect The Kenya projects work with approximately 2,500 households annually. With an average family size of 6, this means SHA is reaching almost 15,000 people indirectly through our projects.

management. These groups will also receive support through existing extension services. Food security activities include crop production through kitchen garden techniques and the promotion of drought tolerant crop production. Training on enterprise development and management will be offered whereby the support group members will be allowed to choose from a range of enterprises based on their interest and context. These enterprises include dairy goat rearing, local goat breeding, poultry production and rabbit keeping.

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OUR PROGRAMMES

togo

Lake Turkana, (Lake Rudolf)

Chalbi Desert APHIA plus

Renewable Energy Utilisation For Enhanced Livelihoods

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Mt. Kenya Nakuru

Seed System & Bulking in Arid Lands

Nairobi

Mt. Kilimanjaro

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SEED SYSTEM & BULKING IN ARID LANDS

North, Siaya and Rongo Districts in Nyanza region; and Rongai and Molo Districts in Nakuru County in Rift Valley region.

eed is one of the most crucial elements in the

Cassava and sweet potatoes have gained increasing

livelihoods of agricultural communities. The availability

importance due to their role in food security and

of quality seed provides the foundation for food

nutrition and their resistance to drought. Pigeon peas and

security and productivity and is the precursor to crop and food

green grams (described as “food security crops�) are also

diversification.

suitable in the ASAL regions of Eastern Kenya that receive minimal rains throughout the year.

The genetic diversity contained in seeds provides options for crop improvement, as well as choices for farmer adaptation strategies. Seed security (availability, quantity, quality and affordability) is therefore central to agricultural production.. This project supports households in production and bulking of cassava, sweet potatoes vines, green grams and pigeon peas while developing sustainable seed distribution channels that are community-led. The project is being undertaken in Katulani, Migwani and Nzambani Districts in Kitui County in Eastern region; Kisumu

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OUR PROGRAMMES

RENEWABLE ENERGY UTILISATION FOR ENHANCED LIVELIHOODS

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his is a pilot project that will support more than 130 households in five villages to utilise biogas as a domestic fuel source.

In Bomet County, where dairy production is a major livelihood activity, farmers have not exploited this technology due to limited awareness and disposable incomes from the farming activities. Biogas utilization at household level will result in both economic and non-economic improvements. The anticipated economic benefits will include saving cost on fuel, reduction in the amount of wood extraction, increased revenue generation and employment creation within the selected villages. Non-economic benefits will include time saving and reduced

The project is supporting the installation of biogas digesters in 130 households within five villages in Bomet County (Bomet central, Itembe, Mulot, Longisa and Kapkimolwa). Subject to the outcome of this pilot a more extensive project will be prepared in 2014. The Kenya renewable energy pilot follows research that was undertaken into biogas utilization in Kenya, and a resulting confirmation of the potential and demand for this technology. The study identified technical and financial constraints as the main challenges facing the adoption of biogas by households. Biogas technology being an alternative energy source for cooking and lighting, utilizes organic waste produced at the farm to generate gas and other by-products which can be used to improve farming output. Presently, the SHA Kenya team is preparing proposals for the promotion of wind and solar energy in Eastern province.

burden on women and children in collecting fire wood and reduced in-door air pollution. Incomes at household level will also be enhanced through the use of bio-slurry as a substitute for commercial fertilizer on the farms leading to increased food security.

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Self Help Africa Kenya PO Box 2248, Code 20100, Nakura, Kenya Tel. +254 051 2212291

Self Help Africa - Kenya 2013  

A synopsis of Self Help Africa's work in Kenya in 2013

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