Empower 220 Women in Kenya With $20 for 2 Chicken Project Report.
By Sharleen Sein - Project Leader
Since the rise of Covid - 19 infections in Nairobi, Kenya early last year (2020), the dynamics of our project activities changed to ensure that all the project enforcers and members were not exposed to contracting the deadly virus. Previously, HiH EA project
enforcers used to hold capacity building forums where our project members would convene and they would get trained on how to start and operate poultry enterprises, how to save and invest the money they make from these enterprises and also get incentives like
water tanks to ease implementing of their poultry enterprises.
Currently, due to Covid - 19, project enforcers and members cannot convene physically for these capacity building & training forums. Hence HiH EA re-strategized the project activities to accommodate the current world happenings. The new strategy involves our
project enforcers purchasing improved mature indigenous chicken at local markets in the area and giving two of these chicken to each project member. This will facilitate ease of starting up poultry enterprises thus enabling the 220 women to be able to sustain
and improve their livelihoods as well as that of their children. Hopefully in future since we have not yet achieved our set goal for this project, HiH EA will be able to include purchasing of feeds like layer's mash to give to the members.
Enjoy the picture above of our project member showing us her improved mature indigenous chicken!
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Nov 30, 2020
By Rita Ruigi - Project Leader
This year has been a challenging one in terms of project implementation.Covid-19 has changed the dynamics of social meetings. Our community in Sotik is no different .The Covid-19 infections started in Nairobi the capital city but have now rapidly spread to the rural areas. It is here that HiH EA identified the gap in information especially to rural communities .We decided to first respond to the needs of the people through information sharing campaign and hand washing stations in markets and public spaces. The photos show HiH EA distributing tanks and also training on hand washing.
Looking forward, we still have not met our target to enable us implement the project to completion .We are still fundraising for the project and we encourage support from all quarters to enable the project to create Sustainable livelihoods for 220 farmers along the poultry value chain in Sotik sub-County, Kenya. We implore your support through the following channels .
To donate using various platforms you can access the project page above on GlobalGiving and you will find several options. To donate via Mpesa use the following:
Select Paybill from Mpesa
Enter the M-changa Business number 891300
Enter the account number which is the project ID number(GG44082)
Enter the amount you propose to give
Enter your Mpesa Pin
Confirm all the details are correct and click send
You will receive a confirmation message.
The campaign will run in the month of December but to enable HiH EA be eligible for match funds kindly let us donate on Tuesday 1st December 2020
Thank you for supporting HiH EA
Jul 14, 2020
By Rita Ruigi - Project Leader
It has been an unpredictable few months around the world, in Kenya and in Bomet where our project is domiciled, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our communities have been working towards survival from day to day. When the first cases of Covid-19 were reported in Kenya on 13th March 2020, it was shocking and most businesses and individuals went into panic mode. Due to government regulations movement was restricted .The immediate need identified among our small holder farmers between April and June was the need for information pertaining to COVID-19. Our field officers were affected by the cessation of movement regulations but kept in touch with the communities through giving credible information on Covid-19 .The information pack included Symptoms of the disease, how to minimize the spread of the disease and what to do incase one suspected they had the disease. That was the ongoing concern during the first three months: The protection of lives before livelihoods.
In the coming month we plan to resume training for our poultry project .We plan to pair Covid-19 sensitization on the ground with the implementation of our project .We already have a partner who will help with technical support in terms of training and market linkage in poultry farming. Projecting on the next few months, prices of agricultural produce will be high as we approach the festive season and thus we plan to empower our farmers to make more money during this period from their Poultry sales.
We are still fundraising for the project and we encourage support from all quarters to enable the project to create Sustainable livelihoods for 220 farmers along the poultry value chain in Sotik sub-County, Kenya