Amid all this the importance of food security at household level cannot be measured and the kitchen gardens have helped most housholds not to go hungry. As HODI we are currently working with 20 more villages to upscale the practice and as one mother narrated. At times all you need is to be shown what to do and they can do do it on their own. Mama Amina, was never trained as she saw other women doing it then she started her own garden. As the rest of the areas was dry and just shelled off her garden was green with vegetables. The rainfall received in Marsabit central amounted to 7.5 mm. Drought has started to kick in and at a slow pace and already the response interventions were launched with several activities ongoing to cushion vulnerable households.
This is just the begining and as we approach 2015 we plan to set up 1000 shamba HODI's in Marsabit Central and our target is to train 200 women leaders from the villages to train 50 women each. We are grateful for teh support we received through your donations and we will provide an update on the progress of our project.
It has started raining and its time now to harvest some rain water for the dry season and planting of 1000 Shamba HODI's.
We have struggled with communication and keeping you updated on our progress. As the connection went from bad to worse the number of girls in our programs increasely immensely. Thanks to your generous contribution as HODI we have covered more grounds and reached more girls. One such girl is Ntarisa who struggled in her personal life with no father and a sick mother but she has made it in life. Your generous support has seen her make it in life and even be a role model to other younger girls. This August for the first time ever we will be holding the first ever Horn of Africa Cup in Marsabit to help break the silence on violence against girls and also our boys will be shooting to score not to kill. We look forward to a greater partnership with you all. Thank you again!!
Thank you for we have more girls engaged than ever before!
By Fatuma A. Adan - Project Leader
Ntarisa in Brazil
In the recent past we struggled with communication and keeping you up to date on our progress. As the connection went from bad to worse the number of girls increased immensely day in day out. This is greatly due to your generous contribution as HODI we have covered more ground and reached more girls. One such girls is Ntarisa who struggled in her life and education with no father and a sick mother. The only choice she had was marriage but she defied the odds and is now a role model to many more younger girls and she travelled to share her experience in Brazil during the World Cup, thanks to your donations!
This August for the first time ever we are holding the 1st ever Horn of Africa Cup to help break silence on violence against girls and the boys will shoot to score not to kill and we look forward to generous donations.