In Moi’s Bridge, a rural location in Uasin Gishu, frail grandmothers have taken over parenting duties after the deaths of able-bodied parents. “At the end of the day, my grandchildren simply want food, they want to attend school, they need drugs…how do I tell them I can’t deliver anymore?” says Minayo, 84 years. We will empower grannies with agribusiness skills, provide them with food baskets while a community outreach program will emphasize behaviour change and reduce further HIV infection.
Training grandmothers on modern farming will sustain their food security and increase their financial prospects and ensure their grandchildren have access to nutritional foods, better shelter, education and a secure environment.
The project hopes to strengthen community safety nets by building strong family structures and empowering 250 vulnerable households through long-term skills-building to ensure poverty and HIV/Aids are both effectively addressed.