Rambira Arise Network Youth Group plans to set up a viable collective small-scale poultry production unit providing a successful example to the community of both enterprise and collective action to improve the deteriorating living conditions of 100 vulnerable women, teen mothers, girl- child headed households and their families through training on poultry farming skills, sales and marketing, financial literacy and provision of equipment for poultry keeping in Rambira location western Kenya.
Poverty has led to rampant sex work among women and orphaned girls leading to high infection rate of HIV,teen pregnancies and school dropout.Most of these women and girls lost their husbands and parents to HIV and AIDS which is high in the area, they practice sex for fish and money with the mobile fishing population which have identified by Kenya Modes of Transmission Report(MOT 2008) as one of the most at risk population.The project will provide them with an alternative livelihood to sex work.
The project will capacity built the women, teen mothers and girl-child headed household through training on rural poultry, brooder use, sales and marketing and entrepreneurship skills.They will also be trained on group formation and dynamics,put into 5 groups of 20 people each, construct a chicken coop to each group ,purchase and distribute 500 indigenous chickens ,feeds ,medicines ,vaccines ,feeders, drinkers, egg trays and a brooder to each group.They will be mentored on poultry keeping.
The project will target 100 women, teen mothers and girl-child headed household and their families with the aim to achieve an improved sustainable standard of living for target group and their families, and increase supplies of local chicken food in the markets hence alleviating them from poverty which led them to harmful practices such as sex work.It is anticipated that over 500 people will directly benefit from this project.The community members will learn from the project.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).