- Severe drought has hit northern Kenya and so many children are being mal-nourished and many perishing and through the kitchen gardens you will make the families more resilient to drought and reduce the number of deaths. - The project will help provide household food security to 10 most vulnerable families. - This are child mothers who have no other sources of income aged 15 - 25 years - Training in Kitchen Gardening and provision of seeds, tools and equipments to 10 households.
-The current food insecurity situation experienced at household level is attributed to prolonged drought situation besides low livestock herd sizes that was occasioned after the recent prolonged drought period.
-Skipping meals, sharing of relief food, purchasing food on credit and consuming cheaper foods, which is an indication of serious food shortages at household level.
-Lack of skills in kitchen gardening and tools for gardening.
- Reduce current food insecurity situation and provide training skills; seeds and water tank to most affected households.
- It will help most vulnerable households not to skip meals and reduce dependency on food aid.
- It will ensure food security at household level both for the family and surplus to sale and take care of other needs
- The provision of training in kitchen gardening and tools to work with will reduce the number of most vulnerable households during this drought period and beyond.
- It will help in increasing resilience to drought while reducing vulnerability to drought will increased capacity to produce own food crops for household consumption.
Severe drought situation in Northern Kenya Region