The SPIT-2019 project is an initiative to enable and improve food availability economic status through horticultural production among rural poor widows living with AIDS though drip irrigation powered by solar technology. This project empowers the widows to overcome erratic weather patterns and consistently be able to produce several horticultural crops enough for their health and nutritional requirements with a surplus which they can sell for their economic needs.
Food insecurity has caused increased mortality among rural poor widows living with AIDS. This is due to the inability to achieve the required individual nutritional standards for Anti Retro viral Therapy. This in effect reduces their ability to have improvement in health and to effectively take care of the children in their care. This has caused a high rate of malnutrition in children and very high mortality in children under 5 years of age. lacking food is a key cause of death and poverty.
The project will enable the widows living with AIDS to produce enough horticultural produce to ensure household food security with a surplus for the market to provide money for the family economic needs. The widows will achieve effective nutritional standards for the therapeutic efficiency of Anti Retro viral Therapy hence reducing mortality. solar powered irrigation achieves year round production capacity.
1} The project will enable 225 widows living with AIDS and their families to be food secure and economically stable. 2} The project improves survival rate for 225 widows living with AIDS ensuring that 900 children in their households are cared for. 3} the project inculcates a permanent culture of production, self reliance, economic stability, and environment conservation through agribusiness for 225 widows living with AIDS and their children.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).