When an emergency happens, it causes people to lose their homes, they lose security for themselves and their belongings and the dignity that comes from having privacy.
They also lose one of their largest assets in terms of household income and livelihoods. AINK supports communities to house themselves again. This support can involve a wide range of interventions – from supporting actions in the planned camps for example in Nakuru and Eldoret-following Ethnic Clashes in 2007/2008 and in Tana River and Garissa Counties following the floods in early 2018 and distributing basic shelter materials, to repairing or constructing temporary shelters for example temporary learning Spaces(TLS) or community buildings, or providing water, drainage and access roads-using cash for work initiatives.
In 2017, Aid the Needy Kenya improved food security and protect livelihoods for several households. With support from Barmherzgkeit Austria, we vent into the value chain addition to enable small-holder farmers mainly women to provide them with better prices for their farm produce.
We targeting sweet potato farmers in Rachuonyo and banana farmers. with value addition, these farmers escaped exploitation from the middle business men commonly reffed to as brokers. These farmers had previously suffered losses due to tensions caused by post election violence of 2007/2008 due to the disputed Presidential Elections the elections.
Women and Children being most vulnerable at that time, we sort our support of Aidlink Ireland to provide them with emergency food and eventually funds to restock and establish new farms. The scaling up took place with in 2017 to ensure they access coordinated marketing and earn value from their toil. The situation at the end of 2007 was appalling, many people could not afford food, water or toileting facilities. With the common effort of the Police, we reached many with support to have shelter, food and medication.