Lwend patriotic Women

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the project is looking into a permanent source through which food needs of the target group can be catered for.

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LPW has been involved in HIV/AIDS programming in Sana West Sub – County since early 2017. Currently LPW supports HBC for OVC and PLWHIV in Suna West reaching approximately 500 people/year providing holistic care and support such as, education, health care, material support, psychosocial support, legal protection, economic empowerment, food security and nutritional support and capacity building
This Project will continue to raise awareness and promote knowledge about risk factors and holistic COVID-19 adoption strategies.

a.) Improved food security:-
Suna West is a sub-county that is prone to natural disasters, suffering from both extreme droughts to heavy rainfalls. As a result, the food supply situation in Suna remains precarious. Therefore the project is looking into a permanent source through which food needs of the target group can be catered for. As such an irrigation system is designed to irrigate horticultural crops (vegetables, onions, capsicum and tomatoes). The crops are high grade rich in Vitamins and other minerals that could help to alleviate micro-nutrients deficiencies found among the vulnerable. The project targets 30 individual households who have an established kitchen garden, but has not been productive since they only rely of the rain which in most cases not adequate. The selected beneficiaries will have been previously trained in agriculture production and will have shown an interest in kitchen gardening.
The project will avail drip-kits, certified vegetable seeds, knapsack, drugs for pesticides and disease control. The proceeds from this investment will continue to flow back to the 30 hhs on a permanent basis. Agriculture has the technical experts in both livestock and crops.
The cooperation from the ministry officials will be critical to the success of the proposed food crop production initiatives, handling, and marketing. The technology will be simple able to be replicated and maintained by the beneficiaries.

b.) Agribusiness:
The project will buy cereals during harvesting season, store in already accured food store owned by a women group at Namba Koloo Centre and sell at affordable prices during scarcity to control outside movement to middlemen. The store will eliminate post-harvest losses and exploitation of small scale farmers by the middle men who give lower prices during bumper harvest, create scarcity and then sell exorbitantly to the same community. Post-harvest losses contribute significantly to food insecurity in the country. Grain farmers face a number of challenges after harvesting their crop including lack of storage for their produce. This, in large part, will facilitate asset creation among households, enabling them to better cope with food stress while satisfying other basic household needs and give poor parents/guardians an effective incentive to send their children to school. With the already acquired food store, the cooperative will be uniquely placed to fulfill the current untapped market demand for food produce. The group also practice own cereal productions, whereby individuals with an extra shamba voluntarily give to the group for a season or two. They will be supported with certified seeds and fertilizers for better production. they will not only market to the community members but also to schools within who will give them better prices, the income received from the sales are divided amongst the group members according to the shares one has and part of the dividend is ploughed back for continuity.
The organization targets a scale-up for 30 households who shown their interest in running the business

c.) Small scale businesses:
The overall project idea is to improve the well-being of women and their families; to introduce a Revolving Loan Fund, through an inbuilt savings mobilization schemes to answer such identified credit needs for women and grandmothers. When women generate and control their own income, they gain a level of power that means they can make decisions independently on personal, household and community needs and reduce gender based violence as well. They can pay for healthcare, food and nutrition and command more respect at home and in the community. It is on this basis that Saving and Internal Lending Group (SILG) is emerging as viable innovation of assisting women and grandmothers to learn and acquire skills that can help them lead a productive and rewarding life. The basic principle of the SILG system is that members self-select into groups for the purposes of saving and lending. The uniqueness of the innovation strategy is that it’s different from microfinance institutions and commercial banks where the interest is higher and only benefits the shareholders/bank owners while the scheme will benefit the group members directly. In addition, marginalized women have few assets that can be secured by a bank as collateral.
The borrowed money is paid back with interest, causing the fund to grow. The regular savings contributions to the group are deposited with an end date in mind for distribution of all or part of the total funds (including interest earnings) to the individual members, usually on the basis of a formula that links payout to the amount saved. This lump sum distribution provides a large amount of money that each member can then apply to his/her own needs.
The loans allow the members to meet their small, short-term financial needs for income generating activities, social obligations and emergencies without having to borrow from a money lender, take an expensive supplier advance, or rely on their relatives.
This offers a tremendous boost to social security. After the principle amount has been recovered others members can as well be loaned. At the end of the year they graduate and share out the interest gained on savings and interest gained on loans.

The project is targeting 150 household who will be able to borrow and save to improve on their small scale businesses hence improved livelihood. Since the emergence of COVID 19 their SILG groups stalled, therefore we seek to boost them so that they can get money to start them off in their various businesses and thereby enabling savings.
LPW is therefore seeking financial support of US$ 40,000 approximately (KShs.4, 000, 000) from partner .The project is proposed to be implemented within six month starting on October 2020 and ending on September 2021.

Target country

Kenya

Project type

  • Alleviation

Support needed

  • Raising capital

What we need help with

LPW is therefore seeking financial support of US$ 40,000 approximately (KShs.4, 000, 000) from partner .The project is proposed to be implemented within six month starting on October 2020 and ending on September 2021.

Best way to get in touch

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Project status

  • Just started