Ministry of State for Planning, National Development
and Vision 2030
Southern Nyanza Community Development Project (SNCDP)
Community Empowerment Component
Aim of the Component:
The aim of the component is to help communities assume responsibility for their own development activities. It undertakes Participatory Rural Appraisals (PRAs); development of Community Action Plans (CAPs); and identification of new Planning Areas. The component activities are implemented by Ministry of Gender and Social Services staff at the project District.
There is an increased awareness levels, literacy and improved local governance
Primary Health Care Component
Aim of the Component:
The component’s activities aim at improving the delivery of community based Primary Health Care, access to Primary Health Care Services and promotion of Health Awareness and Health Seeking Behavior including improved care, treatment and mitigation support for people living with HIV/AIDs and improved nutritional practices. The component activities are implemented by Ministry of Public Health staff at the project District
Domestic Water Supply Component
Aim of the Component:
Waterborne diseases including typhoid are second only to malaria as major causes of morbidity.
The Domestic water Supply component therefore seeks to address the output of improving community access to safe domestic water. Water is also made available for livestock use. The project is now in the process of designing micro-irrigation projects in readiness for support in 2010-2011 Financial year
Some of the major achievements of the component include the successful completion of the following:
1. Drilling and equipping of a total of 19 new boreholes. Some high yielding boreholes such as Saroche in Homabay (Ndhiwa), Mkioraga in Suba, and Agolo Muok in Migori (Nyatike) have been earmarked for upscaling into solar powered piped schemes.
2. Rehabilitation of 3 boreholes, all in Migori (Nyatike). These boreholes had long broken down and had been installed with obsolete handpumps. They are now fully operational and serving the community.
3. Construction of 21 dams and pans across the project districts throughout the region. Rongabi dam in Kuria West District has been used to boost tobacco production through the development of tobacco nurseries. It serves two locations and provides a permanent source of water for humans and livestock throughout the year.
4. Protection of 41 springs in Nyamira and Kuria districts. The protected springs have an improved flow and have night storage to reduce congestion as well as conflicts during collection. Nyamatuta spring in Nyamira and Gesagenge spring in Kuria have been earmarked for gravitation to serve a wider area.
5. Construction of 10 shallow wells in Kuria and Nyamira. Thses are fitted with simple hand pumps which are easy to maintain. Kowidi shallow well in Nyamira serves a community straddling two districts in the drier months.
Supply and installation of 103 roof catchment tanks at selected public institutions including schools and Divisional headquarters. The tanks in the schools have been used to train pupils on hygiene as well as provide clean drinking water to pupils and teachers during school hours. This provides for better learning. In Gingo Secondary school and Abura Primary School, the water is used to support school feeding programmes
Agriculture & Livestock Component
Aim of the Component:
The aim of the component is to improve food security, nutrition, income levels and employment of the poor by increased agricultural production and income generating enterprises through technology transfer and extension. The component activities are implemented by Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Livestock staff at the project District
The component has distributed 2259 improved Kenbro bird breeds for demonstration and breeding purposes. These are fast growing poultry breeds used to upgrade the local birds. The benefits accruing include increased egg production, improved egg quality in terms of size and higher market prices for birds where improved birds fetch between Ksh350and Ksh600 while the local bird prices average between Ksh150- KSh300. 2560 households have benefited.
Vaccination of local birds. The project has supported vaccination of 523,024 local chicken to reduce mortalities due to new castle disease infections. The result has been an increase in flock sizes and increased income for farmers. 26151 households have benefited from the vaccination campaigns
Promotion of bee keeping. 611 langstroth bee hives have been distributed to farmers and groups. Farmers appreciate the benefits of the technology and so far have purchased an additional 381 hives. The farmers have so far harvested over 26,000 Kg of honey worth approximately Ksh10.4 million.
Promotion of high value goat breeds: The project has supported distribution of 79 breeding bucks and 86 breeding does. A total of 1559 offspring have been kidded. Framers have reported benefits in terms of increased growth rates and higher market prices for the improved offspring. From the pure goat breeds farmers are able to get upto 5 litres of milk per day thus contributing to better household nutrition and incomes
Upscaling of acreage under drought tolerant crops:
The project has supported distribution of 1045 bags (1,045,000 cuttings) of cassava cuttings translating to establishment of 261 acres for multiplication. This has translated into establishment of 9880 acres of cassava through out the project districts. This has been aimed at replacement of mosaic infested fields. Farmers have reported benefits in terms of increased yields from the clean fields
874 bags of sweet potato have bee distributed to farmers establishing 146 acres for multiplication. 828 acres have been put under sweet potato as a result. The benefits is expansion of income generation and food security options for the farmers. A number of collection centres have been established in Kuria indicating that sweet potato is becoming a major cash crop in the district as a result of the promotion efforts.
The project has supported distribution of 453,195 pineapple suckers for establishment of about 30 acres for multiplication of planting materials. Benefits include adoption of the enterprise especially in Kuria, Suba, Nyamira, and Homa bay. About 700 acres are under pineapple to date.
Rural Finance Sub Component
Aim of the Sub Component:
The sub component aims to develop an innovative means through which financial services can be availed to rural households engaging in income generating activities. The component covers three pilot districts namely: Suba; Kuria and Migori Districts. The component activities are implemented by a contracted service provider K-Rep Development Agency.
So far Seven (7) Community Financial Services Associations ( CFSAs) have been established which can be referred as community banks .These are piloted in the original larger districts of Kuria , Migori and Suba The CFSA formed are Masaba, Mabera and Kehancha in Kuria East District; Sori and Muhuru Bay in Nyatike District ; Sindo and Magunga in Suba District. All of them are Division based.
Currently the shareholding stands at 4600 members comprising 2210 Females, 2090 Males and 300 groups with
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