Sustainable Livelihood project hosted at Baraka Agriculture College is implemented under the outreach department and is aimed at enhancing capacities and resilience of marginalized communities in rural, post conflict settlements in Nakuru, Kenya. It is a three year programme that started in 2019 and runs up to 2022. The programme is funded by Misean Cara and implemented in Kuresoi North (kamara ward) and Njoro (Lare ward) constituencies. Four villages are involved in the implementation of this programme namely twin stream/Kisii Ndogo, Gachorwe/Choronok in Kamara ward, Kilo and Milimani in Lare ward. The programme envisages serving 658 marginalized households in the programme sites for next three years.
Sustainable livelihood programme used a geographical and household approach composed of bottom up, participatory, mentorship and partnership approaches meet its target goals. Activities implemented under this project include; Training and establishment of Kitchen gardens, Water provision, Training on Environmental conservation and Climate resilience.
Target outputs for the programme include;
- Improved food and nutrition security through climate smart and nutrition sensitive agricultural production and productivity improvement
- Increased and sustainable household income and well-being through holistic and diversified income generation activities.
- Increased and sustainable resilience to drought and effects of climate change, and strengthen recovery capacities of the communities.
- Provision of safe drinking water and protection of natural water habitats
Sustainable livelihood project is implemented by a team of five members; Pamela Nasimiyu who is the Principle Investigator, Manfred Miheso is the Programme Manager and 3 community Development facilitators; Sheila Bengo, Josphat Kirui and David Muhunyu.