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Help HIV/AIDS affected families in Kenya

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Vozoli Horticultural Self Help Group

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

We strive to ensure all those who are disadvantaged in life are taken care of. We have planned and implemented a number of projects within the community which are geared towards the socio-economic empowerment of marginalized and vulnerable people.

Past and current projects include a dairy project, a local poultry commercialization project, rabbit keeping and vegetable growing. The objective is to empower families economically so that they can improve their health, and also to develop a food security strategy among the families. The surplus produce is sold thus increasing income.

It is through these projects that the group has been able to support 20 HIV/AIDS infected families with a total of 100 people, and 50 families who look after an average of 5 orphans. Each of these families receive nutritional help, clothing and school fees on an annual basis.

Vulnerable children and HIV/AIDS infected people require a dietary package and a steady constant income to help them buy drugs and other necessities.

Because of our limited resources we are unable to help many deserving cases within the community. Our target was to reach 200 HIV/AIDS hosting families and 100 families looking after vulnerable children.

What is your project and how will it help?

The Sabatia Economic Support project is an initiative of the Vozoli Hort group.

The project is supported by the community. It aims to improve the socio-economic status of the marginalized and disadvantaged in the community. The project is designed so that each participating family is trained in entrepreneurship skills and is helped with credits/inputs that will enable him/her to start up a business.

We intend to train 200 people in entrepreneurship and assist them to start businesses. Each family will be given an advance of a maximum of Ksh 20,000/=(USD250) together with horticultural inputs and one dairy cow. This money is seed money which is to be returned at 5% interest per year. For the sustainability of the project, each member will be required to contribute Ksh 100(USD1.25)on a monthly basis. This money will accumulate to meet recurrent expenditure. Thus each member is expected to pay the principal amount plus interest and the monthly contribution. It is expected that by the end of the year the first loans will be repaid and the seed money recovered will be loaned to other deserving cases in the community. Thus the money will revolve among the marginalized and vulnerable in the community. It is thus through these that the HIV/AIDS infected and OVC’s hosting families will be empowered socially and economically and will be able to meet their basic needs.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

The success of the project is dependent on a number of things which includes availability of finance required to make loans, horticultural inputs(seed, fertilizers and pesticides)a pedigree dairy cow and capacity building skills in entrepreneurship. We are therefore requesting partnership in all the above aspects.

Please detail the resources that you need.

Summary Budget

10 pedigree dairy cows @Ksh150,000 = Ksh 1,500,000 200 seed money @ksh20,000 = Ksh 4,000,000 Training materials = Ksh 100,000 Facilitator fees = Ksh 20,000 Local travel = Ksh 10,000 Office stationary = Ksh 5,000

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Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Kenya

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Children, youth and family welfare; all (5)




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