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Kwa Kaloki sand dam, Kenya-water
In the rural Ukamba area of eastern Kenya lack of resilience to climate change has resulted in deep poverty in many communities. The Anglican Development Services-Eastern (ADSE) is working with the poorest communities in the Machakos and Makueni counties to address the causes of poverty from many different angles. To provide reliable water supplies sand dams are being built along nearby rivers to provide regular water in the dry summer months.
Training in improved farming and livelihood methods is bringing significant changes in the communities eg., drought tolerant seeds, seed ‘banks’, drip filter irrigation, improved fertilisation methods, organic farming, market gardens, fish and bee-keeping, goat and chicken-raising, and energy saving stoves. Communities are being empowered, learning to build on their strengths, and moving out of poverty.
KE001IC – Sustainable Livelihoods Program needs $140,000 in 2015 (tax-deductible)
|This project receives partial funding from the Australian Government.|
HOW TO DONATE
You can make an online donation to this project by selecting Kenya: Sustainable Livelihoods Program from the full project list.
Alternatively, for donations by cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia), telephone or email, view contact details here. Please don’t forget to include the project name and/or code with your payment details.
Of One Heart and Mind
This 10 minute video describes how the food security and integrated community development work being undertaken by the Anglican Church in Eastern Kenya is transforming lives in rural communities. The video links the Millennium Development Goals to real activities happening at the community level.
Newsletter from Anglican Development Services Kenya
Read about climate change adaptation in ADS Kenya’s August Newsletter