The savings culture was also promoted to address the dependency with most PWD able to raise their self-esteem and deal with the stigma inherent in them and community. The training on managing income generating activities profitably and sustainably enabled the PWDs saves between 50 to 100 Kenya shillings per week. To date, 1.2 million Kenya shillings savings has been mobilised in a period of 2 years. The management established a revolving fund with a capital of kshs 400,000 to support the credit facilities of PWDs. The PWDs can access between 5,000 to 10,000 shillings to start or boost existing individual IGAs at 1% per month. As total of kshs 260,000 has been advanced to 53 PWDs. Building livelihoods through microenterprises for vulnerable households is one of the remarkable ideas for developing sustainability, improving household incomes and creating jobs in this poorest villages of rural areas in Kenya. Training and sensitization campaigns avenues are targeted on addressing stigma and discrimination of PWD in the society ‘…those that are trained would then form peer group that scale up the campaigns among their peers and supplements the exchange visits between the groups’. Enrolling to groups has also facilitated networking them with National Councils for persons with disability (NCPWD) access wheelchair, walking sticks, sewing machines and trainings. The council has sponsored one of the PWD kid’s education, approved a grant of 100,000 Kenya shillings for a group’s income generating activity.
$0.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
Campaign has ended
The raised funds from Wezesha project
is used to finance income generating activities initiative support in beekeeping, poultry and goat rearing to 9 groups of PWD.
Those groups engaged in poultry received 20 hens per group; start-up layers were paired with indigenous vegetable seedlings and fertilizer to use droppings for garden vegetable farming.
The improved hens were equally to feed on kales from the garden vegetable farm. The groups engaged in goat rearing received 2 goats each, vegetable seedling and fertilizer. The manure from the goats was to be used for the garden farming. Nine (9) groups received each 3 beehives paired with seedling capital to establish fruit/tree nursery as a source of pollen and group alternative income from sale of the seedlings to the community members.