ADSE ALL PROJECTS SNAPSHOT
WHO WE ARE (ADSE)?
ADSE is a Faith based local non-governmental organization of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) serving Machakos, Kitui, Makueni and Garissa Diocese and has been in existence for the last 34 years and is working in 5 counties (Machakos, Kitui, Makueni, Garissa and Wajir) in Kenya. The organization begun as Christian Community Services (CCS) in 1987.
A vibrant organization transforming communities to enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods.
To transform communities through participatory approaches and Godly Principles for quality life.
- Food Security
- Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
- Environmental Conservation and Climate Change
- Child Protection and Safeguarding.
- Community Health and Nutrition.
To enhance sustainability, ADSE, formed a subsidiary company known as Anglicare Limited as a social enterprise to mitigate/reduce social problems or/ a market failure and generate social value while operating with a financial discipline, innovation and determination of a private sector business. The company has specific social objectives that serve its primary purpose of maximizing profits while maximizing benefits to society and the environment
So far Anglicare has initiated projects like Supply of General goods and services, Tents and Chairs Hire and opening up Bakery business among other planned interventions that it is constituted to undertake.
Overview of Integrated Livelihood Improvement (ILIP) project
The project is funded by Transform Aid International (TAI), working with community members to develop lasting solutions to their poverty. We believe in empowering people, so the project begin by setting up community-based organizations (CBO), where community members can receive training and resources to start making changes in their own lives. The community members also work with our local partners/government/counties to develop holistic community plans, which begins with them identifying the root causes of their poverty and then mapping out the best ways of addressing them. Local people are then involved in delivering these changes and creating the opportunities they need to thrive.
The project aims at improving living conditions for 35,844 people in Kitui and Machakos counties in Lower Eastern Kenya by June 2023, through capacity building initiatives and support towards diversifying their income sources, increasing water access and food security, improving hygiene and sanitation, environmental and natural resource management and establishment of functional and all-inclusive community-based structures.
Overview of Garissa Integrated Livelihood Improvement(GLIP) project
The project is funded by Transform Aid International (TAI) ,working with community members to develop lasting solutions to their poverty. We believe in empowering people, so the project begin by setting up community-based groups, where community members can receive training and resources to start making changes in their own lives. The community members also work with our local partners/government/counties to develop holistic community plans, which begins with them identifying the root causes of their poverty and then mapping out the best ways of addressing them. Local people are then involved in delivering these changes and creating the opportunities they need to thrive.
The overall goal of the project is to improve the living conditions of the 5095 people of Sankuri ward in Balambala Sub County Garissa County by June 2021,through the established all-inclusive and organized community structures, improved knowledge, skills, technology transfer and marketing of agriculture and livestock units leading to sustainable farming systems and household incomes. Installations and rehabilitation of water structures at community level leading to increased access to water and reduced distances to water points for domestic, irrigation and livestock use. Hygiene and sanitation awareness and provision of hygiene materials leading to reduced prevalence on diseases and containment of the spread of Covid-19 among the target community.
Overview of Integrated Livelihood Improvement (LIP) project
Since 2009 Anglican Board of Mission (ABM) has been working in partnership with the Anglican Development Services Eastern (ADSE) to improve the livelihoods of the most vulnerable communities, making them more resilient to the effects of climate change and strengthening community institutions in Machakos (Kyua) and Makueni (Kiangini) counties ;also working closely with the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) in strengthening Anglican communities in their faith, especially amongst the children and youth.
To increase water accessibility and safe hygiene environments in the target areas by June 2022.
To increase crop and livestock productivity by June 2022.
To enhance the capacity of the two Community-based organisations (CBOs) to conserve the environment by June 2022.
To increase household income in the target areas by June 2022.
To increase the two CBO members knowledge on cross-cutting issues affecting the society for improved community cohesion and enhancement of service delivery by June 2022.
Overview of the Integrated Food Security (IFS) project #BROT
The project goal is to have improved Food Security and Livelihoods for 22,288 community members in Mbitini, Mavindini and Kibauni Wards in Lower Eastern Kenya.(July 1st 2018 -June 30th 2021.)#Machakos,Makueni & Kitui (july 2021-June 2024)
Overview of the KCDMS project,(March 2020-Aug 2021)#USAID
The Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems activity (KCDMS) is a five-year USAID funded project designed to increase agricultural production and reduce poverty and malnutrition in Kenya by spurring competitive, inclusive, and resilient market systems in the horticulture and dairy sectors. The project goal is to roll out a Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health approved nutrition training curriculum in combination with the KCDMS-developed nutrition messaging to existing KCDMS beneficiaries through a capacity strengthening cascade model that will enhance adoption of dietary practices aimed at improving nutritional outcomes. ADSE Partners with KCDMS partners and grantees in target counties (Kitui, Makueni and Taita Taveta) to identify groups to be trained and develop a final training plan with a target of reaching 40,000 farmers.
Overview of Kinder not HLife (KNH) project # The Self Help Group Approach
The Self Help Group Approach, is a development approach meant to empower the very poor in the Mbooni Sub County, Kithungo, Kitundu ward economically, socially and politically. The approach seeks to promote the enjoyment of human rights for all at community level, especially women, vulnerable and marginalized persons. It focuses more on poor women and their children and then broadens its focus to entire household/ community. Every human being has a God given potential and what he/she requires is good environment and facilitation to allow such individual unleash such potential. This is achieved through organizing them into small manageable groups (e.g. 15 – 20 members). The peoples’ institutions are made through the following pillars; Economical, Social and Political.
This is achieved through empowerment. The program will run for 6 years and will see 90 to 100 Self Help groups 8-10 clusters and 1 federation formed.
Overview of Green Business Project
The green business project is funded by Welthungerhilfe (WHH) through ADS Kenya and implemented by ADSE in Makueni County .The project aims at creating opportunities for 650 young people and women in rural Kenya (Kibwezi East and West Sub counties in Makueni County) by taking them for a green skills technical training, mentorship programmes, internships and jotting them into the job market to either garner self-employment or become employed in different sectors as per the skills gained. Some of the green skills aims at reducing current skills mismatch by ensuring that graduates are employable in marketable trades. The skills are inclusive of; post-harvest loss reduction, nutrition and food security, and value addition. The trainings will also include financial literacy, social life skills and group dynamics as per the project design
Overview of AgriFI Kenya Climate Smart Agricultural Productivity Project (AgriFI Kenya CS APP) #EU
- AgriFI Kenya Climate Smart Agricultural Productivity Project (CS APP) is co funded by the Government of Kenya and the European Union under the AgriFI Development Programme.
- It is implemented by the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KARLO) in collaboration with its partners.
- The overall goal of CS APP is to strengthen productive, climate adapted and market integrated small holder agriculture with the aim of reducing national food deficit and improving the sector competitiveness.
- ADSE is among the sub grantees of the AgriFI CSAPP from April 2019-April 2022
- ADSE is upscaling the 3 new high yielding green gram varieties (Karembo, Biashara and Ndengu Tosha) in selected sub counties of Machakos and Kitui Counties
- ADSE is Upscaling 2 new grain amaranth varieties (terere smart and katgold) for improved nutrition, food security and incomes among smallholder farmers in machakos and makueni counties
- ADSE is using both technology transfer and commercialization model to achieve the project goal (Demonstration and commercial plots)
Overview of Water Kenia project#GERMANY
This is a Germany funded program dubbed Water for Kenia, the goal of the Project is to undertake;
- Roof water harvesting in primary schools in Kalawa ward in Makueni county
- Tree nursery establishment and tree planting in schools to conserve environment
- Environmental conservation through construction of energy saving Jikos in school
- Water conservation through construction of sand dams
Overview of USAID 4BH project#USAID
This is a PEPFAR USAID funded project dubbed USAID 4Better Health, the goal of the Project is to improve the quality of life of 15,006 Orphan & Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their families by providing greater access to and uptake of quality health and social services in Makueni, Kitui & Machakos Counties through the following:
- Increased Targeted Services for HIV Exposed, Infected, and Affected OVC
- Increased Economic Stability of Households to Care and Protect OVC
- Strengthened Capacity of Local Systems and Structures to Support OVC Services.