Livelihood Improvement Project
The Wanzauni Livelihood Improvement Project is implemented by ADS Eastern in partnership with Anglican Board of Mission (ABM), Australia. The project is implemented in Machakos and Makueni Counties and is aimed at increasing rural communities’ resilience to the effects of climate change. To achieve this, a number of interventions addressing issues on Water and sanitation, Agriculture (Crops and Livestock), Capacity building of CBOs, Environmental Conservation and Economic Empowerment are being implemented in Kiangini and Kalawani location, Makueni county and Kyua and Kyawango locations, Machakos County. HIV/AIDS, Child Protection, gender and disability are mainstreamed within the main components of the project. Community members in the project areas have been organized to form Community Based Organizations (CBOs) for ease of operation and to have a structure that will continue coordinating the project activities at the community level upon exit. The CBOs are used as a means to reach out to the larger community members since most of the projects, although coordinated and safeguarded by the CBOs, benefit the whole community members such as Water structures and demonstration of best farming methodologies among other interventions.
The project is in its 2nd phase where two Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Kalawani Progressive CBO (Kalawani location) and MAKAKYA CBO (Kyawango location) have being prepared for phase-out and two other new CBOs have been selected for phase-in in Kiangini location in Kathonzweni Ward in Makueni county and Kyua location in Katangi Ward in Machakos County.