Kenya Red Cross/Amiran Collaborative IFSL Kibwezi Water Project, Kibwezi, Kenya


Kibwezi TreeKenya Red Cross/Amiran Collaborative IFSL Kibwezi Water Project, Kibwezi, Kenya


"On the 25th March 2014, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) together with the Austrian Red Cross, Neighbours In Need (Nachbar In Not) and Makueni County leadership commissioned the Kibwezi Integrated Food Security and Livelihoods Project.


The project, situated at Masongaleni location in Makueni County was initiated in July 2012 with a budget of Kshs 64 Million and targets marginal mixed farming communities.


Commissioning of the project was presided over by Prof. Kivutha Kibwana, Governor of Makueni County, Hon. Mutula Kilonzo Jnr, Senator Makueni County, Dr. Asha Mohamed, Deputy Secretary General KRCS, Michael Opriesnig, Deputy Secretary General, Austrian Red Cross and Max Santner, HOD International Cooperation, Austrian Red Cross.


The project aims to contribute to improved resilience of target communities for 10,000 direct beneficiaries 1,666 house-holds and 7,000 indirect beneficiaries within the larger Masongaleni Location. This is to be achieved through taping the under-utilized potential of the Athi River, introduction of irrigated agriculture along the river and use of high value crops that are high yielding, improved agronomic and aqua farming technologies and practices among target farmers, improve livelihoods and food security through marketing and cooperative society driven sustainability systems, support health care provision through; health outreaches, nutritional surveillance for under-fives pregnant and lactating mothers, hygiene promotion in households and schools."

—Relief Aid



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