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Livelihood Program

Effects of Drought

Effects of Drought

Drought Cycle Management

  • Training EWS(Early Warning System) Monitors
  • Supporting monthly data collection
  • Production of Maa bulletins
  • Community training on EWS and contingency planning
  • And making of community contingency plan
  • Emergency response i.e. water trucking and food aid.

Interventions During The drought 

  • Water tank provided by MPIDO to the Community

    Water tank provided by MPIDO to the Community

    The drying up of dams and lowering levels of borehole water as a result of the increased dry spell led to an emergency response where the organization was obliged to supply water to the community.

  • Water trucking to schools as a response to the drought. Water shortage had a direct linkage with absenteeism, as children could not bear with the situation.
  • Water was also supplied to strategic points in the community.
  • The movement of men with livestock in search of pastures and water particularly left the women and children more vulnerable.
  • Provision of water Tanks to the schools as reservoir during drought and after drought were supplied
  • Lobbying and advocacy for relief interventions at the DSG level.
  • Highlighting and documentation on the plight of pastoralist during the drought

Water 

  • water1Construction of Dams
  • De-silting and rehabilitation of Dams
  • Drilling of Boreholes
  • Rehabilitation of strategic boreholes (are preserved for drought seasons)
  • Capacity building water management committees (WMC)
  • Hygiene and sanitation e.g. construction of bathrooms and toilets
  • Gender mainstreaming in i.e. in various committees
  • Environmental conservation e.g. planting of trees around water points

Livestock Production

  • ccrush

    Construction of a cattle crush in Enkoireroi

    Vaccinations – PPR, R/Valley Fever

  • Cattle Dips
  • Cattle crushes
  • Para-vets training and equipping

Drought Cycle Management 

  • Training EWS Monitors
  • Supporting monthly data collection
  • Production of Maa bulletins
  • Community training on EWS and contingency planning
  • And making of community contingency plan
  • Emergency response i.e. water trucking and food aid