13 November 2014

13 November 2014Dulverton Trust Support Community Livelihoods in Rural Siaya

We are delighted that The Dulverton Trust has awarded Ace Africa a three year grant in support of our Community Livelihood Initiative in rural Siaya, Kenya.

In remote Siaya, 40% of the population live on less than $1.25 a day (below the poverty line) and 34% are considered to live in absolute food poverty.

Funding from The Dulverton Trust will support 60 women’s groups in sustainable agriculture and nutrition practices and income generating activities. The grant will cover the direct training and provision of start-up materials to educate vulnerable members of the community and their households on sustainable agriculture for improved food and economic security. Activities include training group members on nutrition and organic kitchen gardening, training group members as mentors in agricultural technologies and high value nutritive crops. Furthermore the groups will receive training in cereal banking and milling, proposal writing, record keeping and stock management.

By the end of the grant we anticipate 1,200 households having established a kitchen garden benefiting 6,000 household members with at least 3 nutritious meals a day with a variety of local and exotic crops. Furthermore these knowledge, skills and start-up will be disseminated to a further 2,400 households and 12,000 household members.

Our warmest thanks go to The Dulverton Trust for supporting this essential project in rural Siaya. We look forward to providing updates over the next 3 years.IMG_3378_small