Community livelihood initiatives
The aim of our community livelihood initiatives is to empower community groups to provide sustainable social protection for orphaned and vulnerable children in their communities by building capacity and providing business capital items.
Through these initiatives WVP Kenya is able to support local community groups to provide quality care and protection for a large number of children. Training provided focuses on child care as well as project and financial management. Following training, each community group prepares a business proposal for how they shall generate income. WVP Kenya works with each community group to ensure initiatives are sustainable and beneficial for the children. The community groups are then supported financially and with continued training, facilitation and support from WVP Kenya to implement a social enterprise. Income generated has been used to pay for school fees, medical costs and school items for vulnerable children in the community.
Achievements include >>
- We now work with 17 communities and have provided each of them with £3,800 to set up a social
- Each community use their profit to support 800 orphaned or vulnerable children
- We have trained over 1,500 community members on child welfare, care and support.
- We have trained over 1,000 children on children's rights
- Profitable social enterprises being run by our community partners include renting out marquees and
chairs, running a catering business, and operating a maize-grinding mill.