During this year- 2020, the Suba North HAWI program together with the government of Kenya and professionals from Suba North, undertook an initiative, DECH SUBA NORTH to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods. We were able to feed over 4000 households, provide sanitizers, masks, hand-washing tanks and thermo-guns.
The year 2020 saw unprecedented rainfall levels that resulted in the rising levels of the lake, the flooding of homes, and loss of livelihoods by several residents of Suba North. Through the DRAEM program and in collaboration with Kenya Red-Cross, we mitigated the impact of the disaster through various means including: (1) Provision of bicycles to over 200 Community Health Care Workers (Nyamrerwa) to enable them easily reach homes; Training of Community Health Workers; Provision of Emergency Kits including tents, mats, blankets, cutlery; and mosquito nets; Provision of Dignity Kits including Sanitary towels, slippers, lesos, boxers, bikers, toothpaste and toothbrush; Provision of food stuff; and provision of cash transfer for those who did not get the food. This was done in Remba, Ringiti, Kamato and Ogando areas.
Special interest support Initiative of Suba North focuses on Special interest groups. There are different programs for each of the special interest groups including the following:
Under this initiative we have developed a hand book for women entrepreneurs and also trained different women groups on entrepreneurship. We have also offered mentorship and scholarships to several young girls to ensure that we have a community of empowered women. Photo of book on A to Z on entrepreneurship for women
Under this program we have trained many young men and women including offering driving lessons and other skills through the provision of scholarships. We have also developed an Annual sports event for the nurturing and identification of talent