This project addresses the perennial hunger problem in Northern Kenya by creating opportunities to fight hunger and transform the Arid and Semi-Arid areas in Northern Kenya into food secure areas. It is premised on the belief that food security can be achieved by engaging the communities to come up with ways to improve production and storage of food that can be used during the droughts. The first part of the project involved research/baseline study and design of an advocacy strategy. The second part involved formation of solidarity groups and providing them with seed funds for micro projects (mainly poultry and small scale farming).
The project which is currently implemented in Isiolo and Garissa counties has facilitated the formation of at least 5 groups; a youth group, a young mothers group (age 18-40 years), and three groups for older parents (both men and women) age 46-60 years. The groups are involved in a number of activities that include garbage collection and plastic recycling venture by youth, poultry farming and weaving of mats and ropes by mixed groups, and individual kitchen farms by women.