AAH-I Hosts Partners From Bread for the World
Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) Kenya’s Mara project hosted donor representatives from Bread for the World. Programme Officer East Africa and Horn of Africa Monika Redecker and Head of the Regional Desk East Africa and Horn of Africa Martin Gross Bickel visited various project sites between 31 August and 2 September 2017.
The objective of their visit was to observe and to learn from approaches being used by AAH-I in the implementation of livelihoods projects among the Maasai pastoralists community in dryland areas.
They visited Rimpa cooperative group in Olderkesi, whose members are utilizing linkages by AAH-I in tackling production and marketing of livestock and livestock products. The group is also harvesting water to mitigate effects of drought during the dry season. The second livelihoods projects visited is the Nkoilale community cooperative, which partnered with AAH-I in 2015 and 2016. The donors were able to witness the success of community groups and individuals supported by AAH-I, who are now becoming self-reliant running their own entrepreneurship ventures to address the needs of members and non-members in the community.
The last stops were to Naikarra Market and to REFLECT literacy circles for women in Olderkesi and Olabbura.
A visit and experience of youth and women activities in Leshuta, new entrants in AAH Kenya project for 2017-2019 is planned for future visits.