AAH Kenya began its work in the Mara region of Narok County in 2005 and has since then steadily grown into a fully-fledged country programme and has set up operations in Kakuma (Turkana County). The country programme is addressing development challenges in partnership with marginalised Kenyan communities mainly living in low income urban and rural settings including arid and semi-arid areas. The programme targets pastoralists, refugees, displaced and urban poor communities by supporting micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and small scale agricultural production systems.
The project goal is to strengthen sustainable livelihood opportunities for economic inclusion and self-reliance opportunities for at least 12,000 people from the refugee and host community. Our aim is to reach at least 5, 000 at the Kakuma refugee camp and 7,000 at the Kalobeyei integrated settlement.
To achieve this the project will adopt various approaches such as the Social Economic Integration and Self Reliance Model (SEISER), and ensure that the implementation of activities are aligned to the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP), the Kalobeyei Integrated Social and Economic Development Plan (KISEDP), the Rapid Response Plan 2019-2020 and the Kakuma integrated Livelihoods strategy 2017-2019.
The project is also working with youth in primary schools to provide them with an opportunity to gain business skills through poultry and fish farming and vegetable gardening.
AAH-I is implementing a business support services programme for qualified artisans to build sustainable livelihood in handicrafts, fashion and design businesses. The goal is to build their resilience and support 120 refugees to escape the poverty trap that leads to increased vulnerability to gender-based violence.
The project provides incubation services that support business registration and documentation, business plan development, entrepreneurship training, access to start-up loans, financial management, access to technologies and equipment, marketing, legal information, referral services, physical incubation space, job placements, and access to enterprise development consultancy.
Adult Literacy in Narok
Digital Learning in Turkana