Food Security Program 

      ​​​Why Your Help in Needed:
   

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Nomadic pastoralism is the dominant for of economic source of all livelihood with semi-arid regions of northern Kenya (Bollig, Schnegg, & Wotzka, 2013). Both the people of Pokot and Turkana rely heavily on extensive livestock production as their principle livelihood. Majority of their wealth is held in form of livestock and virtually all their cash earnings come from either sale of livestock or livestock products (Christopher B. Barrett, 2004). However harsh climatic conditions of these affects the livelihood of the people. Turkana and Pokot are located in ASALs territories of Kenya, they experience low rainfall and high temperatures that affect agricultural development due to lack of water (ILRI, 2008).
On 10 February 2017, the Government of Kenya declared a national drought emergency, with the 23 of the 47 counties affected and in need of humanitarian assistance. This declaration was a result of poor rainfall in 2016 that mainly affected the Arid and Semi-Arid lands (ASAL) of Kenya (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2017). The report also indicated that the drought has led to decrease in terms of trade for pastoralists, contributing to rising food insecurity and malnutrition.
Goal: Due to this crisis, VUNA International ensure that children from drought stricken communities of Kolowa & Kapunyany in Baringo County and Lockichar in Turkana county have daily provisions of food.
   

Objective 

  To contribute in a​​​ddressing the immediate need of food security in Pokot & Turkana, Kenya.

Needs

  1. Running an effective team to help raise money for the food
  2. Recruit volunteers to help in running the campaign, and with the logistics for food delivery
  3. Recruit a team for long term development approaches to help address food insecurity issue.
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Cost Implication and Distribution of Food

  • Cost per sack of Maize/ Corn 5000KSH  ($50 USD)​ total number of 90kg sacks  needed is 40.ffOR
  • Cost of Beans is 8000 KSH ($80USD) total number of 90kg sacks needed is 15.
  • Total amount of sacks needed is 55sacks.
  • Number of School institutions to benefit will be three. Kapunyany & Kolowa from Pokot Kenya and Lokichar, Turkana Kenya.
  • The schools instiutions will be chosen by the local area cheif, and approved by VUNA. 
  • Transport for the food will be eliminated; The food will be bought at he local market during the local market day when suppliers come to sell their goods. 
  • Over 600 students will benefit from this program for the month of June 2017. 
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