SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT INIYIATIVE PROGRAMME-KENYA.
Under Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Initiative Program-Kenya, The United Methodist Church in Moheto is involve in the following programmes.
AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT.
SARDIP-Kenya helps families produce more food and increase their income while managing their natural resources and preserving the environment for future generations.
SARDIP-Kenya works with farmers to increase their crop and livestock yield through activities such as planting new seed varieties, animal husbandry, home gardening, irrigation, Agro forestry and provide technical advisory services to the farmers in the community.
SARDIP-Kenya is involved in the growing of chilly and Mushroom in Kuria and Migori District as a mean to increase the family income
SARDIP-Kenya works with Youth groups and Women groups to promote tree planting programe.
NUTRITION AND HEALTH.
Proper nutrition is vital to a child's healthy development and care for his or her family. The project focus on techniques and practices that help prevent malnutrition. These include demonstrating proper breast feeding; educating families and communities about how to cultivate and prepare nutritious food; providing food as part of emergency relief efforts and managing food-for-work project to help communities improve infrastructure.
The SARDIP-Kenya health unit focus on mother child care who often are the most vulnerable to disease and malnutrition. We are particularly interested in increasing the capacity of local partners especially the Ministry of Health (MoH) by participating in training the community based health volunteers and counselors, mentors and monitors of community health. The project encourages the local communities to register with the National Hospital Insurance Funds (NHIF) to benefit from the services rendered by the organization.
SARDIP-Kenya through this unit engages youth in free counseling programmes to educate them on behavior change and HIV/AIDS.
WATER SANITATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH.
SARDIP-Kenya through this unit help communities build and maintain clean water systems and latrines both directly and through participation with other organization. We provide training and subsidize construction of the pit latrines and water wells but community makes significant contribution in labour and the cost for operation and meintenance.
The goal of this unit is to reduce the health risks of water related diseases and increase the earning potential of household by saving time otherwise spent in gathering water.
We also educates the communities about good hygiene habits to reduce the risks of illnesses which are water born.
SMALL ECONOMIC ACTIVITIY DEVELOPMENT (SEAD).
The Small Economic Activity Development (SEAD) unit assists impoverished families by supporting money making activities, especially those operated by women and youths. Through SEAD, SARDIP-Kenya initiates community savings and loan programs and provide technical training to help people begin or expand small business that will increase family income.Read more...
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