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Current Milestones [2015]

Program Area: LIVELIHOODS (AGRICULTURE, FOOD SECURITY & INCOMES)

  • 317 households managed to improve their incomes above the poverty line.

  • 69 households produced food to meet over 80% of daily calorie intake.

  • 437 households were able to increase their incomes from participating in horticultural activities and livestock production.

  • 538 farmer households undertook environmental conservation approaches such as terracing, tree planting, wasteland reclamation and soil erosion control.

Program Area: DISASTER RISK REDUCTION [DRR]

  • 70 ha of land were put under cultivation of different crops by 380 households.

  • 3 communities are involved in rehabilitating a total of 10 hectares of rangelands.

  • 3 peace conferences were held to bolster peace.

  • 35 households were supported to reconstruct their houses that had been destroyed in conflict.

Program Area: HEALTH

  • 25,235 people accessed HIV testing and counselling.

  • 1582 people had access to ART.

  • 3,564 orphans and vulnerable children cared for and supported.

  • 945 people were supported to initiate income generating activities.

  • 94,372 people were reached with information and understanding of the AIDS pandemic and how to address it.

  • 30,565 youth were able to access and utilize sexual reproductive health information.254 community health volunteers were trained and 22 community units established.

  • 113 health service providers were trained on emerging issues revolving around MNCH whereas 20 facilities were equipped with basic obstetric care tools and equipment.

  • 4,634 individuals had improved health practice in uptake of immunization, health facility delivery, utilization of family planning and at least four ANC coverage.

Program Area: WATER, SANITATION & HYGIENE (WASH)

  • 9,439 people accessed clean and safe water.

  • 14,649 people accessed improved sanitation facilities.

  • 30 villages were declared open defecation free (ODF) by the Ministry of Health.

  • Dorcas supported the construction of VIP latrines in 6 schools within the project areas leading to improved sanitation.

  • 15,781 people improved their hygiene practices.

Program Area: CHILD SPONSORSHIP

  • The main focus of the sponsorship sector is to support children from poor and vulnerable households to access education in order to become self-reliant. In addition, the sponsorship program has enabled children to access healthcare, school materials, psychosocial and spiritual services, as well as life skills. These skills have been given through youth forums in areas of leadership, career choices, HIV/AIDS, time management and financial literacy.

  • This is to ensure that children rights are well-articulated and protected. On the other hand, parents are guardians have also been involved in diverse income-generating activities to empower them take care of their families. Examples of these IGAs include a yoghurt plant in Chuka.

  • We have four sponsorship projects; In Muthetheni and Machakos Town within Machakos County, in Korogocho slums within Nairobi County and in Chuka within Thara-Nithi County. Overall, 487 children were sponsored: 144 in university/tertiary and vocational institutions, 200 in secondary schools and 143 in primary schools.

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For international transactions please use Dorcas' International Bank Account Number: NL04 RABO 0106 2500 00

How We Work

How We Work

Dorcas operates building the capacities of local partner organisations and funding their relief and development projects.

Our Programmes

Our Programmes

Dorcas supports sustainable livelihoods, health, WASH, child development, social care and disaster management.