The larger Garissa county lies in the Arid and Semi Arid lands of the North East characterized by inadequate rainfall and food insecurity that negatively affects the well being of the community. Drought is one among the natural disasters oftenly faced by the pastoral communities. To avert the prevailing weather conditions and the change of climate wokike undertakes the following:
- Carry out capacity building trainings for communities to have resilience in the face of the recurrent drought and food shortages.
- Document and Disseminate traditional coping mechanisms for purposes of continuity.
- Support boarding primary schools with food and water to maintain the enrolment levels of children in schools.
- Identify and Support the poorest members of the society who are food and water insecure
- Provision of food for fees for students from families from poor background.
During the drought and other natural calamities Womankind Kenya distributes foodstuffs to the most vulnerable members and villages targeting the old, children, the disabled, women and pregnant mothers. Womankind Kenya distributed maize flour, powder milk, cooking oil, salts and beans to raise their nutrition status. Schools and institutions, which bear the brunt, are also targeted in such emergency response. Children are the most affected at the times of drought and emergencies. Womankind Kenya opened up feeding centre-targeting children coming from destitute families and pastoralists dropouts.
Children are the most affected at the times of drought and other natural calamities. Womankind Kenya opened up feeding centre-targeting children coming from destitute families and pastoralists’ dropouts. Womankind Kenya run feeding centres where children are given highly nutritious porridge for children totaling to four hundred and fifty children. Al-furqan orphanage, Moi boarding and Masalani primary schools were targeted. Old men and women were equally inclusive of the beneficiaries.