U.S. Presidential Initiative:
- Global Health Initiative
- President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
June 2013 – June 2018
- Provide comprehensive support to 11,000 orphans and vulnerable children
- Build capacity of 3,000 orphans and vulnerable children caregivers through direct, home-based and effective referral services
- Enhance the capacity of local communities to deliver sustainable, quality, high-impact services to orphans and vulnerable children
- Conducted a baseline survey to prioritize the needs of orphans and vulnerable children
- Conducted community sensitization meetings in all activity locations. Meetings were attended by 1200 community members, including chiefs, assistant chiefs, clan elders, health practitioners, agricultural extension workers and other opinion leaders.
- Started a stakeholder directory of organizations who work with orphans and vulnerable children in Bondo and Rarieda District, allowing for greater coordination and collaboration
Government of Kenya Ministries, including the Ministries of Labor, Social Security and Services, Health, Education, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team, local organizations, community members and businesses
Siaya County, Bondo and Rarieda Districts
The USAID Inuka Community-Based Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project works to improve the overall wellbeing of orphans and vulnerable children, and their households. The project partners with non-governmental, faith and community-based organizations and relevant Government of Kenya Ministries, including the Ministries of Labor, Social Security and Services, Health, Education, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
The project conducts household visits, home-based care and household economic strengthening to support orphans and vulnerable children and the families with whom they live.
The project also strengthens local community-based organizations so that they are better able to conduct needs assessments, make referrals and provide direct services for orphans and vulnerable children in their community.
The Inuka project works closely with the community to find caring and committed volunteers. It then helps those volunteers fulfill their missions. The project provides a bicycle to help community volunteers reach households that would be otherwise inaccessible because of distance and heavy rain. Community volunteers provide an invested, dedicated and sustainable workforce for orphans and vulnerable children.
Jeniffer Wasianga, Activity Manager
Office of Population and Health
Tel: +254 20 862 2000
Inuka Community Based Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project Contact:
Dr. Jitendra Kumar, Chief of Party
Tel: +254 722 701 578
Updated April 2014
Last updated: June 11, 2014