Project 1

Accelerating the Abandonment of  Genital Mutilation (AAFGM) Project

Purpose:

There’s no nice way to put it – female genital mutilation (FGM) – involves the non-therapeutic partial or total removal of female genitals. Thousands of girls in Kenya are still vulnerable to this cultural tradition. We recognize that securing the future for girls in Kenya means tackling FGM from multiple angles, and this is exactly how ADRA Kenya’s anti-FGM projects work.

We provide school fee assistance to runaway or vulnerable girls. We’re also piloting a church-based approach, which has seen multiple churches introduce anti-FGM curriculum into their teachings and services. Our team also works in conjunction with the Area Advisory Councils and local county authorities in educational workshops, and alternative rites of passage ceremonies.

Impact:

Direct beneficiaries – 28,816 people

Indirect beneficiaries – 115,264 people

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Team:

Mary, the project manager, works with Motari, Omar, Roseline and Richard

Location:

Kisii and Migori counties

Partners:

AAFGM Project is funded by UNICEF.

Funding:

$490,000.00


Project 2

Girl Child Empowerment (Anti-FGM) Project

Purpose:

Thousands of girls in Kenya are still vulnerable to the cultural tradition of Female Genital Mutilation, especially in parts Western Kenya. We recognize that securing the future for girls in Kenya, means tackling FGM from multiple angles, and this is exactly how ADRA Kenya’s Anti-FGM project works.

We provide school fee assistance to runaway or vulnerable girls, who are feeling threatened by FGM in their community. We’re also piloting a church-based approach, which has seen multiple churches intro duce anti-FGM curriculum into their teachings and services. Our team also works in conjunction with Area Advisory Councils and local county authorities in educational workshops, and alternative rites of passage ceremonies.

Impact:

Direct beneficiaries – 2,254 people

Indirect beneficiaries – 6,039 people

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Team:

Mary is the project manager for our Anti-FGM project based in Kisii.

Location:

Kisii, Nyamira and Migori counties

Partners:

Our Anti-FGM project is fully funded by our long term Swedish partner Läkarmissionen.

Funding:

$80,946.05 for 2016


Project 3

Reconstructing Hope: Addressing Obstetric Fistula in Western Kenya (Fistula Project)

Purpose:

During and after giving birth, many women suffer physically and socially – in silence and ostracized. Obstetric fistula is caused by several days of obstructed labor and in the absence of timely medical intervention, typically a Caesarean section. Due to the physical implications, women suffering from fistula are often left behind, dehumanized and their husbands remarry.

In our Reconstructing Hope project, we sensitize communities on obstetric fistula in an effort to de-stigmatize the condition. Women who suffer from fistula are offered “repair” surgeries and we subsequently assist in their reintegration back to their communities. Importantly, these women become invaluable ambassadors for the cause and bring about real change to many more women in their surroundings

Impact:

Direct beneficiaries – 616 women

Indirect beneficiaries – 27,410 people

Team:

Leonard works with Daniel to restore hope in the women

Location:

Kisii and Homabay counties

Partners:

The project is funded by the Fistula foundation through our long term partners ADRA Germany.

Funding:

$ 635,082


Project 4

Core Group Polio Project (CGPP)

Purpose:

Through the Core Group Polio Project (CGPP) we contribute to polio eradication by increasing population immunity and enhancing the surveillance of the Acute Flaccid Paralysis in Mandera County. This is a consortium project funded by USAID and thus requires working in partnership with several international, national and local agencies involved in polio eradication.

Team:

Bashir and Mohamed bravely working in Mandera and seeing lives changed.

Impact:

Direct beneficiaries – 24,500 people

Location:

Mandera county, along the Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Ethiopia border

Mandera is one of the poorest counties in Kenya with absolute poverty of 65% as compared to the national absolute poverty of 45%. Food security is a chronic problem in the sub-county due to low, unreliable rainfall and sporadic droughts. The sub-county was severely affected by the 2011 Horn of Africa drought, resulting in massive loss of livestock – the communities’ main livelihood

Partners:

This project is funded by USAID, World Vision and ADRA International.

Funding:

$ 123,000


Project 5

Trainer of Trainers (TOT) Project

Purpose:

ADRA’s Trainers of Trainers (TOT) program has been a highly successful initiative. Started in 2004, this program aims to provide HIV and AIDS counseling, care, and support to communities throughout Kenya,by trainers and counselors who go into communities and discuss the effects of HIV and AIDS.

TOT has worked with different branches of the Adventist Church in mobilizing people and other resources to support activities directed at reducing HIV infections among marginalized groups in hospitals, clinics, schools, churches, homes, and communities.

Team:

Roseline Diero manages the project from our Kisii office

Impact:

Direct beneficiaries – 324,470 people

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Interesting Facts:

Kenya has had the fastest-growing number of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa in the last decade. Between 2005 and 2015, the number of new HIV cases grew by an average of 7.1 per cent per year in Kenya, one of the highest increases in the world. (According to Global Burden of Disease, published in The Lancet HIV Journal, 2015)

 History:

The project was conceived as a result of the disquiet and stigma among church members, church workers and community about HIV/AIDS. It was designed to help the church address the issues of HIV/AIDS within its membership and structures.

Location:

Throughout Kenya

Partners:

Funded by ADRA Sweden from year 2004 to June, 2016

Funding:

$267,505