Mwingi and Tharaka Nithi Locust Response and Recovery (MTLRR) Project

The Mwingi and Tharaka Nithi Locust Response and Recovery (MTLRR) Project is an 8-month livelihood safeguarding project seeking to protect the livelihoods of vulnerable households in Mwingi North that have been affected by the triple shocks of cyclic drought, locust infestation and COVID-19 through a market-based intervention in the form of restricted cash voucher for accessing food items, livestock feed and agricultural inputs including seeds to address food insecurity. The project is being implemented in Mwingi North sub-county of Kitui County which falls under the marginal agricultural livelihood with crop and livestock production zone accounting for 70% of household income while trade, remittances and other off-farm activities put together accounts for only 30% household income. The project target area is experiencing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) according to National drought Management Authority, with a mean reduced coping strategy index (rCSI) of 11.2.

The response efforts have therefore been concentrated only in Mwingi North considering that it has the highest need and was the most affected by the locust infestation in comparison to Tharaka Nithi. The project target still remains 500 households drawn from 7 locations of the sub-county (Kimu-66, Kandwia-62, Mbangwani-62, Maseki-100, Kiseuni-85, Kimangao-75, Kyuso-Gai-50).


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ADRA Kenya

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency Kenya or ADRA Kenya was legally registered as a Kenyan NGO (non-governmental organization) in 1993. It is managed by a Kenyan Board of Directors, with diverse professional backgrounds.

Support for ADRA Kenya comes from private donations, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kenya, and donor organizations. In the past this has included:

  • ADRA International & USAID
  • ADRA Canada, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank & Global Affairs Canada
  • ADRA Germany & BMZ
  • ADRA Australia &
  • ADRA Japan & Japan Platform (JPF)
  • Lakarmissionen
  • etc


ADRA Kenya programs have included both relief and development activities in various regions throughout the country.

Interventions have occurred in the following areas: disaster relief and recovery, human rights, food security, water and sanitation, health, advocacy, education, economic empowerment, etc.

The network: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (or ADRA) is the official humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a 20-million strong community, with hundreds of thousands of churches globally and the world’s largest integrated healthcare and education network.

ADRA is a global network. ADRA offices in over 118 countries are locally registered and recognized. Each country office is registered in the country where it is established and is responsible to a local Board of Directors. As a network, ADRA implements thousands of projects, benefiting millions of people each year—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, gender, or religious association.

Founded in 1956 as the Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service (SAWS) and renamed ADRA in 1984, the agency has a long and successful history of providing humanitarian relief and implementing development initiatives.

By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, the ADRA network is able to deliver culturally relevant programs, build local capability for sustainable change and improve the quality of life of millions.

The ADRA network annual program expenses total approximately US$200 million—made possible through private contributions from individuals like you, corporations, foundations, and other entities. It also obtains funding and commodities from governmental and intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations.

ADRA does not proselytize. God’s love in ADRA’s programs is expressed when it reaches out to those in need regardless of race, gender, and political, or religious affiliation. We work in harmony with a broad array of cultures, traditions, and peoples of all faiths, respecting the human dignity of all.

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