Homabay County and ActionAid International Kenya Commit to Improving Livelihoods of the Most Vulnerable.

ActionAid International Kenya together with Homabay County Government have committed to strengthen partnerships to improve the livelihoods of the vulnerable in the county, they include poor rural women, the youth, and Persons with Disabilities.

This was affirmed during a courtesy call to the governor by the ActionAid International Kenya team led by the organization’s board chairperson Sam Muga and the Executive Director Susan Otieno. During the meeting, the organization leadership highlighted our commitment to address challenges facing the vulnerable and discussed opportunities for more partnerships.

“My government is committed to address challenges facing the people, we have had a chance to listen to men, women, youth and even children on several issues facing them and the same has been captured in our County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP). Let’s continue working together to better the lives of our people.” Stated Hon Gladys Wanga, Governor Homabay County.

Hon Gladys Wanga, Governor Homabay County addressing the ActionAid team at the County Headquarters.
Hon Gladys Wanga, Governor Homabay County addressing the ActionAid team at the County Headquarters.

ActionAid has been implementing a Local Rights Program in the county for the last 10 years and has scaled it up to other localities within the region for another 10 years. Local Rights Program (LRP) is an approach through which ActionAid International Kenya funds projects and programs in a locality. The core strategy for the Local Rights Program (LRPs) is to ensure that poor and marginalized people secure sustained improvement in the quality of their lives, through promoting access to basic rights and services.

The partnership involves the local community-based and non-governmental organizations, women, girls, men, and boys in poor and excluded communities, the traditional leadership, local and national government officials, parastatals, the private sector, and any development actors already working in, or willing to work in the Local Rights Program.

 ActionAid International Kenya Executive Director Susan Otieno highlights the organizations work during the courtesy call.
ActionAid International Kenya Executive Director Susan Otieno highlights the organizations work during the courtesy call.

“ActionAid is committed to addressing the plight of the most vulnerable in the community and we believe that working together with the County Government of Homabay, we will improve livelihoods.” Susan Otieno, Executive Director, ActionAid International Kenya

ActionAid International Kenya is working to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication.

Author: Ezra Kiriago (Communications Coordinator AAIK)

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