The Marsabit County deputy governor H.E Omar Abdi Ali today acknowledged FH Kenya, Catholic-Caritas Marsabit and NDMA among other Non State actors for their splendid work in strengthening community based resilience in Marsabit County.
The deputy governor who today officially launched the USAID funded program through FH Kenya, expressed his gratitude to the partners who have been of great value to the poor county residents besides reducing gaps that have not been sealed by the two levels of the government.
The deputy county boss while appreciating support offered, still called for more help so as to make further positive changes to the lives of Marsabit people. According to the national statistics, Marsabit County whose main source of livelihood is pastoralism, 76% of its population still lives below poverty line.
It was observed that Marsabit people have been vulnerable to the increased frequency of droughts, access to water (both for domestic and livestock use) is severely limited among other challenges.
The program goal is to enhance livestock productivity and livelihood opportunities, improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and strengthening community resilience to droughts.
To implement the USAID funded program, FH Kenya in partnership with two implementing partners, namely PACIDA and Caritas Marsabit will work with at least 63, 563 people in the four Sub Counties of Marsabit County(I.e. Laisamis, North – Horr, Saku and Moyale)