What Are We Aiming to Achieve?
Our current medium-term objective is to promote economic growth by empowering the target population according to each one’s disposition; improve health; provide formal education support; counseling feeding and protect and improve the environment
WHY IMPROVE HEALTH; PROMOTE ECONOMIC GROWTH BY EMPOWERING THE TARGET POPULATION ACCORDING TO EACH ONE’S DISPOSITION; PROVIDE FORMAL EDUCATION SUPPORT; COUNSELING, FEEDING AND PROTECT AND IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT?
This is because the level of poverty in this area is too high 65% of the population in Vihiga live below poverty line that they cannot access basic needs in life e.g. proper feeding and healthcare among other issues with majority of these people depending on the employed few for supply of their livelihoods employed few, meaning that the few working can hardly do anything in terms of development; with the ratio of working people supporting the unemployed standing at 99.4: 1000.
The rest of their people then turns directly to the only available national resources for their livelihoods thereby exerting too much pressure on the only available resources leading to high rate of environmental degradation where for instance 95% of the soil cover have completely been destroyed leading to massive soil erosion, Land silting with more than 25 indigenous tree species completely exterminated while more than 15 others remains threatened. A situation that complicates everything as justified by a series of studies.