Aid The Needy Kenya is a Community Based Organization working in Homa-Bay County, Kenya. The organization has been in place since 2007 when it started its operation.
Homa Bay County has diverse climatic conditions that call for unique approaches to farming. The community relies mainly on small-scale farming activities while those around Lake Victoria rely on fishing.
Most of the region lying along the lake is dry and hardly supports food production hence perennial food shortages are witnessed. With support from our partner, we are carrying out small-scale irrigation activities that support smallholder farmers not to over-rely on rain-fed agriculture. These farmers are using solar-operated water pumps to produce food
A major result of the incessant conflict is that; high rates of food insecurity are prevalent in Kenya’s rural farming population, with some areas reporting a recurrent cycle of crop failures due to climate change.
Aid the Needy Kenya is working with partners and well-wishers to provide the community with coping mechanisms, key among them is an alternative food production system where rainfall is a key factor. We are now working towards using green energy for small-scale irrigation by clustering farmers to focus on particular crops in alternative ways.