Community needs assessment wish list

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OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT WISH LIST

Feed, Clothe & Educate the Poor, Imagine living in a squatter/slum/ village in a makeshift.

home constructed out of scrap metal and cardboard, with mud floors, and no electricity or
water.

Imagine raising your kids in this place with hardly any food to eat. This is the plight of
squatters/slum/village in the in Kiambiu slum,Kibera slum and Kogelo village. No land,
makeshift homes, little to eat, no work & no education for their children. Help make their
lives a little brighter.


Let Us not Love merely in words or the tongue. But in action, and in reality.
I hope to read your positive reply from you soon and keep in touch always,

Regards
Steve Olita
info@lecdenkenya.com
http://www.lecdenkenya.com
http://twitter.com/lecden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOF4YRr9ydQ

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  • 1. Leo Community Development Network (LECDEN-KENYA CHILDRENS HOME)OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT WISH LISTFeed, Clothe & Educate the Poor, Imagine living in a squatter/slum/ village in a makeshifthome constructed out of scrap metal and cardboard, with mud floors, and no electricity or water. Imagine raising your kids in this place with hardly any food to eat. This is the plight of squatters/slum/village in the in Kiambiu slum,Kibera slum and Kogelo village. No land, makeshift homes, little to eat, no work & no education for their children. Help make their lives a little brighter. 0ur Key Programmes/Actvities Key Intervention Strategies- Care & Support for families infected & - Counseling and Group Therapy Services affected with HIV/AIDS - Vocational trainings for older orphans- Care & Support for Children orphaned by - Home based care , Nutrition care , HIV/Aids and girl Child Capacity Building. Medical- Environment Awareness, Water & Care Sanitation Programmes (Slum Upgrading - Community Educational Programmes Initiatives) through capacity building- Poverty Eradication through income - Establishment of Community Based
  • 2. Generating Groups activities (I.G.A) for sustainable livelihood to sustain development agenda- Awareness Campaign on health & Drug - Community Mobilization & Advocacy Abuse Programmes- Youth & Population Awareness Programmes - Outreach Forums (Reproductive health). - Drama Programmes especially for theOur Goals and Objectivesa) The goal and objectives are orientation of health care , creating of HIV/AIDS,STI & poverty towards the most prevalent health needs and self reliance target area.b) Control/Reducing of AIDS/STI and poverty existence by providing the necessary services to this population i.e. awareness - education , counseling of the already affected people / their family and referring of those who have been infected to health and poverty control institutions in addition to creating of employment and other self reliant options/measures among others.Our Challenges- Lack of Technical Support and capacity building for our members- Lack of resources to empower the most vulnerable through sustainable projects.- Lack of donor fundingThe first step to good health is cleanliness and there is no way one can be physically clean where thereis no water. Water and sanitation (extreme poverty) have a direct relation with the HIV/AIDS pandemic.It is in this regard that we, Leo Community Development Network have realized the need to addresswater and sanitation issues to help reverse the spread of this disease. As our mission partly states, thatwe want to see an AIDS-free society now and in future, we want to contribute to this by ensuring thateach and every person has access to clean water.We will not only have contributed to the fight against AIDS but also towards the realization of the UNMillennium Development Goals (MDGs).SITUATION BACKGROUNDKiambiu slum in Nairobi,Kibera slum in Nairobi and Kogelo villiage in Siaya district in western Kenya,they both have an area of 12 sq. kms in each with an overwhelming population of over 100,000 . Theyare one of the densely populated areas in Nairobi and western Kenya. This population consists ofdifferent communities from various parts of Kenya, majority of whom are jobless and those inemployment are lowly paid. Due to widespread unemployment and low earnings among Kiambiu,Kibera and Kogelo village residents, people here live below poverty lines, hence making it a slum area. As slums are not in the Government and Local Authority plans, they do not benefit in the budgetary allocation and service provision. Proper infrastructure is lacking thus leading to tough living conditions for an area with
  • 3. congestion. The infrastructure is generally poor; no proper sanitation measures, no drainage system(s),poor road network which becomes impassable during rainy seasons, and too dusty during dry spells.Kiambiu,Kibera,Kogelo communities suffers numerous problems namely: -i) Povertyii) Lack of infrastructureiii) Diseasesiv) Ignorance on sanitation measuresv) Lack of civic education (semi-illiteracy)i) PovertyMost of Kiambiu Kibera,Kogelo residents live below poverty line. Evidence of marginalisation. Thousandsof school age children loiter on the streets, begging, scavenging or stealing for a living as their parentscannot afford school fees. Some of them are orphans hence no one to bear the responsibilities. Most ofthose affected by poverty are jobless youths either some of them have finished high schools and otherscollege.ii) Lack of infrastructureThere is no infrastructure and whatever little there is, is underdeveloped and not serving the givenneeds of the high population. But this report is confined to the basic infrastructure components whichare essential for promoting minimal health and environmental standards. These are sufficient watersupply, sanitation, drainage (systems) and solid waste disposal. Although we have water supply, it is notsufficient to meet the daily needs of households. Due to these factors it has led people to beincapacitated in their sanitation needs which affect their general grooming thus poor health.Inadequate water supply is also facilitated by the habit of other landowners in rationing number of cansone has to fetch. Sanitation is one area where there is general ignorance by the majority of thecommunity members. By this we mean that the people do not take into account the need for propersanitation measures. These is much evident in areas like latrines/latrines which are built nearroads/pathways and not well kept. Some residents relieve near roadsides and pathways resulting innauseating sights and foul smell. There is also lack of sufficient and proper drainage systems to dealwith drainage during the rainy seasons. The few which are available are poorly constructed and or theyare blocked thus beats the purpose of its construction. This has resulted to flooding on roads, pathwaysand sometimes in houses because there is no outlet to the rainwater.These has really hampered social stability and communication. The are produces tons of garbageeveryday and there is no dumping ground due to pressure on the existing land space. Also the CityCouncil has not provided plans or programmes to the collection of garbage. This has resulted to piles somany feet high of accumulated garbage infested by worms and other vectors which pose health risk.iii) DiseasesThe health condition of the population has deteriorated due to the above-mentioned situation. Thesehas made aggravated by pools of stagnant muddy water which form the breeding grounds for diseasevectors like mosquitoes, bacteria, fungi and virus. Some of the most common diseases are malaria,cholera, dysentery, skin diseases, etc. Also people contract waterborne diseases due to impropermeasures of drinking water – the disease associated with this typhoid. The residents’ unhealthy habitsof alcoholism, drug abuse and gum sniffing (among teenagers) as well as pollution of the environmentadds to further complications. It has resulted to upper respiratory problems, weakness to the able-bodied people and also high rate of dependency. The irony of it all is that most of the diseases can becontrolled by a clean environment and proper preventive measures.iv) Lack of civic education and ignoranceThere is a high rate of illiteracy and ignorance on sanitation measures. Also lacking is environmentaleducation and the ignorance of the surroundings. Parents’ inability to pay school fees has results in lackof basic education needed to combat these situation of carelessness. Another issue is lack of institutions
  • 4. which can provide the necessary education and try to eliminate the attitudes of ignorance amongstresidents and if they are, they are un-affordable to most people. Also lacking are trainers to sensitisethe community. To alleviate these pressing problems we must have qualified experts to deal with theenvironment sanitation and related areas like the health sector.DESCRIPTION OF BENEFICIARIES (BACKGROUND)LECDEN-KENYA started in 1998 formed of youthful community members who came together to identify,analyse, plan and mobilise the communities on issues of concerns.Lecden-Kenya shall seek to alleviate the problems affecting the whole community which are: -i) Basic infrastructure – garbage disposal, sanitation of latrines/latrines, drainage and general sanitationof the environment.ii) Water supplyLECDEN-KENYA is registered as Non governmental organisation.LECDEN-KENYA broader vision is to improve the lives of Kiambiu ,Kibera,Kogelo, people and itsenvironment, ensure their involvement and active participation in genuine development activities anddecision-making mostly water and sanitation which is a key underlying issue that creates all the otherproblems in Kiambiu, Kibera,Kogelo communitiesLecden-Kenya shall benefit the communities members directly and indirectly. This shall be so due to theformation of the local grassroots co-ordination committee at the village level for over seeing theimplementation process towards sustainability..Lecden-Kenya real benefits to the community shall be: -i) Alleviation and prevention of the would-be diseases – malaria, dysentery and typhoidii) Setting up of income generating activities related to environmental concerns like compost manuremaking and collection of recyclables wastes even engagement in recycling activities after the collection.iii) Improve drainage systems,iv) Provision of storage water in tanks in case of water shortage or rationing.v) Strengthen government relationship with the community for/ to be involved in the governmentdevelopment plan and other stakeholders.Lecden-Kenya shall be conducting clean up activities and creating awareness for the need of properwaste disposal for a cleaner and healthier environmentLecden-Kenya shall establish working relationships with other organisations and institutions, religiousgroups, schools, community based organisations, etc. which have existed in that community and hastried developing Kiambiu Kibera,Kogelo, communities.The organisation shall form an interim central management which shall supervise and coordinate itsactivities. Lecden-Kenya shall have the following structure both on the village level and Kiambiu,Kibera,Kogelo as a whole: -a) Village level grassroots co-ordinatorsb) Central management (are wide), governing councilc) General assembly inclusive of the disciplinary committeeEach structure shall have a clearly and defined roleLecden-Kenya has three (3) departmentsa) Environmental sanitationb) Water supplyc) Youth involvement programme
  • 5. However, lecden-kenya is faced with some problems and challenges: - i) Lack of funds to implement planned organisational activities, mobilise the community on the upkeep of the environment. ii) Training of leaders and members in project management and necessary skills iii) Lack of income for lecden-kenya staff and volunteers iv) Lack of co-ordination centre v) Accumulation of uncollected garbage and continued lack of general sanitation vi) Lack of access to clean drinking water vii) Number of youths who are jobless loitering the streets.1. KIAMBIU AREA(a) Building of Kiambiu Primary and Nursery School (1) 2 hectares of land 45,455 USD (2) Classrooms 194,805 USD (3) Adm. Block 12,987 USD (4) Toilets 1,948 USD (5) Electricity 1,300 USD (6) Water 1,300 USD Total amount = 257,795 USD OR(b) Building of a Kiambiu Vocational Skills Training Centre (1) 2 hectares of land 45,455 USD (2) Classrooms 129,870 USD (3) Caretaker house 2,597 USD (4) Toilets 1,948 USD (5) Electricity 1,300 USD (6) Water 1,300 USD Total amount 182,470 USD2. KIBERA LAINI SABA(a) Building of Kibera Laini Saba Primary and Nursery School (1) 2 hectares of land 45,455 USD (2) Classrooms 194,805 USD (3) Adm. Block 12,987 USD (4) Toilets 1,948 USD (5) Electricity 1,300 USD (6) Water 1,300 USD Total amount = 257,795 USD OR(b)Building of a Kibera Vocational Skills Training Centre (1) 2 hectares of land 45,455 USD (2) Classrooms 129,870 USD (3) Caretaker house 2,597 USD (4) Toilets 1,948 USD (5) Electricity 1,300 USD
  • 6. (6) Water 1,300 USD Total amount 182,470 USD3. KOGELO VILLAGE(a) Building of Kogelo Primary and Nursery School (1) 2 hectares of land 45,455 USD (2) Classrooms 194,805 USD (3) Adm. Block 12,987 USD (4) Toilets 1,948 USD (5) Electricity 1,300 USD (6) Water 1,300 USD Total amount = 257,795 USD(b) Building of a Kogelo Vocational Skills Training Centre (1) 2 hectares of land 45,455 USD (2) Classrooms 129,870 USD (3) Caretaker house 2,597 USD (4) Toilets 1,948 USD (5) Electricity 1,300 USD (6) Water 1,300 USD Total amount 182,470 USDCOMMUNITY CLEAN WATER1. Constructing of Kiambiu Community Clean Water (1) ¼ hectare of land 7,143 USD (2) 10,000 ltrs of water tank 1,958 USD (3) Building material 11,688 USD (4) Electricity 1,300 USD (5) Water 1,300 USD Total amount 23,389 USD2. Constructing f Kibera Laini Saba Community Clean Water (1) ¼ hectare of land 7,143 USD (2) 10,000 ltrs of water tank 1,958 USD (3) Building material 11,688 USD (4) Electricity 1,300 USD (5) Water 1,300 USD Total amount 23,389 USD3. Constructing of Kogelo Village Community Clean Water (1) ¼ hectare of land 7,143 USD (2) 10,000 ltrs of water tank 1,958 USD (3) Building material 11,688 USD (4) Electricity 1,300 USD (5) Water 1,300 USD Total amount 23,389 USD
  • 7. COMMUNITY LATRINES / MOBILE LATRINESLATRINES1. Constructing of Kiambiu Community Toilets (1) ½ hectare of land 10,390 USD (2) Material 32,468 USD (3) Water 1,300 USD (4) Electricity 1,300 USD (5) Tank 5000 ltr 584 USD Total amount = 46,042 USD 2. Constructing of Kibera Laini Saba Community Toilet (1) ½ hectare of land 10,390 USD (2) Material 32,468 USD (3) Water 1,300 USD (4) Electricity 1,300 USD (5) Tank 5000 ltr 584 USD Total amount = 46,042 USD3. Constructing of Kogelo Village Community Toilet (1) ½ hectare of land 10,390 USD (2) Material 32,468 USD (3) Water 1,300 USD (4) Electricity 1,300 USD (5) Tank 5000 ltr 584 USD Total amount = 46,042 USD ORMOBILE LATRINES1. Putting Mobile Panel Toilets in Kiambiu (1) 2 toilets for male @ 636 USD 1,273 USD (2) 2 toilets for female @ 636 USD 1,273 USD (3) 1 toilet for disable @ 636 USD 636 USD (4) 1 washroom for male @ 636 USD 636 USD (5) 1 washroom for female @ 636 USD 636 USD (6) Hand wash tank (100 ltr) with four basins @ 286 1,429 USD (7) ¼ hectares of land 7,143 USD Total amount 13,026 USD2. Putting Mobile Panel Toilets in Kibera Laini Saba (1) 2 toilets for male @ 636 USD 1,273 USD (2) 2 toilets for female @ 636 USD 1,273 USD (3) 1 toilet for disable @ 636 USD 636 USD (4) 1 washroom for male @ 636 USD 636 USD
  • 8. (5) 1 washroom for female @ 636 USD 636 USD (6) Hand wash tank (100 ltr) with four basins @ 286 1,429 USD (7) ¼ hectares of land 7,143 USD Total amount 13,026 USD 3. Putting Mobile Panel Toilet in Kogelo (1) 2 toilets for male @ 636 USD 1,273 USD (2) 2 toilets for female @ 636 USD 1,273 USD (3) 1 toilet for disable @ 636 USD 636 USD (4) 1 washroom for male @ 636 USD 636 USD (5) 1 washroom for female @ 636 USD 636 USD (6) Hand wash tank (100 ltr) with four basins @ 286 1,429 USD (7) ¼ hectares of land 7,143 USD Total amount 13,026 USDFEEDING PROGRAMME1. Kiambiu orphans/street children feeding programme (1) Orphans 200 orphans (2) Feeding cost per month 1,948 USD2. Kibera Laini Saba orphans/street children feeding programme (1) Orphans 150 orphans (2) Feeding cost per month 1,300 USD3. Kogelo Village orphans/street children feeding programme (1) Orphans 150 orphans (2) Feeding cost per month 1,300 USDHOSPITAL OR HEALTH CENTRE1. Building of Kiambiu hospital or health centre Please contact us for more details2. Building f Kibera Laini Saba hospital or health centre Please contact us for more details3. Building of Kogelo village community hospital or health centre Please contact us for more detailsLet Us not Love merely in words or the tongue. But in action, and in reality.I hope to read your positive reply from you soon and keep in touch always,RegardsSteve Olitainfo@lecdenkenya.com
  • 9. http://www.lecdenkenya.comhttp://twitter.com/lecdenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOF4YRr9ydQ