The four representatives were actively involved in the meeting session. The goal of the village leaders was to let KIHO introduce itself to the community so that, the community is aware of how KIHO operates and how it can cooperate with Kizungo farmers in facilitation and support of development initiative activities.
For the annual party of Nane Nane, the August 8th 2014 (National Agriculture Exhibition), the director of KIHO, Mr. Kateri Genes Daniel and the European volunteer, Mr. Jerome Alain Faes went to Arusha accompanied with five local farmers from Same district, who aimed at visiting Nane Nane National Agriculture Exhibition to discover the novelties regarding agriculture and relative appropriate technologies.
Application of Money Maker Pumps to improve small scale irrigation systems by farmers themselves:
Thanks to financial and material support of United Nations - World Food Program and hard work of the team of Kilimanjaro Hope Organization (KIHO). On Wednesday, 23 and Thursday, July 24th 2014; the Kilimanjaro Hope Organization had a pleasure to be able to supply 7 manual pumps to farmers of Minyala village. On Wednesday 23rd, the three development initiative groups namely, Miu Mwera Group, Mwamko Group and Kilimo Hai Group, each received a complete set of the Money Maker Pump.
In September 2013 KIHO, as one of the most community-oriented NGOs in Same District, received a dairy cows project proposal by the farmers’ community group of Chome ward.
KIHO carefully examined the project and proposed 2 main suggestions to make it as much relevant as possible to its core principles: 1) an integrated approach; 2) gender equality through women’s representation.
Last Thursday KIHO attended a sub-village meeting at Bagamoyo Maasai community, located in the Terite area, near Ruvu village, Same District.
The meeting focused on the severe water scarcity currently faced by the Maasai community of this area which includes 27 sub-villages (the so-called “bomas”), for an estimated total of 700-1,000 people (the number is not accurate, as the Maasai are a nomadic tribe: men are mainly shepherds or cattle-keepers and most of them come back home during the rainy season only).
We received a kind donation to our office from Donata, our Italian volunteer, and her family.
The stationery donation includes, among others: a webcam, printing paper, notepads, envelopes, folders, a stapler, paper clips, pens, highlighters and stickers.
KIHO, in agreement with the District Council and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), decided to shift from a water project to a market access road project in Gonjanza village.
Indeed, the original water and sanitation project could not be implemented due to logistics problems. Therefore, the new project will concern the construction of a village market access road. This is the second implementation phase of the project, whereas the first phase was finished about 10 years ago.
As a local cooperating partner of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), KIHO is constantly coordinating and monitoring its 2013/2014 “Food For Asset Creation” (FFA) projects.
Construction works in all the six villages of Same District in Kilimanjaro Region involved began in August/September 2013, are now halfway and are expected to be concluded within March 2014.
The six “Food for Asset Creation” projects are: four gravity water projects in Chajo, Gonjanza, Malindi and Mwembe and two market access road constructions in Tae-Mongoloma and Minyala-Matongo.
Globally, 970 households are involved, respectively: 169 in Chajo, 165 in Gonjanza, 165 in Malindi, 169 in Mwembe, 177 in Tae-Mongoloma and 125 in Minyala-Matongo, corresponding to an estimated total of 18,169 people.
KIHO is proud to announce that the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has awarded us (KIHO) as a local cooperating partner for the second time in a row. Six out of nine project proposals that we submitted in May 2013 to WFP have been approved for the implementation in the financial year 2013/2014. These “Food for Asset Creation” projects include four gravity water projects in Chajo, Gonjanza, Malindi and Mwembe as well as two market access road constructions in Tae-Mongoloma and Minyala-Matongo.
KIHO is very happy to announce that we have a very valued new item in our office. Our three former volunteers from Europe have handed over a new item for our office, a HP laserjet which is a combined printer, scanner and photocopy machine. Pauline, Núria and Johannes promised before leaving the country to help KIHO with the donation of a new printer. Today, Núria brought a brand-new laser printer and installed it with KIHO board members in the office.
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