JOINT MONITORING AND EVALUATION MISSION OF SALGAA PROJECTS

BY TVT AND NMC, JANUARY 2014

Participants at the  Salgaa monitoring and Evaluation meeting, held in Salgaa on 25 January, 2014

Background

The main focus of TVT is to empower women and youth to undertake  income generating projects that are sustainable in order to  uplift their  standard of living and be financially stable. In addition TVT facilitates  spiritual transformation among its beneficiaries by partnering with  Churches and spiritual leaders.  It is on this  basis that TVT has been partnering with  Nappanee Missionary Church to  rehabilitate  commercial sex workers of Salgaa  by offering alternative means of earning a living. Since the inception of the TVT- NMC partnership, several steps have been  undertakenwith the aim of  improving the livelihood and economic status of the women of Salgaa, and in particular to free them from slavery of drugs and prostitution. Apart from training  and equipping group members with different skills.The group, which  comprises of 65 women and 3 men has been officially registered  with the  ministry of social services under the name of Bolesa self-help group. The main projects that the  group has been involved in are: making of reusable sanitary towels, greenhouse farming, tailoring and renting of chairs for social events.NMC has been providing funding, which has enabled TVT to set up two  main projects for the  Salgaa group.

 

Marketing  and future monitoring of  the Salgaa Projects

It was also agreed to explore the possibility of assisting the Salgaa women to sell their produce through TVT website. TVT Outreach Coordinator, Mrs. Lucy Gichuru, also promised to be visiting the women frequently to monitor the projects progress so that if there are problems they can be solved on time. For the  success and sustainability of the  project  it was agreed that ever body in the group should work hard  and avoid suffering  from dependency syndrome by generating their own income  from their projects.  Dr. Kilemi  reemphasized the fact NMC, TVT and AGC  will continue to  empower them socially, economically and spiritually but they also have to do their bit.

Finally  one of group members, Pastor Emily Koskei led the  group in closing prayers and also thanked God for the miraculous healing  of one of the partners,  Dana Jacobs. It was a strong testimony that in God nothing is impossible.

Photos of some the  Products of  the Salgaa women group – Table mats and water jar covers and each cost $10. Proceeds go to individual women who have been embroidering them. Women request support in marketing them to enable them to earn a living. There are many designs but  these are just a few.

Photo Gallery: Joint Monitoring And Evaluation Mission Of Salgaa Projects

Photogallery: 2014 Monitoring Mission to Salgaa: Mats