The Kakuma Refugee Assistance Programme (KRAP) aims to enhance self-reliance and sustainable livelihoods of 4,080 refugees in Kakuma Camp, Turkana County, through development of models that will address resilience, safety net and consumption; skills enhancement, employment opportunities and enterprise development.
One of the goals of this project is to form a baseline that will support the development of the livelihood strategy for 2016 and beyond by AAH-I as the lead implementing agency of livelihood activities on behalf of UNHCR. In 2015, the project envisions to support existing livelihood initiatives in agriculture and business development. The project will ensure new Persons of Concern (PoC) arriving in the camp undergo a livelihood capacity assessment/profiling exercise. This is aimed at identification of skills that new refugee arrivals can use to earn a livelihood as soon as they are registered. New PoC will receive an induction that will create a self-reliance mindset by introducing life skills and basic financial literacy training in the camp reception process.
Achievements as of September 2015
To date, 445 farmers have been trained in group formation and organisation development. A further 422 have also been trained in modern agricultural production methods. The project has also established two demonstration farms to support this training and has installed water tanks and a solar pump. In addition, 120 PoCs (Persons of Concern) have been supported with start-up capital to engage in various business enterprises. This is following assessments that the project has been carrying out to determine the capacity of the beneficiaries to receive business loans.