Wholesome Living: How communities in Garissa are benefiting from GLIP

Wholesome Living: How communities in Garissa are benefiting from GLIP

The Anglican Church of Kenya holds wholesome Living as a key aspect of her ministry in the country. This ensures that the Gospel that is preached envisions a wholesome person who experiences Christ in all areas of life- spiritual, social, economic and physical. In this regard, the church continues to roll out programs that ensure an appreciation of God’s presence to include development. This is partly done through direct Church led interventions or through partnerships with other like-minded organizations. This does, however, not reflect duality in Church ministry but as actions of faith within the Gospel.

The Anglican Church of Kenya holds wholesome Living as a key aspect of her ministry in the country. This ensures that the Gospel that is preached envisions a wholesome person who experiences Christ in all areas of life- spiritual, social, economic and physical. In this regard, the church continues to roll out programs that ensure an appreciation of God’s presence to include development. This is partly done through direct Church led interventions or through partnerships with other like-minded organizations. This does, however, not reflect duality in Church ministry but as actions of faith within the Gospel.

Among the departments that help the Church to foster this development is the Anglican Development Services (ADS), spread out across the Country. ADS Interventions include the following areas of human life: Community Development, Advocacy, Climate Change Adaptation, Health, Food security, Education, health, water among others.

The Anglican Diocese of Garissa is covered by the ADS Eastern Region. This covers the largely arid areas towards the North-Eastern part of the Country. In an effort to improve access to quality food and water, ADSE has rolled out the Garissa Livelihoods improvement project (GLIP). The project targets 104 vulnerable persons, widows, orphans and the elderly in the area. Interventions under the project are in Water, Sanitation & Health (WASH), agriculture, saving Schemes among others.

The Rt. Rev. David Mutisya (ACK Garissa Diocese) recently visited some of the project implementation sites. He was accompanied by the local administration officials in the respective areas and ADSE Staff. These included Faryar, Atheleyand Lagdera villages within Raya Location. Community members received female gala goats for production under the project.

In Qorder farm, the delegation Visited a water canal system constructed by ADSE for farmers. An earlier earth dam that was being used by the farmers was in 2018 destroyed by floods. This affected the source of livelihood for them.

They also visited a water project at Atheley. The project supplies water to communities in Atheley and Faryar villages. Later, the Bishop visited women’s farms in Bara and Sankuri.  He commended their resilience and good work in the partnership between the Church and Community.

The Anglican Diocese of Garissa is covered by the ADS Eastern Region. This covers the largely arid areas towards the North-Eastern part of the Country. In an effort to improve access to quality food and water, ADSE has rolled out the Garissa Livelihoods improvement project (GLIP). The project targets 104 vulnerable persons, widows, orphans and the elderly in the area. Interventions under the project are in Water, Sanitation & Health (WASH), agriculture, saving Schemes among others.

The Rt. Rev. David Mutisya (ACK Garissa Diocese) recently visited some of the project implementation sites. He was accompanied by the local administration officials in the respective areas and ADSE Staff. These included Faryar, Atheleyand Lagdera villages within Raya Location. Community members received female gala goats for production under the project.

In Qorder farm, the delegation Visited a water canal system constructed by ADSE for farmers. An earlier earth dam that was being used by the farmers was in 2018 destroyed by floods. This affected the source of livelihood for them.

They also visited a water project at Atheley. The project supplies water to communities in Atheley and Faryar villages. Later, the Bishop visited women’s farms in Bara and Sankuri.  He commended their resilience and good work in the partnership between the Church and Community.

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  2. Abdirizaq says:

    Am from tana river county charidende sub location i have a project of kienyeji chicken which i started this year i have alot of challenges i.e feeds ,,drugs,capital and others…kindly help me if yu. Project it has also others members your
    posutive reply is appreciated

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