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HSNP Ending Hunger, Protecting Assets

Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00

HSNP is part of the National Safety Nets Programme (NSNP), five cash transfer programmes that also include; CT-OVC, OPCT, Urban Food Subsidy, and Persons Living with Disability grants. HSNP is operating under the Ministry of Devolution and Planning in the Directorate of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands. It is managed by the National Drought Management Authority. HSNP2 is supporting poorest and vulnerable households in the poorest four Arid Counties of Turkana, Mandera, Wajir and Marsabit. 

The overall objective of HSNP is to reduce extreme hunger and vulnerability by delivering regular and unconditional cash transfers of Kshs. 2,450 per month. The core objectives are: - 1) to ensure effective, financially secure and well-targeted use of safety net and cash transfer programmes to support some of the most vulnerable and poor in Kenya 2) implement a scaled up, integrated, effective government-led and financed safety net programme. The primary impact areas are: consumption expenditure, child nutrition and asset retention whereas the secondary include- improvement of health, education and livelihoods.

HSNP2 also intends to provide all 374,000 households registered– the majority of the County population – with a fully functional bank account. Furthermore and depending on availability of resources, additional households that meet the set criteria might receive assistance during severe emergency situations. Wajir being one of the Counties with highest levels of poverty in Kenya, and among those at the greatest risk of drought has been part of the programme from the start of Phase 1 in 2008. At the start of the current phase, HSNP 2 conducted mass voluntary registration of all households that presented themselves from November 2012 to May 2013.

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