Do you think that the County Governments should fund or set up cash transfer programmes for the poorest and most vulnerable in their respective Counties?
HSNP Ending Hunger, Protecting Assets
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.