OUR WORK

1.Orphans, Vulnerable Children and Youth Program

CABDA works with Orphans, Vulnerable Children, Youth and their families who have failed to get the loving care and parenting that they need to grow into productive and responsible citizens because of HIV pandemic in Western Kenya. These children, teenage and youth also face the risk of; not knowing their HIV status, delayed treatment for those who know their status, engaging in deviate behaviour such as crime, drugs, alcoholism and prostitution.  Our organization works with this target group with the main objective of HIV prevention and social services to prevent, safeguard and promote their social welfare majorly through economic empowerment of their families within established community structures and systems.

This project puts emphasis on increasing OVC and youth access to essential services by supplementing government services to vulnerable children ensuring all age groups have access to basic needs.

This is achieved through psychosocial support, shelter and care, health care, child protection, positive parenting, education/vocational trainings, food and nutrition as well as household economic strengthening.

2.Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program

 CABDA works with communities to provide safe water, improved   sanitation and Hygiene in schools and families. The main objective of this project is to reduce incidences of diarrheal diseases and use time and resources previously lost due to preventable diseases in creating jobs and sustainable wealth. We seek to provide the communities that we work in with clean and safe water while ensuring sustainability of the facilities through established structures and systems, that includes committees, Community health workers among others.  With our advocacy work in this programme, we enable the voices of the vulnerable group in the communities to reach decision makers, who have power to change unjust policies and practices.

The program aim is: –

  • Improve access to safe water and sanitation in schools as well as families.
  • To Improve transparency, integrity, accountability and sector decision making in WASH sector
  • To increase awareness of people on     hygiene behavior.
  • To have Strong and active institutions that effectively respond to the SDG ambition
  • To improve WASH facilities in schools, families and community at large through piloting       innovative models and designs.
  •  To develop the capacities of schools, families and   communities to manage their own WASH   facilities.
  •  To increase employment, empower    local    entrepreneurship and strengthening           enterprises.
  • To Improve management of water Resources, and water and sanitation management services provision
  • Improved coordination of sector interventions

3.Community and Families Healthcare Program

CABDA works to improve overall health of communities and families.  Many families in Western Kenya lack access to proper health services due to poverty, ignorance and lack of information. People fail to seek medical attention because they lack the resources to pay for them.  In supporting the improvement of community and families health care, CABDA works with other CSOs, government and private sector by leveraging its strengths against theirs. Where medical attention is required, CABDA works through the government community health strategy that encourages use of community health volunteer’s linkages to health facilities to ensure that families and communities take charge of their health issues.  The strategy capitalises on leveraging support from other health practitioners such as the Government (through the Universal Health Coverage programme), NGOs and missionary managed health facilities rather than establishing its own.

CABDA focus on Malaria, TB, HIV/Aids, maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) as the primary issues.

The objectives being:

  • To maximise impact of interventions against HIV, TB and Malaria in Western Kenya.
  • To strengthen Health systems in Western Kenya by improving accessibility, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • To increase equitable access to quality maternal and child health care.
  • To lobby and advocate for domestic resource mobilization for health.

4.Women, Youth and Families Economic empowerment Program

CABDA goal is to empower women, youth and their families economically, socially and politically. Women, youth and families empowerment approach promotes the enjoyment of human rights for all vulnerable and marginalised people, especially the poorest of the poor.

The Program focuses on ending poverty in all its manifestations through enterprise development for job and wealth creation to vulnerable youth and women. It does this by first focusing on the poorest women together with their children and youth as well as broadening the focus to the entire families and communities. This is done by building the capacities of poor communities using, Self Help Group (SHG) Approach, Savings and Internal Communities (SILC) Methodology, apprentice and provision of loans to individuals and groups as entry points. CABDA uses  savings groups  as a platform to  bring on board an avalanche of interventions  which include: Financial Education/Literacy, Issuance of Micro-loans to individuals through  caregiver groups,  formation of producer groups and  Linkages to formal financial institutions, social  and other government safety nets programmes.  The organization uses a bottom –up approach which builds on peoples’ existing capabilities and strengths. It is an empowerment approach which priorities the building and strengthening of people’s institutions. It does this by investing in social capital and human capabilities, especially those of women with their children and youth, to enable them to participate in decision – making at the family, community, and macro level and to lift themselves out of poverty.

5.Climate Change Program

 CABDA is partnering with Individual groups of people in Germany to implement various climate change interventions at the family and community level covering in Western Kenya. As a need to conserve the environment, CABDA takes the initiative to capacity-build women and youth on some of the best practices to realize a friendly and conducive environment. The objective is  to equip the women and youth with skills and knowledge to enable  them navigate through the ecosystem with transformative measures to improve living standards and reduce suffering  from health complications caused by pollution and consumption of artificially produced foods and further conserve the environment. Among the initiatives put in place are:

  • Training women and youth in energy saving ripple rocket cooking stoves.
  • Training women and youth in Fireless Basket cookers.
  • Training women and youth in Solar cooking
  • Training women and youth in Bio char and organic farming practices

6.Institutional Strengthening

CABDA builds capacity of Civil Society Organization/ Community Based Organizations (CBOs/CSOs) for them to sustain themselves. This is done through the Organizational Development and Systems strengthening (ODSS) model which is a planned, systematic and participatory process that aims at facilitating understanding and change in an organization, and aligning the organization’s internal systems and structures, its relationships with stakeholders and its operational activities.

CSOs are capacity-built on:

 Project Design & Management.

 Leadership, Governance & Strategy.

 Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement.

 Financial Management, Budgeting.

 Administration and Human Resource Management.

 Networking and Advocacy.

 Knowledge Management.

 Sustainability of organizations  

 Monitoring and Evaluation.