The 3 Pillars of Jenga Jirani

During & post Covid-19, Jonathan Jackson Foundation with its partners Kubamba Trust plan to work with Kenyan CBO’s in the 8 regions of Kenya who ‘Jenga Jirani’ in at least one of the following 3 pillars:

PILLAR 1

(A) Food Distribution Initiatives

Problem: Loss of income opportunities.

Most Affected: The sick, elderly, persons with disability, and single-parent families.

Solution: Providing dry food and nutritional supplement.

Adaptation: Awareness creation and provision of appropriate information to adjust to current
living standards.


(B) Water Sanitation & Hygiene Support

Problem: Informal settlement communities have limited access to fresh drinking water and cannot
afford hand sanitizers.

Most Affected: Schools, Churches, markets, bus stations and community centres have poor sanitation,
limited access to latrines and drinking water sources.

Solution: Provision of hand washing stations to these centres will reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Adaptation: Awareness creation, provision of proper information on hand washing and hygiene.


PILLAR 2

Economic Empowerment Initiatives

Problem: Nearly 80% of the population in the most
affected areas are without a regular income.

Most Affected: People depending on daily wages.

Solution: Provision of grants for SMEs i.e. “Mama
mboga”, hair dressing, Kiosks & other community led
businesses will enable regeneration of the economy.

Adaptation: Awareness creation and provision of
appropriate information on sustainable local business
development.


PILLAR 3

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Problem: High teenage pregnancies due to effects of COVID-19.

Most Affected: Teenagers, orphans & vulnerable children.

Solutions: Provide psychosocial support and counselling to
underprivileged teenage girls on SRH; Provide sanitary pads,
undergarments and soaps; Provide training & job opportunities for sustainable benefit.

Adaptation: Awareness creation and provision of
appropriate information on SRH. Support gender desk activities.

OUR IMPACT

JENGA JIRANI INITIATIVE SUMMARY
MARCH TO SEPTEMBER 2020

MEALS PROVIDED

2.1 MILLION +

PEOPLE FED

46,900

LOCAL YOUTHS PAID

950

WEIGHT OF FOOD

225 TONNES

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