Cash for work project creates many jobs for needed families. SADO implements this program in different areas especially in South/ Central, Somalia with ACTED. In the current project,1050 vulnerable beneficiaries were registered for the Unconditional cash transfer using selection criteria agreed with project stakeholders. Households with: pregnant and lactating women; no able-bodied household member/person able to participate in Cash for Work; child Headed Households -18 years and below; not being assisted by any other cash, food or livelihood projects; no source of income i.e. no jobs or business income; internally Displaced Families (IDPs) who have no livelihoods and don’t have any source of income; older persons as heads of Households (60 years and above); people living with disability as heads of households; female Headed Households/single mothers who have no source of income were prioritized and registered UCT.
The Beneficiaries received 4th cycles of unconditional cash transfer each cycle. They received the 4th cycle on 25th of April 2019. The cash received enabled vulnerable families to get access to their basic food and dietary needs.
CFW Activities results:
Host community and IDP’s sites beneficiaries engaged in the 1st cycle garbage collection/removal from IDP’s sites while in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th cycles the beneficiaries were involved in feeder roads rehabilitation.
In Kismayo, there are 20 CFW sites in 16 locations under the 27DIL project and the 4th cycle started on 23rd of March and ended on 10th of April.
The 2450 CFW beneficiaries received their monthly entitlements receiving 80 USD upon completion of every cycle through mobile money transfer (EVC).
The CFW intervention provided the workers with income so they can meet their essential needs, and at the same time empowered the community to rehabilitate basic communal services (feeder roads, water pans and canals) using tools provided by SADO/ACTED.
Water Pan rehabilitation:
In Bula Gadud and Yontoy the beneficiaries expanded the Bula Gadud and Yontoy water pan capacity from 966M3 to 2538M3 and 430M3 to 1,200M3 respectively. the increased capacity will maximize storage and high-water carrying capacity during the rainy season.
Irrigation canals/riverbank reinforcements:
In Yontoy, the beneficiaries also involved in the 4th cycle in the rehabilitation of Yontoy irrigation canal.
Yontoy village located in Southern Kismayo and it is an agricultural area with a high incidence of flooding. The canal rehabilitated will reduce the risk of flooding and improves people’s easy access into farms and protect the crops during rainy seasons. In Wadajir village, the beneficiaries involved in the 1st and 2nd cycles in fencing the water Tank “Berkat” which implemented by SADO/ACTED under the Stream Consortium, funded by European Union “EU”, whereas the beneficiaries engaged in 3rd and 4th cycles in feeder roads expansion which links the Berket to the village. In Wadajir village, the beneficiaries involved in the 1st and 2nd cycles in fencing the water Tank “Berkat” which implemented by SADO/ACTED under the Stream Consortium, funded by European Union “EU”, whereas the beneficiaries engaged in 3rd and 4th cycles in feeder roads expansion which links the Berket to the village.
Feeder road rehabilitation/expansion:
In Kismayo town host community and IDP’s beneficiaries of Calanley, Fanole, Farjano Shaqalaha Gulwade, Galbet IDP’s, Fanoloe IDP’s, Central IDP’s and Dalxis IDP’s rehabilitated a total of 5021m (5km) using the murrum, while the CFW beneficiaries in the targeted rural villages rehabilitated/expanded a total of 4,740m in Wadajir, Bula Gadud, Qam Qam, Luglow/bulobartire and Goobwayn villages. The road expansion in the rural ease movements of both human and vehicles from in and out of the villages.