With the long deeper research, African Christians organization Network (ACON)
Organization designed a Village Development Model (VDM) which consists of six activities, in the year of 2000 in consultation with the staff members of ACON and Board members according to the need of community to reduce the eliminate the causes of poverty among the poverty stricken people. In 2002 ACON has been introduced VDM model, through the base of some activities implemented in villages of Matungu area and results life changing impact in the community at Matungu area. After implementation of the said Model activities the Changes/results are positive, quite visible and satisfactory. Now we take this opportunity to Introduce/present the same with your esteemed organization. The following seven Components/activities of the Village Development Model consisting innovative and local based techniques to promote local resources and community mobilization as well as indigenous knowledge among rural poor communities within a specific time period, the purpose of the innovative VDM establishment is to promote sustainable rural development in far and scattered rural area of western Kenya are vulnerable and affected.
The Village Development Model Activities are:
1) Women and Youth Group/Organizing CBOs/SHG
2) Promotion of Useful modern farming technologies
3) Kitchen Gardening at Household level using Biochar
4) Safe Drinking Water through Ceramic water Filter
5) Fuel-Efficient Stoves Cooking Technology
On the completion of the project they can be able to run their own micro projects through village based CBO in their village and will be able continue the project activities.
. Skills transferred among the beneficiaries.
. They will be organized and able to take decision on village level.
. Interfaith harmony will be promoted.
. Start thinking.
. Coordination/communication improved among the beneficiaries.
. Adult Literacy School will be constructed in their village and will be use full for
. Schools will be used as a Place where they can sit/gather for any development
activities in their village which previously not in practice.
. Reading/writing/counting capacity will be increased among the Women.
. Identification of their basic needs and wants
. Promotion of the marketing
. Long term relief from the money lenders.
. Improvement in health condition through safe drinking water, Smokeless Stoves and
Kitchen gardening to getting fresh vegetable.
. Able to sensitize government to solve their problems.
. Strong linkages will be developed among the Government Department.
. Job opportunity will be increased
. Able to support their family
. Future will be moving towards saved
Proposed Work Plan
Estimated Budget for one village (30 families) within one year time period.
S. No. Description Unit Kenya Shillings Amount
Community Organizing CBO/SHG 01 KSHS.10, 000/-
1. Women Adult Literacy Centers 01 KSHS. 25,000/-
2. Animal Breeds Goats 30 KSHS. 90,000/-
3. Kitchen Gardening Kits 30 KSHS. 15,000/-
4. Safe Drinking Water ( Filter) 30 KSHS. 15,000/-
5. Fuel-Efficient Stoves 30 KSHS. 10,000/
6. Capacity Building/Trainings 02 KSHS. 20,000/-
7. Vocational Training Establishment 01 KSHs. 17,000/-
8. Salary of Vocational Teacher in months 06 KSHS. 6,000/-
9. Stipend for Apprentices 4*500 04 KSHS. 8,000/-
10. Follow up visits Monitoring*10,000/- p.m. 12 KSHS. 120,000/-
11. 2 Field workers salaries*Rs. 4,000/- 12 KSHS. 48,000/-
Total Proposed Budget for 30 families US $ 5.314.3/-
Approximately Cost per beneficiaries will be in KSHS. 12,399.33/-
R e c o v e r y
The Details of the recovery per beneficiaries and 30 families will be:
S. No. Description Per Family 30 Families
1. Seeds and Fertilizer: 3,450/- 103,500/-
2. Kitchen Gardening Kits 200/- 6,000/-
3. Safe Drinking Water 200/- 6,000/-
4. Fuel Efficient Stoves 2000/- 2,000/-
5. Recovery of Stipend 250/- 4,000/-
Budget Village wise
For one village the budget will be in US$25,000
The sustainability of the project can be measured after the completion of the proposed village
Development model project as follows:
a. The targeted village will have their own organized CBOs/SHGs
b. At least 30 families of one village will have a smoke free cooking technology, and save
50% wood from fire and 50% reduction in gas emissions
c. The targeted villages are using a safe drinking water through the construction of Bio—
Sand filter units at their house hold level.
d. Women of the each village are able to read and write and empowered to take part in decision making process.
e. The (RLFs) revolving loan funds are established in their own village and the recycling process is being started for the communities.
f. The targeted village families have a fresh vegetable at household level and are trained
to cultivate vegetable at house hold level.
g. Useful animal breeds’ importance and awareness promoted through heifers and goat
Scheme. All the villagers of the targeted village are running their village based CBO/SHG and saving on regular basis.
i. The sustainable development is initiated to move towards MDG millennium development goals.