Rationale

Caritas Nairobi Refugee project is aimed at improving the independence and self-reliance of refugees in Nairobi’s Eastleigh, Kayole and Riruta where this lot is highly concentrated. The first phase of the project impacted positively.

  • 106 refugees living in Nairobi received micro loans to establish micro enterprises. These refugees were previously not able to access micro-enterprise loans.
  • 389 refugees attended business and technical skills workshops, which provided the theoretical background for establishing and managing the relevant enterprises.
  • 45 Refugees received vocational skills training with 40 out of the 45 going on to establish micro enterprises.

Through gained knowledge and experience in the first phase and through networking and collaboration, the second phase aims at enhancing refugees’ self-reliance by increasing skills, knowledge and developing micro enterprises.

Specifically the Project will:

  • Promote life skills education and capacity building to 450 refugees at risk especially women and young mothers by 2018.
  • Promote integration of 60 refugees through basic literacy training by 2018.
  • Enhance micro-enterprise development through vocational skills training for 120 refugees by 2018.
  • Enhance micro-enterprise development through provision of loans in a revolving fund to 50 refugees yearly.

It is expected that by the end of the project period, there will be an improvement in skills and knowledge for refugees targeted, as well as improvement in livelihoods. The project will benefit 450 refugee households directly, which will impact at least 2500 refugees.

As a result of this project, we expect: 

  • 450  refugees have improved livelihoods through life skills training
  • 200 refugees are engaged in gainful enterprise through the revolving fund
  • 120 refugees have improved vocational skills
  • 60 refugees have basic English and Kiswahili skills,
  • At-least 50 refugees have benefitted from legal intervention

Project Output

The project will also have an impact in: Reduction of refugee dependency on social contributions (family income support, one-off assistance in cash, etc.), increased capacity to initiate income generating activities, refugees, local people and authorities are informed and aware on the basic rights of refugees, project beneficiaries who are currently depending on friends and relatives or living in congested households would have an opportunity to begin a new life, the local and communal dynamics are promoted.