Nilinde OVC Project

Project Description

Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) for Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya (Nilinde) is a five-year Cooperative Agreement awarded to Plan International in partnership with Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT), Childline Kenya, Danya International, and Mothers2Mothers.  Known locally as Nilinde, this five-year initiative aims to improve the welfare and protection of the most vulnerable households affected by HIV/AIDS by increasing resiliency and empowering parents and caregivers to make investments that will improve the health and well-being of OVC.

Nilinde aims at strengthening household and community capacity with knowledge, skills and services to reduce economic vulnerability – efforts that will reduce the risk and impact of HIV/AIDS and other health conditions on most vulnerable populations in Kenya.

Project Objectives

  • Increased access to health and social services for OVC and their families.
  • Strengthened capacity of households and community to protect and care for OVC

Strengthened child welfare and protection systems at the national level, and improved structures and services for effective responses in targeted counties

Geographical coverage: AMURT implements Nilinde project in the entire Mombasa county and in one sub-county in Malindi–Malindi sub-county. In collaboration with Nilinde partners, key government ministries as well as other relevant stakeholders, AMURT spearheads service delivery to targeted OVC and HH in a total of 7 sub counties, that is; Changamwe, Kisauni, Nyali, Mvita, Likoni and Jomvu and Malindi Sub County in Kilifi County. These areas constitute both urban and rural setup with Mombasa having the informal settlements where some of the OVC reside.

Caseload

Mombasa Kilifi ( Malindi) Total
OVC reach 12986 6789 19775
Active OVC 11883 6033 17916
HH 5087 2115 7202
 CHVs 356 153 509
CBTs 20 11 31
Areas of operation Changamwe, Jomvu, Likoni, Nyali, Kisauni &Mvita Malindi

2017 Project Achievements

Output 1: Increased access to health and social services for OVC and their families

 

Planned activity Achievement Variance
48 Community conversations 50 -2
Reach 2000 OVC with health services 2438 (1144m, 1294f) OVC -438
HTS for for year 2 6000 OVC 6394(3018m, 3376f) OVC -394
Overall OVC known HIV status for 17916 OVC 13174 4742

Shift to targeted testing

Link 700 OVC to care and treatment 722 (358m,364f) -22
Enroll 2 CMMs 2 0
Reach 700 CLHIV with PSS 698 enrolled in support groups -2 had relocated
Life skills training for 4000 adolescent OVC 3665 335
Birth registration for 2660 OVC 3448 – 788
Birth registration for all 17916 OVC 6588 11328
Train 6962 caregivers in positive

parenting skills

4911 ( 538m, 4373f) 2051

 

Train 60 community leaders in succession planning 139 -79

Additional 79 were CHVs

300 OVC HH access social protection services 1143 HH enrolled in NHIF -843: Plus Up
Bursaries for 200 OVC 1023 OVC -823: Plus up

 

 Output 2: Strengthened capacity of households and community to protect and care for OVC.

Interventions for Highly vulnerable HH

 

Planned activity Achievement Variance
Establish 2 Economic strengthening Committees 2
Trained 509 CHVs and 235 Caregivers as HES Mentors to OVC households 744
Mobilize 1680 caregivers to join Merry go rounds 443 1237
840 caregivers trained in kitchen gardens 1310 – 470
844/ 1680 caregivers supported with asset transfer 844 836
Trained 840 highly vulnerable households on Life  Skills  &  basics  of resource management 760 80

Budget constraints