Drought Cycle Management

This project sought to strengthen resilience among the Loita Maasai pastoralists through mitigation and prevention.

Project Concept

DCM employs the concept of Disaster Risk Reduction. This concept describes the drought as happening in a continuum, which can be managed through:

  • Community knowledge of its vulnerabilities through community risks assessment
  • Building or activating skills to counter the vulnerabilities
  • Developing capacities to make decisions and plans for risk reduction – mitigate or eliminate the risk

Project Description

This Project is about Drought Cycle Management (DCM) in the Loita Maasai Community in Loita Division. It is about a community that continues to feel the negative effects of recurring droughts and very harsh dry spells which destabilize their livelihoods and throws them into an unending cycle of poverty.

The seed of DCM was planted in this community a couple of years ago and its desire now is that it finds a partner to walk with as its seeks to improve skills, acquire new knowledge and influence attitude change as it seeks to build a community resilient to the effects of droughts.

The Loita Maasai pastoralists community seeks resilience through the awareness that the power to desire and enable change inherently lies with its people. It has built the necessary community structures and infrastructure to make this change possible and requests that you, The Narok County Government, walk with the Loita Maasai for a short while.

Data in Numbers

6 women groups with 173 members.

Grain Storage and preservation

  • A capital Seed of 540,000
  • 6 cereal banks with 270 tons Capacity
  • Beneficiaries 28,000 Loita Residents + 20 other neighbors.

Community Water Supply

  •  3 Spring Protected
  • 2 Wells dug
  • 3 Water pans dug
  • 1 borehole serviced
  • 64 members of water user committees trained.
  • 28,000 persons benefited,
  • 3 rain water harvesting systems.
  • 90,000 Livestock units(L.U) benefits.