HSNP Registers 260,000 New Households, Compiles ESR Data
A total of 269,288 new households have been registered to benefit from the third phase of the Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) that is set to run until 2023. The households are drawn from Isiolo, Tana river, Samburu and Garissa.
“The four additional counties are set to benefit from HSNP owing to their ranking on the Poverty Index according to Kenya Bureau of Statistics,’’ says NDMA Operations Manager, Boniface Naukot.
Among the registered households, 32,000 will be eligible to receive the regular cash transfer payments of KES 5,400 every two months, while 237,288 will receive the payments only during drought period starting next year.
Garissa has the highest number of households at 91,060, followed by Tana River at 80,401. Samburu has 67,329 while Isiolo has the lowest, 51,498.
The registration of the four counties brings to eight, the number of ASAL counties where HSNP is being implemented. Other target counties are Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir and Turkana and cumulatively have 101,800 programme beneficiaries.
Mr Naukot said the new registration also provides data for the Enhanced Single Registry (ESR), an up-to-date database of poor and vulnerable households that’s being created by the National Social Protection Secretariat to guide rollout of social protection interventions in Kenya. “HSNP is responsible for ESR data collection in the eight target counties,” he said, adding “we have completed collecting data from all the counties to build the single registry.’’
To promote project ownership and participation, Community Based Validation is being conducted to validate the information shared about the listed households. Through this, the communities help in identifying households that have been included, excluded or are missing erroneously.