PROJECT NO. 154/10128-FUNDED BY CORDAID

PROJECT TITLE: Economic Empowerment for Smallholder Fishers and Farmers through Alleviating Pollution of the LakeVictoria Project

SUMMARY OF THE NARRATIVE PROGRESS REPORT FOR THE PERIOD SIX MONTHS STARTING 1 ST SEPTEMBER 2004TO 28 TH FEBRUARY 2005


INTRODUCTION

In September 2004, KADETFU signed an agreement for partnership with CORDAID of The Netherlands to undertake the project entitled “Economic Empowerment of Smallholder Fishers and Farmers through Alleviating Pollution of Lake Victoria Watersâ€. This has come in after KADETFU realizing the adverse environmental impacts in the lake contributed by fishers and farmers due to many factors accelerating poverty among the community in the lake basin. To reduce the gravity of this situation, the project had and still has a final goal, which is to restore the degraded lake environment that will increase the activities to generate income to support the livelihood of small fishers and farmers’ communities on a sustainable basis. On the way to attain the final goal, the project is still on the same track as afore planned.

Vision Statement

We envisage a friendly environment and a healthy, prosperous, and just society that is committed to solution of its problems independently and sustainably.

Mission Statement

KADETFU is committed to protect human rights, conserve the environment, facilitate promotion of social, economic, cultural development and empower the society.

Objectives

Economic promotion by enhancing income opportunities to ensure food availability at household level in urban and rural areas through improving community capacities and research.