South Sudan remains highly vulnerable to a range of economic, political, food security and livelihoods, social, and environmental and security related shocks. This has resulted to food insecurity and the deepening economic crisis, which have disrupted every stage of the food value chain. the ongoing conflict in the country has displacement thousand of people in addition to period climate extremes resulting in extended dry spells and flooding have brought a persistent decline to food production. In addition to the structural constraints related to access to quality inputs, tools and equipment, knowledge and skills to cope with climate extremes and for improved agricultural production. Concurrently, contamination of arable land by explosive hazards has hindered food production
Due to extended periods of conflict women have lost the means and capacity to provide for themselves and have subsequently become entrenched in a cycle of dependency on foreign assistance they even lost agriculture skills. with this project the women will regain back their skills while at the same, agricultural activities will become their main sources of income within the communities, as of now women in collected sites in Hai Masna are involved in petty trade (such as selling tea, brewing local alcohol with 20% earning less which is equivalent of $1/day.
With this financial support from Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust has funded Christian Action for Relief and Development-CARD , the project will boost their resilience through fostering their abilities to generate an income and savings, as well as re-ignite their confidences in both skill-learning and business to become self-reliance and self-employment.
Its also expected that this project will Empower self-help groups economically to increased access to food Nutrition Security and sustainable livelihoods for the poor vulnerable Women in IDPs collected site. The concept of Self Help Group (SHG) is to make target groups to become productive members in the society by creating their own employment to help in reducing the incidence disguised and seasonal unemployment. The target self-help group women supported in food security and sustainable livelihood dramatically Increased in food vegetable production and reduce the incidence of general and acute malnutrition among rural households in collected sites.
These cooperative groups (Self Help Group) will be train in marketing skills, business skills, savings and credit, in order to addresses consolidating economic based. This will enhances the women’s contribution to the household’s income as a result of credit access, saving culture, earning interest. Helps in creating self-employment generation, initiating livelihoods skills. It also enable them to claim a good measure of autonomy from perpetual dependency on self- independent and to participate fully in society economically.