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Picture Power: Understanding impact through a community lens

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Since 2011, members of Kalawani community, Makueni County in lower eastern Kenya, have been working with Christian Aid and our partner ADS Eastern on a PPA-funded Thriving Resilient Livelihoods programme.

The aim of the programme is to empower communities to identify and address the risks and problems that prevent them making the most of opportunities to develop.

Through the programme, the community is addressing issues of disaster linked to water shortages and drought, climate change, food shortages, lack of employment and income generating opportunities, water-related conflict, environmental degradation and a range of social issues including lack of women’s empowerment, low levels of education and high levels of poor health and disease.

Three community photo monitors from Kalawani - Jackson Kawewa, Justus Nzioki and Mary Mutungi - were trained in basic photography

As part of a PPA outcome assessment & review process in March 2015, three community photo monitors from Kalawani - Jackson Kawewa, Justus Nzioki and Mary Mutungi - were trained in basic photography.

After two days training in ‘vernacular photography’ delivered by Christian Aid’s Matt Gonzalez-Noda, they spent two weeks taking photographs of the most significant changes that they and their peers in their community have experienced as a result of the PPA programme.

Published on 10 April 2015

Resource language
English
Themes – Areas of work
  • Voice and governance
Location
  • Africa
  • Kenya