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This project was Implemented in Belet Hawa, the objectives of this project was twofold: to ensure that the immediate food needs of vulnerable drought affected communities in Belet hawa are supported in appropriate and timely manner as well as to improve availability and accessibility to safe water and household sanitation practices for drought affected communities in Belet Hawa. The project was supported by Act Alliance through NCA. The project targeted 2,600 HHs (15,600 persons). Each beneficiary was given ………… for 5 months. …. Labour deficit households were each paid  …once. The project also gave cash to women to do small scale business.

The beneficiaries of the project are drought and conflict affected communities and pastoral dropouts who have lost their assets. The beneficiaries are located in the southern outskirts of Belet Hawa District, the district headquarters/town centre was left out because it received food from WFP and a consortium of NGOs that comprised of ASEP, IDF and NAPAD funded by ERF.
General community vulnerability in the target area was its peak and the aim of the intervention was to support the communities at their localities and enable them recover.
The key activities implemented are;
a)    Beneficiary identification, selection and registration
b)    Tendering of food procurement, money vendor and construction of toilets
c)    Distribution of food to beneficiaries.
d)    Supervision and monitoring of food distribution and construction of toilets
e)    Supervision of cash relief

The project was implemented by a team of NAPAD staff-members with the help of Community CRC. In implementing the project, NAPAD staff-members first embarked on a campaign of community mobilization in which they met with key community elements such as political, traditional and religious leaders, women and youth groups of the target communities in order to familiarize them with plans, objectives and processes of implementation of the project.
Community mobilization was followed by a process aimed to identify, select and register would-be project beneficiaries.
After identifying, selecting and registering project beneficiaries, NAPAD floated tenders for the cash vending. NAPAD selected the best cash vendor in terms of price and efficiency.
NAPAD has provided the cash vendor list of the beneficiaries that show the following particular:
•    Name of head of household;
•    Sex;
•    Household size;
•    Amount cash received; and
•    Signature.
Also NAPAD provided to each beneficiary a token that bears his/her name, amount of cash due, date, signature of beneficiary, signature of NAPAD field officer, NAPAD Logo and NAPAD Stamp.
Each beneficiary was advised to go to the office of cash vendor to collect his/her dues by handing over his/her token to the cash vendor who would check the token against the list of beneficiaries provided to him by NAPAD. After receiving the cash each beneficiary signed beneficiary list for the confirmation of receipt of his/her entitlement.
After paying each beneficiary, the cash vendor presented the tokens and the list of beneficiaries to NAPAD finance office who paid him/her the total amount of cash he/she paid to the beneficiaries plus 2% commission.