The objective of the Tuendelee Pamoja program was to improve food security among vulnerable families in two ways: by improving socio-economic conditions, and by improving the health and nutrition of individuals, women, and young children. Specific activities included, among others, agricultural training, seed multiplication and distribution, rearing livestock to improve soil fertility, credit associations, tree planting, good cooking practices, and hygiene demonstrations.
The strategic objective of improving individual health and nutrition was based on four key initiatives:
Regarding concrete activities, behavior change through support groups involved trainings by project staff and fortifying communication networks among beneficiaries. Dietary diversification relied on the planting of vegetable gardens and fruit trees, and the promotion of good cooking practices. Nutrition awareness involved information sharing, community-based monitoring, and participation in group activities. Good hygiene practices required activities to disseminate information and to install and manage sanitary structures.
The program also included cross-cutting activities to: