No. of pages: 104
Publication date: 2008
Available languages: English
KHANA has been providing income generation activities (IGA) through community based implementing partners to HIV affected families. Small scale grants of USD30 were provided which can have only a limited impact on household economies.
As a result, KHANA piloted a microfinance project for HIV affected families partnering with VisionFund. The evaluation aims to measure the impact, identify lessons learnt and challenges encountered, and identify best practices from the pilot. Qualitative and quantitative methods were used to collect data from selected respondents. Results showed most of HIV affected families who received microfinance had improved living conditions in terms of food security, health condition, child school attendance, and saving. Notably, PLHIV who accessed microfinance reported higher adherence to anti retroviral therapy (ART). There is a need to sustain momentum of the positive effects of microfinance provision among HIV affected households. It is strongly recommended the pilot continues and is expanded to other communities.