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The impact of community-based capital cash transfers on orphan schooling in Kenya

Skovdal, Morton and Webale, Albert and Mwasiaji, Winnie and Tomkins, Andrew (2013) The impact of community-based capital cash transfers on orphan schooling in Kenya. Development in Practice, 23 (7). pp. 934-943. ISSN 0961-4524

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Abstract

In this article we report on a community-based capital cash transfer initiative (CCCT) in Kenya that sought to mobilise and enable HIV-affected communities to respond to the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children. With bilateral funding, the Social Services Department in Kenya provided 80 communities across ten districts with advice and resources to set up social enterprises for the support of vulnerable children. A wide range of food and income generating activities were initiated by the communities, whose produce or profits contributed to the improved school attendance and performance of orphaned children, particularly amongst girls. We conclude that CCCT is a viable strategy for improving orphan schooling in sub-Saharan Africa.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cdip20/current#.Upy...
Additional Information: © 2013 Taylor & Francis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Departments > Psychological and Behavioural Science
Identification Number: 10.1080/09614524.2013.809697
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2013 14:28
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 11:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54753

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