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SAVE the Children Zambia ends cash transfer scheme in Sinazongwe District

General News SAVE the Children Zambia ends cash transfer scheme in Sinazongwe District

SAVE the Children Zambia has finally closed out the Direct Response Through Emergency Cash Transfer project in Sinazongwe District in Southern province.

The Direct Response Through Emergency Cash Transfer (DiRECT) project was a humanitarian project that targeted drought affected Districts in Zambia including Sinazongwe.

ZANIS reports that this came to light when Save the children presented an implementation summary of the project to stakeholders in the District during a meeting held at Lyawa lodge today.

According to the organization’s Director Essay Tatek, the move is aimed at protecting lives, wellbeing and livelihoods, stimulated markets and supported local markets.

Mr.Tatek said in his presentation that the project had brought about improved food security amongst food insecure households in the District in areas that were affected by drought.

He said households from affected areas received six months unconditional cash entitlements to meet basic food and essential nonfood needs.

Rural markets had also been supported through cash grants and training which enabled them to restock and prepare for an increased demand, he said.

Mr. Tatek  said the project  has disbursed money in two first payment to cover three months with the last payment covered four months as the project was scheduled to be implemented within the period of six months.

The project will be ending on June 31st, 2017 and no cash transfer will be disbursed afterwards.


He said the remaining one week will be used to establish exactly the number of beneficiaries that had been paid out.

And in his vote of thanks, community welfare assistance committee (CWAC)member, Benson Mujala commended the civil organisation  for its support rendered to the affected households during the implementation of the project.

Mr.Mujala said the project had helped in supplementing Government efforts in alleviating the suffering of the local communities that were affected by drought caused by El Nino in the District.

The DiRECT project was a UK aid funded project from the British people and was implemented by save the children and concern worldwide as partners.

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