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Projects and Programmes

1.Dairy Goat Upgrading Project

Macumo women group that consist of 18 members whose objective is to improve their
livelihood through dairy goat production acquired a certified buck through the G.O.K. Having
acquired each a doe, they have been able to breed 28 kids . This has improved their economic
status since each kid is valued at Ksh. 4, 000at the age of 4-5 months.The station has also embarked in breeding the dairy goat and enhancing improved breeds by keeping one buck also to serve for the community within Macumo area

2.Environmental Conservation and Management

The Diocese of Embu and Macumohas emphasized more on environmental conservation and
protection by sensitizing the communities on issues of climate change and tree planting within
the diocese. It came at a time when there had been a lot of destruction of the forest cover which
has resulted to climate change evidenced by inadequate rainfall, prolonged drought and soil depletion.

The diocese participated in the following farms:-
Macumo Station – 1,650 trees, KavurukoriFarm – 250 trees
Others through Macumo include:Macumo Secondary school – 300, Macumo Primary School –
Kanduri Primary School – 200, Rung'ang'a Primary School – 72, Ugweri Primary School – 150
Kagaari Primary School – 150, Farmers – 3,000
This was in collaboration with the Forestry department Embu East/ West and TARDA who
provided the trees for planting.


On environmental health, CCS Macumoparticipated in town clean up in collaboration with the
Municipal council of Runyenjes, Public health office, DC's office, Ministry of Agriculture and
livestock, Gender and social services, Business community, Kagaari A.C.K Church, Social
groups served by Macumo station like THUCI youth for Change, who worked hard to steer other
youth in town cleaning .The community was sensitized on proper waste disposal,use of compost
pits at H/H level and careful use and disposal of the polythene bags.(115 people participated).


To enhance environmental and trees conservation, CCS Macumo station initiated a microbiogas
to act as a training tool for the community and use in the hostel facility


The station has established two open field irrigation units, one based at St. Joseph secondary
School and the other at the station.
This has enabled sufficient supply of high value crops throughout the year to enhance food
security. For the small scale farmers, the station also demonstrates on bottle irrigation

Through these unit sufficient and consistence water supply is a requirement thus a water pan has been
sunken .The station is in the process of mobilising the community for the same to facilitate food security
throughout the year


Through the Ministry of Agriculture, the centre was able to acquireKsh. 153,000 for a
greenhouse unit measuring 8x15 M. The greenhouse is being used to demonstrate production of
high value crops using the greenhouse technology. This has enabled the station to train farmers
on this technology. It enable the community to learn that on can do farming as a business in
limited land and use of the new technologies that are sustainable and relevant to our farming
situation as one grow from one state to another.


The centre has bred 650 Kenbro chicks for farmers who pick them when they are 1 month old
having received the necessary vaccination of Gumboro and Newcastle.
A door to door campaign was conducted in Kanduri and Macumo on Newcastle prevention for
400 chickens


The station has emphasized more on utilization of our indigenous crops and value addition
demonstration units are set at community level and station farm like local vegetables wondering
jew ,black jack black nightshade ,amaranth ,cereals like proso millet sorghum ,legumes ie
cowpeas and beans ,oil crop like sunflower.
The sunflower production group consist of 40 registered members who are in serious business of
oil production and marketing. There is a processing machine based at macumo for the
processing of the oil.


The programme was initiated in 2007 March. It has 17 registered groups of which 15 are the
most active with a membership of 153 and 37 dormant members. It has a capital share of Ksh.
1,465,291 and Ksh. 2, 794,350 loaned to members who are repaying promptly. The members
have tangible benefits after acquiring the loan such as hotel business establishment, motorcycle
taxi, Construction of zero grazing units, improvement of the livestock breeds and cereal
banking, expanding retail shops, hardware, bicycle repairs and electrical appliances


HIV and AIDS department is mandated to fight stigma throughout the diocese on matters related to HIV. The
programme has spread the information on realities of HIV/AIDS by increasing awareness among our
community and therefore instilling much needed changes in behavioral attitudes towards our perceptions of
the disease as we strive towards safeguarding lives and ensuring a “HIV FREE GENERATION” for the
future. The department is mandated to
1. Providing Guidelines for the operationalisation and implementation on HIV/AIDS related
2. Developing programmes for empowering the beneficiaries of the intervention to be able to
take charge of their lives.
3. Establishing programmes for the church at different levels addressing HIV/AIDS related
4. Co-coordinating the activities of the Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) department
in the Diocese.
5. Providing technical advice to the Diocese on Resource mobilization on HIV/AIDS
6. Coordinating capacity building on all HIV/AIDS related issues.
7. Developing and strengthening partnership with other organizations dealing with HIV/AIDS

The department covered the following areas -

Food and Nutrition Support.
This included direct food and nutrition support for our OVC. The focus here is on food security
through adopting sustainable solutions and includes training on nutrition.

Shelter and Care.
Here we place families, households and communities at the center of interventions and
especially for children who do not have caregivers. Also included is the construction of shelters,
renovation of dilapidated shelters, supply of blankets/beddings, and clothing among others

This activity involves confronting stigma and social neglect for C/PLWHIV. It likewise entails
protection from abuse, exploitation, disinheritance, and ensuring security for all our OVC.
Other components are legal protection, referrals and adherence to statutory registration
including issuance of birth certificates.

Psychosocial support
Includes provision of psychosocial counseling (self/individual & group), love and emotional

Health Care
Ensuring the general health needs for OVC is met including HIV/AIDS prevention, Post
Hospital Care (PHC) and medication. Providing healthcare for HIV+ children. HIV Prevention
interventions, referrals, provision of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN's), and de wormers.

Education and Vocational Training
Supply of school financial and resource requirements, responding to other barriers to education
through monitoring school attendance, performance, counseling advocacy and others.

Behavior change communication
This includes spreading the messages that aim at Building self-esteem, chill messages and life
skills training for all our OVC. In this we have started different clubs depending on the age as
well as the geographical coverage.

Economic empowerment
This involves training the caregivers to be independent in supporting the OVC in minimum packages
with minimal strain. In line with this the programme has embarked in sustainability measures to
HIV/AIDS Committee Report
support and care for the infected and affected, various parishes/centers has come up with income
generating activities that will enable the continuity of the groups set up. These activities
include:- rabbit keeping, poultry keeping, goat keeping, basket making, table cloth making, tree
and flower seedling farming, table banking (merry go round), fisheries

CCS Macumo has not been left behind in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The centre benefitted with
Ksh. 350, 000 from TOWA (Total War Against AIDS) from Runyenjes Constituency and was
able to carry out Counselling and Testing, Formation of PLWHAS (People Living With
HIV/AIDS) where one is based at Kithegi and Karurumo and they meet once per month.
The station was also able to host a youth football tournament at Ugweri Primary School under a
different HIV/AIDS programme where 6 youth groups participated and were sensitized,
counselled and tested.The tournament was able to bring together 214 youth and were also
sensitized on drug and substance abuse


The programme continues to envision the church for holistic ministry, enhancing the
relationship between the church and the community and strengthen them for resource
Kagaari archdeaconry has since 2011 been taken through the process involving one clergy and
church leader for each parish. The facilitators of the parishes have gone through the process of
Church envisioning, Foundational Bible studies, resource mobilization and relationship
building of which they are expected to carry out the same process in their parishes. Other two
parishes i.e. Kaithege and Kithimu have been incorporated in the process. There has been a
challenge of inconsistency in attendance during the residential trainings in Macumo station.
This has made the diocese to lag behind since it's not at par with other dioceses within Mt. Kenya
East region as planned.
Rung'ang'a parish has continued in the holistic ministry since it embraced the programme
though not all members of the congregation are participating.


The station continues to carry out successful transition of boys from childhood to adulthood and
since the number has grown from 72 in the year 2010 to 87 in the year 2011. This has
necessitated introduction of two sessions for better services. The boys have grown to be self
reliant and responsible men through guidance and counselling. The ceremony has been
embraced by the Bishop Rt. Rev. Henry Kathii by awarding the certificates to the boys during
their graduation.
The challenge has been accessibility of the station due to poor road network especially in
December since it's rainy. We are glad the road has been murramed by the Municipal council of
Runyenjes and the centre is now accessible. The ceremony has brought boys from Meru,
Tharaka-Nithi, Kirinyaga, Embu Counties. Therefore we long to continue empowering our
young men to become great people at national and International level.


CCS Macumo is in the process of face lifting the centre hence renovation at the station of the
structures at the station is on-going. The station has a well landscaped ground for weddings, retreats
and parties. Therefore we are striving towards offering the best services as we carry out holistic

14.Community Development Trust

Embu Diocese community Development Trust is a microfinance body started and owned by the
ACK Diocese of Embu. It's a continuation of the two Savings and credit co-operatives
(SACCO) that had started several years ago through the Mothers Union and KAMA. The
current EDCDT trust has its structure starting with Money groups in the parishes, Board in the
Diocesan level and the trustees who are the registered owners.
? EDCDT is a non profit making organization aimed at improving the economical status of its
members through provision of cheap loans as well as encouraging a saving culture among our


?To have a share capital of five million shillings.
? To have formed thirty stable trust groups
? To have reached three million shillings in loans to our members.
? To have a reliable means of transport for the trust staff.
? To reach membership of one thousand five hundred members


? We have been able to train 4000 Christians in our churches during church services on the
need to save and borrow wisely.
? We have been able to train 98 management committee members on leadership qualities, basic
book keeping and group planning.
? We have seen a positive growth in the 14 groups in membership, savings and attitude change.