National Safety Net Program

Urban Food Subsidy Programme (UFSP)

The Urban Food Subsidy (UFS) was launched in Mombasa in March 2012 as a pilot programme.

At the moment, the programme covers- Mvita, Likoni, Changamwe and Kisauni.

It is currently, benefiting 10,200 poor families who receive KShs 2,000 each per month, paid every two months.

A total of Kenya Shillings 198 million was allocated (from Japanese counterpart fund) for implementation of the programme during the financial year (2011/2012).

The government plans to expand the project to cover more poor and vulnerable urban and rural households in Kisumu and Nairobi.

Objectives

  • To help the poor urban households meet their basic food needs
  • To set up a system for Social Protection in the urban context

Eligibility

  • Beneficiary/Households considered extremely poor (e.g. those who use less than 1dollar per,
  • Those with no capacity to perform casual employment e.g. frail elderly, disabled and child headed households).
  • Households whose members have no potential to work for reasons of disability, being a child or very old.
  • Beneficiary/Household must not be enrolled in any other Cash Transfer programme
  • A member of the household must not be receiving any pension and/or regular income
  • A member of the household must not be enrolled in any other cash transfer programme.

Amount Paid

KES 2,000 per house hold per month delivered every two months through the Postal Corporation of Kenya.

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