Likuyani sub-county is subdivided into 5 wards and it is a cosmopolitan county bringing together people from all over the country. It is situated in Kakamega County, western region of Kenya, the second most populated region in Kenya after Nairobi. This kind of scenario brings along a myriad of problems especially when it comes to education, health and agricultural sectors. Poor sanitation, HIV and AIDS, early pregnancy, drug abuse, poor dietary habits and malnutrition are some of the issues facing the county and have led to the rise in cases of preventable diseases that affect children under five, lactating mothers, youth and the general population.
Lack of adequate health extension services have further aggravated the problem and have led to lack of key information on health. This is so given the vastness and hard areas to reach of the sub-county. The vastness makes it difficult for the residents to access preventive care and treatment from the health facilities.
Dense population has increased pressure on the productive land leading to reduction in land under agricultural production. This couple with poor agronomical practices have led to land degradation hence reducing productivity of the land hence reduced incomes for the community.
Extension services are also limited in the area hence access to modern and viable farming technologies and agricultural information is a problem. Small scale farmers continue to fetch low prices for their minimal produce contrary to few large scale ones who stores and exhaust land. Failure to use technology to access information due to ignorance and lack of knowledge has also affected most segments of the community.
Most of the people affected by these problems and that are targeted by the project include;