Cash Assistance (MPCA)

The Kenya Drought Response in the Arid and Semiarid Lands (ASAL) implements the Multipurpose Cash Assistance/cash transfers. This is an emergency and immediate short-term response to the drought situation and cash is transferred to beneficiaries through a cash transfer platform like Mpesa. It targets the most vulnerable community members using an agreed-on vulnerability criteria to select the most affected households. This intervention aims at giving people the dignity to make their own choices during a crisis. 
The amount given is 50% of the Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB) per county calculated on a monthly market assessment by the Kenya Cash Working Group) based on the cost of the basic food items per household in every county.
  • Households reached with the Multipurpose Cash Assistance – 
  • Total amount in Ksh/USD/Euro of cash transfers -