SUMMARY OF PD-7th DISTRIBUTION SITE OF UNCONDITIONAL SEASONAL SUPPORT PROJECT
Unconditional Seasonal Support (KAO-SO1-NECDO- AF01-1128) is a 4 months project funded by World Food Program (WFP) covering the vulnerable families affected by COVID-19, poverty, and the new Taliban Regime from different districts of Kabul province. This project covers District 1, District 7th, District 8th, District 9th, District 16th, and District 18th of Kabul province. The vulnerable families include widows, disables, orphans, the families living in tents, the families which were living in rented houses and most importantly the affectees of COVID-19. The project includes sub-activities for completing the milestones in each district the vulnerable families were identified by focal point/local representative (Wakil-e-Guzar) and Mullah Imams in each district. The identified families were surveyed by NECDO relief program team and vulnerable families were selected based on their physical and social status. They were given Tokens and asked to come for Scope on the given date so that Scope team could be able to do the entries in database for the relief program.
The project was initiated from District 7th of Kabul province, each day approximately 500 families were surveyed and the selected numbers of families were given Tokens for the Scope process. In total 3,150 households were surveyed out of which 3,000 families were given tokens and scoped. The final approved list of beneficiaries was prepared by WFP and 3,450 AFN cash assistance was given to each family for one month as per list with the help of Roshan Telecommunication Company.
- PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Unconditional Seasonal Support (KAO-SO1-NECDO-AF01-1128) is a 4 months project covering the vulnerable families affected by COVID-19, poverty, and political and social changes in different districts of Kabul. This project covers District 1, District 7th, District 8th, District 9th, District 16th, and District 18th of Kabul province. It covers 19,000 families in PD-1, 3,000 families in PD-7th, 3,000 families in PD-8th, 3,500 families in PD-9th, 3,000 families in PD- 16th, 3,000 families in PD-18th,3,500 in total it covers 19,000 vulnerable families. The vulnerable families include widows, disables, orphans, the families living in tents, the families which were living in rented houses, and most importantly the affectees of COVID-19. The project includes sub-activities for completing the milestones in each district the vulnerable families are identified by focal point/local representative (Wakil-e-Guzar) in each district. The identified families should be surveyed by NECDO relief program team and accordingly the vulnerable families are selected based on their physical and social status for cash assistance of this project.
- SURVEY & SCOPE EXPLANATIONS
Initially NECDO recruited the survey and scope teams upon agreement with WFP representative from September 12, 2021 to September 15, 2021. The survey team asked the focal points, community leaders (Wakil-e-Guzars), and Mullah Imams to provide us the list of vulnerable families. As soon as lists were gathered, the team started the survey and each day approximately 450 families were surveyed and the selected numbers of families were asked to come next day for Scope process. In total 3,150 households were surveyed out of which 3,000 families were given tokens and scope them. But during the scoping WFP told us for the lack of time, we must escape the scope process and start entry the survey lists. After the finalizations of data entry, sent us for the rechecking of it and then start the cash distributions.
- MALE/FEMALE BENEFICIARIES
|Vulnerable Families Effected by COVID-19|
|District – 7th||1,971||1,029|
General Daily Cash Distribution Report
|No||PD/Name||Distribution’s Date||Male||Female||Total Distributions||Total Amount/AFN|
- CRITERIA FOR BENEFICIARY SELECTION
- First and foremost the preference was given to those which were running their life with daily wages and they were not able to work due to COVID-19 and political and social changes in the country.
- The family who lives in a rented house.
- The family who has not male breadwinner at home.
- The family who had an affected person of COVID-19.
- The family who lives in designated areas that were specified by WFP.
- The family which is run by an Orphan.
- The family which is run by a widow.
- The family which is run by a disable person.
- The family which is internally or externally displaced.
- The family has not a person to do work and …
Most of the people who live in Kabul city are running their life with daily wages due to poverty and political, social, and economic changes has restricted them to go out for job or earn money. It is impossible to earn the money for family in these situations compare to pay for rent and other expenses. Women and widow is mostly affected people because the current new government increased the domestic violence and economic conditions. The proposed intervention is the well justified action to provide temporary support to the targeted number of households in these unexpected and un-estimated situations.
The Survey and Scope processes were completed on September 20, 2021 and the list was sent to WFP for final approval. The approved list of beneficiaries was received from WFP along with Tokens. The tokens and lists were printed and the sight for distribution was arranged by project manager. Hence, the community leaders (Wakil-e-Guzars) and other representatives were contacted and asked to send the selected and approved beneficiaries to the assigned location and each household receives 3,450 AFN cash for one month.
- CASH DISTRIBUTION MECHANISM
The cash was distributed by Roshan Telecommunication Company in presence of WFP field monitor, WFP’s Program Assistant Team Monitors, and management staff of NECDO. Cash was distributed to hundreds of families each day and the daily reports were signed by Roshan Telecommunication Company representative, NECDO’s site leader, and WFP monitor / PAT monitor.
The token number was allotted to each beneficiary and it was mentioned to them in order to receive the cash next day. Hence, upon arrival of the beneficiaries the Tazkira numbers of Households or Alternatives were checked in the database to confirm the deserving beneficiary. The token numbers were given them to move forward so that NECDO team could be able to get the thumb print and guided them to receive the cash from Roshan Telecommunication Company representatives. At the end of each distribution day the tokens were counted among Roshan Telecommunication Company and NECDO representatives who were endorsed by WFP field monitor. Meanwhile, the beneficiaries were keeping on reminding to have a social distance and follow the instructions of Ministry of Public Health appropriately.
|Number of Present, Absent, and Duplicates of Beneficiaries|
|Description||Number of Beneficiaries||Total Distributed Amount|
- Lack of public awareness regarding the law, rules, and regulations of the project and accountabilities of NECDO’s filed staff / surveyors to the community leaders.
- Lack of cooperation from community leaders in some areas
- There is a difference between data entry and selected beneficiaries because WFP finalizes the list so it is hard to make understand certain individuals.
- Name spelling, Tazkira number, or cellular phone numbers missing creates issue while finding the selected beneficiary in database.
- The beneficiaries and community leaders do not have patience everyone keeps on trying to take the money first but we are following first come, first serve strategy.
- Security problems
- HOW TO RESOLVE THE CHALLENGES
- The information desk team ethically and morally described the rules and laws to the community leaders and informed them from it.
- Some of the beneficiaries received the Food Assistance or cash from same district which was also the project of WFP therefore they were not selected for Cash Assistance.
- In the database we used to make entry of Tazkira numbers and contact numbers of Households and Alternative due to which it was possible to locate the beneficiary data.
- And also the assigned teams check their names and other information of the beneficiaries in the surveyed lists.
- The preference in Queue was given to Elders, Disables, and Women with a baby hence it was acceptable to all the beneficiaries.
This project has been started from PD-7th and NECDO survey and scope team conducted survey successfully with scope (data entry in database) which was started in September 12, 2021 and completed in September 15, 2021. The purpose of this project is to assist the most vulnerable families affected by COVID-19, and political, social, and economic changes in Afghanistan with cash assistance. Each district has a specified portion of beneficiaries therefore 3,150 families were surveyed and 3,000 were selected for cash assistance program. Each beneficiary received the cash assistance of 3,450 AFN for one month and maybe WFP will assist them for two or three months more, through Roshan Telecommunication Company (cash provider). The cash distribution took place in presence of the field monitor from WFP and in the management of NECDO distribution site team leader. The cash distributions started from September 29, 2021 to October 09, 2021.
The next cash distribution will be started until the ending of cash distributions of other districts or by the calling of WFP.