CORE Kenya with funding from the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) through the World Bank is implementing the project titled “Improved Livelihood Opportunites and Accessibility for Underserved Urban Communities in Meru, Kenya.”

Project Beneficiaries

Direct and Indirect beneficiaries of the project is estimated at 1,250 people and 13,500 people respectively. The proposed project duration will be three (3) years, with the 40% of project beneficiaries being women and 5% people living with disabilities.

Thematic Areas
Project Aims
Project Components

Capacity building and sustainability of labor-based road maintenance using Do-nou technology at target communities.

Project Components

Enhancement of Livelihood Opportunities:

Project Components

Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Knowledge Dissemination.

Do-nou Technology

Do-nou is a Japanese word for gunny bag. Do-nou Technology is a method of road rehabilitation using gunny bags. It involves filling of gunny bags with appropriate fill material laying it systematically on impassible sections of the roads, compacting to the required standard and covering with a wearing course. The result is a well-maintained road that leads to increased accessibility.

On the job training will be carried out on a stretch of 26km and will involve packing Do-nou bags with appropriate fill material; tying the open end properly; laying gunny bags systematically (rows and columns) on the damaged section of the road; and compacting them by hand rammer.

A gravel wearing course will then be applied on the roads.