Rain-water Harvest for improving community livelihood in Mayhah, Qalancia, Socotra
Rain-water Harvest for improving community livelihood in Mayhah, Qalancia, Socotra
Mayhah region, Qalancia District is located in western Socotra. It’s known to be the driest part of Socotra Island. In this area there exists neither water spring nor underground water (Tube well) that can provide local communities with domestic water use for humans and animals hence communities relay on rain water harvest in artificially made water pools (cisterns or “Karif”). Communities work very hard to establish water security as mean of improving their livestock productivity, livelihood and sanitation.
This project aimed to help communities building 35 water cisterns with total holding capacity of 7,870 cubic meters. Project beneficiaries are 236 families with total population of 1684 inhabitants. The project is supporting community initiative for Aloe cultivation for conservation and sustainable use purposes as medicinal plant on Socotra. Also for establishing the first ever set aside area for grazing management, refuge for endangered endemic plant and tree species (Miruae Socotrana).
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Project Snapshot

Mayhah Community Group
Area Of Work:
Multifocal Area
Grant Amount:
US$ 36,808.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 12,339.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 54,729.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Community participation (In-kind (53%) and in Cash (12)) constitute 65% of project cost. This indicates high community participation in this project due to its importance for the community.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Four workshops are planned to target men and women in the community through awareness raising of environmental issues e.g. Biodiversity conservation, Sustainable use of biodiversity, Climate change, and Adaptation,. etc.
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Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 1
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 35

Grantee Contact

Mr Noah Abdullah Al-Bosairi
Phone: 777879086


Mayhah Community Group
Mayhah, Socotra , Hadramout GOV. ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Omar Ali Saeed Al Saghier
+ 967 448605 Extn. 440
+ 967 448841
Mr. Bashar Sallam
00967 (1) 448605/6 Extn. 441


C/o UNDP, 60 meter Road, P. O. Box 551
Sana'a, Sana'a