Village Location: KISII COUNTY
# of Villagers: 6,000
Village Started: JANUARY 2021
# of Households Surveyed: 200
# of Villagers Who Started in the CHEC: 230
Graduation Date: JULY 2021
# Graduated from Health Training: 230
# of Participants in Economic Training: 43
2022 Primary Economic Groups:
BEEKEEPING (43 members)
Biombe, a village comprised of 6,000 inhabitants, is Global Health Connections 2nd village. We began this second CHEC in April 2021 with 300 initial participants; 250 graduated from the program in early October and there were over 1700 direct beneficiaries throughout the village. 80% of the participants in the health club are women. The Economic Curriculum started in November in Biombe and the 250 members were able to choose from Beekeeping, Vegetable Farming, Brick Making and Mushroom Farming.
We recently decided to make Biombe Village our model Beekeeping community. We installed 50 beehives in an Apiary and have started collecting honey and wax for processing. Our goal is to add 50 more hives in this village and to build a central processing plant to process honey and other bee by-products from all our villages.
A participant discussing his garden after taking the health curriculum.
Economic Empowerment! This man is growing vegetables in his garden to sell in the markets.
Margaret leading a health training session.