Village Location: KISII COUNTY--SEMI-URBAN AREA
# of Villagers: 1,200
Village Started: NOVEMBER 2021
# of Households Surveyed: 50
# of Villagers Who Started in the CHEC: 70
Graduation Date: JUNE 2022
# Graduated from Health Training: 21
# of Participants in Economic Training: 21
2022 Primary Economic Groups:
BEEKEEPING (21 members)
Ititi is Global Health Connections 7th village to date. It is located in Kisii County, Kitutu chache south constituency, Bogeka Ward. Ititi village is located in a rural-urban area, and the majority of villagers live in mud walled houses that are poorly smeared and unkempt. Most roofs leak whenever it rains. Some compounds are dirty and disorganized, with dirt everywhere.
The village has approximately 150 households and GHC surveyed 50 of those in November of 2021. The survey included questions on their nutritional intake, water sources and their personal/ household hygiene, along with income-generating activities. The majority of villagers receive their daily income from doing contract work on other people's farms.
80% of Club participants are women.
We started the 24-week health curriculum in mid-February of 2022 and graduated 21 proud members in late June. All 21 members continued on to the economic empowerment curriculum and are now involved in beekeeping. The members built a dedicated apiary on land in the village and will be looking after 20 beehives. One designated member from the group will be attending beekeeping/honey harvesting training at the National Institute for Beekeeping in Nairobi and will be tasked with managing the apiary and the members. Some of these members have already engaged in beekeeping so we expect this apiary to flourish and be a viable source of income for them.
Below are some recent pictures of the village and how it has been transformed since GHC conducted the health and economic curriculums.
Enclosed latrine shelter with water and soap
New roof on a latrine shelter
New, flourishing kitchen garden
Seedlings growing strong!