Kanyadhiang is a village in Karachuonyo sub county, in Homa Bay County, in Nyanza Province. It is Global Health Connection's 9th village and 2nd village in Home Bay County. The Global Health Connection's team from Homa Bay County began the CHEC in mid-January, 2022 by holding an open, public meeting which was followed by a member recruitment day.
The village has an estimated population of 2000 residents with approximately 120 households. Of these, 100 have enrolled in the CHEC. This particular village has an average size of 7 members per household, meaning that at least 700 members will directly and indirectly benefit from the club. The team conducted Baseline health, economic and social impact surveys towards the end of January. 69% of club participants are women; 31% are male.
The village is poor in terms of health management, with inadequate access to clean water. This makes growing agriculture difficult. The members are happy to learn that GHC is eager to teach them how to prevent diseases, maintain better hygiene, harvest and store rainwater in different ways, and improve their standard of living through new, empowering economic activities. GHC is excited to be in another village in Homa Bay County, and we hope to create and instill sustainable change here.
We commenced the 24-week health training curriculum on February 5th, 2022 for enrolled Club members. On June 30th we graduated 85 members. Of these 85, 73 will continue on to the Economic Empowerment training, where GHC intends to offer several economic project opportunities, including weaving, beekeeping, cereal cultivation, soap making and dress making/tailoring.
Salome demonstrating proper hand washing to the CHEC members
Salome demonstrating how to prepare soil to plant vegetable seeds
Field exercise with CHEC member