Village Location: WESTERN KISII COUNTY
# of Villagers: 1,050
Village Started: NOVEMBER 2021
# of Households Surveyed: 60
# of Villages Who Started in the CHEC: 64
Graduation Date: JUNE 2022
# Graduated from Health Training: 64
# of Participants in Economic Training: 61
2022 Primary Economic Groups:
BEEKEEPING (61 members)
Kiagware is Global Health Connections 4th village to date. It is in the Nyanza Province of Western Kenya. It comprises 3,500 villagers and, of those, 64 members have enrolled in our CHEC. This particular village has an average size of 8 members per household, thus there will be more than 1,136 direct beneficiaries of club training. 80% of participants in the club are women.
GHC conducted the Baseline Survey data collection in November 2021 and plans to begin the 24-week Health Training curriculum in January of 2022. Along with increasing the health of the villagers (via improved sanitation, proper water and food storage, etc.) the economic activities we will be presenting are agricultural based, and are guided by our experienced team. Since the villagers are farmers, we believe they will enjoy engaging in something they are well versed in, at the same time earning an income and properly feeding their families.
It is a beautiful village, with plenty of arable land, a temperate climate and rainfall throughout the year—two crucial components for successfully growing crops. Picture a more tropical version of Santa Barbara, CA and you have Kiagware Village!
Kiagware Survey Team
Overview Photo of Kiagware Village
Margaret issuing seeds and fertilizer for the kitchen gardens
Meeting Site of Health Training Sessions
The Economic Curriculum started in November in Tabaka and the 69 members were able to choose from Beekeeping, Vegetable Farming, Disinfectant Production, Finger Millet, and Poultry.