Mokubo, a village in Kisii District, comprised of 3000 inhabitants, is where it all started for Global Health Connections. We began our first CH&EC in December 2020 when the Kenyan team met with the community members and they chose their club leader. The team also visited the nearest health facility and got data of the top 10 diseases that were affecting the community. The team started the household survey on February 9th, 2021 and surveyed 144 households. After the surveying, the weekly health training meetings started and the turnout was wonderful. The community members received their membership cards and this, along with weekly sessions on practical ways to improve their health and well-being, motivated them to attend all 24 weeks of training, where they learned about sanitation, safe water, and building kitchen gardens.
A Garden area before GHC training.
Picture of the garden after the training.
On July 26th, 2021, Mokubo Village graduated 145 members, 80% of whom were women. There were more than 1015 direct beneficiaries of our training.
125 of these graduates went on to complete the 10-week Economic Empowerment curriculum, which included topics such as financial literacy and management, as well as income generating opportunities.
Currently, 119 members are involved in one of the economic projects.
The Economic projects include: Bee Keeping and Honey Production, Vegetable Farming, Producing disinfectant for schools, Nappier feed for cows, Finger Millet production, Fruit farming, Poultry, and Entrepreneurship.