Village Location: KISII COUNTY
# of Villagers: 3,000
Village Started: JANUARY 2021
# of Households Surveyed: 144
# of Villagers Who Started in the CHEC: 145
Graduation Date: JULY 2021
# Graduated from Health Training: 125
# of Participants in Economic Training: 39
2022 Primary Economic Groups:
BEEKEEPING (2 members)
NAPIER GRASS (18 members)
SOAP MAKING/DISINFECTANT (19 members)
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 125 members, 80% of whom were women. There were more than 1015 direct beneficiaries of our training.
109 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, Mokubo has 74 members are involved in one of four economic projects: Beekeeping, Napier Grass, Soap/Disinfectant making, and Millet production.
The 12 women involved in Napier Grass have had 3 harvests thus far and collected enough money to buy goats for several of the members, help pay for the land lease and start repaying back the seed money they borrowed from GHC. Two more harvests are expected in October 2022 and January 2023. These are some hard-working, determined women and GHC couldn't be more proud of them.
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