Village Location: NYAMIRA COUNTY
# of Villagers: 1,700
Village Started: OCTOBER 2022
# of Households Surveyed: 230
# of Villagers Who Started in the CHEC: 300
Graduation Date: EXPECTED APRIL 2023
# Graduated from Health Training:
# of Participants in Economic Training:
2022 Primary Economic Groups:
Nyasumi is GHC's 10th Village, and first in Nyamira County.
This village is in a remote location, roughly an 90 minute drive from Kisii town. It is difficult to get to the village as the roads are poorly maintained and there is little infrastructure. It is far from a health facility and diseases run rampant. Villagers are also entrenched in their cultural traditions, and poverty levels are high.
GHC recently finished conducting health, economic, and social impact baseline surveys for 230 households in the village. This is one of the largest clubs GHC has ever had.
The results of the baseline surveys tell us that the families in this village struggle on a daily basis to have clean water and ample nutrition. We have found that there is considerable interest in learning and changing behavior in this village. We look forward to starting the health curriculum in a few weeks and continuing on with economic empowerment.
Update - February 2023: We are now in the middle of the health training sessions and this CHEC is a happy, eager bunch. Member turnout is consistently high and all have shown commitment and engagement. This is a very vibrant and promising CHEC. They are excited for the rains to return and are ready to work on their kitchen gardens. We have taught them how to make detergent, how best to build a kitchen garden, a latrine and a shower stall. The progress thus far has been impressive and the participation and willingness to change behavior is impressive.
Christine teaches the group on parasitic worms
A member participating in a CHEC meeting
Two members work on their garden
CHEC members help distribute top fertilizer
The CHEC members show off the seeds they will plant in their respective gardens
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