Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria

 
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This project has supported about 1200 families with bednets and neem tree seedlings. These past months a number of families on the Island have had to shift to higher grounds due to floods, but they have ensured they carry their bed nets along, as malaria cases have been on the rise.  Necofa , Slow food central Rift chapter and other stakeholders  within Baringo and Molo districts are working towards a campaign on the conservation of Molo river, from which the degradation upstream is causing havoc to the families living downstream in Baringo and especially families on Kokwa Island.

We thank our donors for their continued support; we hope to get more funds to support the campaign, which will promote conservation efforts from the families living upstream, to ensure better lives for families downstream

The rains are still heavy and Kokwa Island community is still affected by the increase of water in Lake Baringo causing flooding of some homesteads .  It’s unfortunate since it has been very difficult to re-establish their submerged tree nursery but thank to the training on use of neem tree value addition.  This has really helped the community in preventing malaria.  For those who did not receive the bed nets are happy as they are practicing to use neem tree products to reduce spread of malaria.  They have been sharing these findings of neem with their neighbours and they are also willing to receive more trainings on these products.  We hope to support them once we have resources to ensure that they are not affected by everything including floods. 

Thank you for choosing to support us.

It has been a period of heavy rains that have wrecked havoc within the project area; houses have been submerged forcing families to flee to high grounds and about 4 tree nursery sites destroyed by floods. Despite the difficulties, 500 bed nets were supplied, to new beneficiaries. 50 families have been trained on valued addition of Neem and Moringa Olifeira tree products, which they are using for home consumption and for malaria eradication before they can start commercializing. We wish to thank everybody who has helped bring change within this community.

The project has put more emphasis on capacity building the households in areas of environmental cleanliness, conservation, tree nursery establishment and management. The neem trees that were planted are growing very well, and it is important that the households start income generating activities by nurturing the seedlings and selling them to government agencies for reforestation and to other community members since the tree is a very good mosquito repellent and in liquid form its dry leaves are good for soil fertilization. So, we are not only looking at eradicating malaria but also empowering the community to be sustainable, to be able to cope with some of the challenges in future. More bed nets have been distributed, to households that had not benefited, but more are required and funds to increase the tree nurseries production. We thank our donors for their continued support, and looking for more collaboration.

Thank you for having being part of us in the year 2011. The project benefited 2,930 households of the 10,000 households from kokwa community in a big way. Bed nets were distributed to different households. Malaria cases decreased, and we attributed  this to cleaner environments especially no breeding sites, capacity building for health workers, 5000 assorted seedlings including Neem were planted by the households, Kokwa Dispensary and neighboring schools,  trees will not only act as mosquito repellants but form wood lots for future use as wood fuel to save on existing indigenous trees.

Through your kind donations we shall be able to provide all households with bed nets, build groups capacity in environment conservation and disease management and increase number of trees planted.

As we move on to 2012, we wish to recognize your efforts in changing lives, and we look forward for a bountiful 2012.


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Samuel Muhunyu

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Molo, Rift Valley Kenya

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