Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria

 
$8,865
$1,550
Raised
Remaining
Mar 18, 2012

Progress Report on Community Health Interventions.

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.

Dec 30, 2011

Progress Report on Community Health Interventions.

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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Oct 3, 2011

Progress Report on Community Health Interventions.

The project has benefited the Kokwa community in a big way. In the last three months 850 bed nets were distributed to 170 families. Malaria cases have decreased, and we attribute this to cleaner environments especially no breeding sites. 1500 assorted seedlings including Neem have been planted by the households, Kokwa Dispensary and neighboring schools, the 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.

Jul 18, 2011

Progress Report on Community Health Interventions.

During the last months, the project has benefited the community through a number of initiatives. Two baraza’s (Informal forums) were held within the village and attended by the area administrators and 200 households on the importance of living in a clean environment, the aim of organizing these barazas was to create awareness and prepare the community in village clean up, clearing of mosquito breeding areas and disinfecting of ponds. The exercise was carried out successfully through community participation, and the village is now a better place to live in. Through group demonstration and trainings, the community is now aware of how to use neem leaves to repel mosquitoes, and also use neem powder to make herbal tea that is good for the body. Another 500 bed nets have been distributed to 100 families. The rains have been adequate, ensuring good crop production, which will result in improved food and nutrition security especially for the young children who were malnourished and suffering from malaria. We hope to distribute enough bed nets to all the households, and plant more neem trees, as we continue on capacity building of the groups, to ensure sustainability of the project. We wish to thank our donors for their continued support; we believe that together we can make a big difference.

Apr 27, 2011

Progress Report on Community Health Interventions.

The project is impacting positively on the lives of the Indigenous Ilchamus community living in and around Kokwa Island, More trainings have been conducted for community health workers, to ensure they handle health complications as they occur with know-how. Promotion of cultivation and consumption of local indigenous crops, to fight off malnutrition among children and ensure household food and nutrition security 580 bed nets have been distributed, we are embarking on planting about 2000 neem tree seedlings which act as mosquito repellents as now we are experiencing the long rains after the dry spell. The recipients are very grateful to the donors who have made a great impact in their lives, and they hope one day they can meet them face to face to give their gratitude.

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Samuel Muhunyu

Project Leader
Molo, Rift Valley Kenya

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