Children
 Kenya
Project #6861

Free Ugenya rural women and children from jiggers

by MATIBABU FOUNDATION

Summary

The project targets 2000 children in Ugenya through community education, home spraying, providing shoes, and managing the infested. This will improve their health status and promote school attendance
$745
total raised
10
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Ugenya is one of the high burden areas as far as jigger infestation is concerned. 20 out of the 49 sub-locations are affected with 4 of them highly infested. Many people especially the young and the old, have been rendered immobile and unproductive as they cannot attend school or even work.

Solution

The project will adopt a multi-faceted approach that will include health education; protection of the host from the jigger by providing shoes; fumigation of houses; jigger treatment campaigns; training of community health workers

Long-Term Impact

Long-term impact includes improved health status and quality of life; reduction of HIV/AIDS incidences; improved productivity; improved educational status (literacy);

Resources

http:/​/​www.tibafoundation.org

Organization Information

MATIBABU FOUNDATION

Location: NAIROBI, KENYA - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.matibabukenya.org
Project Leader:
Daniel Ogola
NAIROBI, KENYA Kenya

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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