Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria

by Network for Ecofarming in Africa
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria

Project Report | May 12, 2020
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria

By Lucy Mathenge | Project Assistant

Kokwa Island community is a community that we have been working with and they are our beneficiaries from the support we get through GlobalGiving community and especially on health sector.  The community is very vulnerable and does not really get support from the county government and the main government and this year they had a lot of hopes that the county government of Baringo will finally complete construction of the new dispensary.  Dispensary committee members hoped that they would follow up with the governor for them to have the dispensary completed and start operating but they were not able to visit him in his office as the covid 19 pandemic stopped most of the things in the country and they decided to hold on the meetings.  The community has really been affected by the pandemic and it has been very challenging for them due to their vulnerability.   Although there are no infections in the community, the cost of living has been very expensive and our organization has identified various interventions to support the community towards the pandemic.  We have already distributed bar soaps to the most vulnerable households as one way of fighting covid 19 as we were informed that most vulnerable families cannot afford soap for their families for regular hand washing and general hygiene.  We are also involving community health workers in the Island in creating awareness to the community by going door-to-door informing them on what they should do to fight the corona virus and the actions to take in case they have related symptoms.   Thank you to our friends and well-wishers who have contributed through this platform as we continue appealing for more support.  We are planning to distribute food stuff to the most vulnerable families as we have learnt that most of them don’t have any food to feed their families and since the school going children have been at home since much, they suffer a lot as they are not benefiting from the school lunch program resulting to most of them not having lunch at home since their parents cannot afford 3 meals per day.  We have identified 60 households who are very vulnerable and we will be distributing food stuff, masks and bar soaps to ensure they at least have some food for few days, hygiene soaps and masks for their protection.  Households improvised creative hand washing technics by using 5 litres water Jerrican  hanged on a tree to ensure that they have running water.  We appreciate their effort in protecting themselves from corona virus and we hope we will get more resources to support the whole community.  Thank you again for your continued support together with our community we really appreciate. 

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Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria

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Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria

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Network for Ecofarming in Africa

Location: MOLO, RIFT VALLEY - Kenya
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Network for Ecofarming in Africa
Samuel Muhunyu
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Samuel Muhunyu
Project Leader
Molo , Rift Valley Kenya

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