Progress Report on Community Health Interventions.
By Jane Karanja - Project Coordinator.
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.
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