Kenya has one of the highest population growths in the world and has a poverty rate of 45%. As a result, Kenya's natural resources are dwindling! The Community Health Africa Trust (CHAT) is one of the few aid organizations providing innovative and FREE family planning services combined with ecological awareness education to underserved, often nomadic communities in central and northern Kenya. In turn, we conserve natural resources and reduce suffering - especially among women and children.
Poverty! A lack of access to family planning information and services contributes to poverty, suffering and environmental degradation, which negatively impacts communities and their surrounding ecosystems.
CHAT works in areas that are the most underserved in terms of access to family planning information and services and intergrates ecological awareness into its approach CHAT also offers a suite of health services (TB, HIV testing and support, as well as basic curative) relevant to women, men, girls and boys to offer people a variety of entry points to access family planning. These integrated health services approach has proven successful in addressing a variety of barriers.
1. Increased access and use of family planning. 2. Enabled positive behaviour change increasing family planning uptake and environmental sustainability. 3. Increased empowerment and resilience of communities through self-sustaining governance structures.