Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning

by Communities Health Africa Trust
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Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning
Aug 13, 2021

Securing a Better Life

CHAT CORP sensitizing a group of women after work
CHAT CORP sensitizing a group of women after work

* Not their real names

Mutunga*, a father of two was close to leaving Katse because of the pressure from the family to have more children. He is a farmer and with the continuous dry spell in Katse, he had little to no harvest. He and his wife Nduku* had agreed to have a small family after being sensitized on the importance of family planning and how it could help them organize their finances, they agreed to use the five-year implant. It had only been two years and his parents kept asking if his wife had suddenly become barren.

Mutunga did not want to explain to anyone why he was not having more children but at the same time, he felt pity for his wife who was being ridiculed for not having more children. He knew that the backward-mindedness of his old folks would not let them rest till they had more children so he decided to leave the village. He shared this with his friend who asked him why not have Mbuli- CHAT’s CORP - to go talk to his parents. Mutunga was skeptical though he agreed to try it as the last resort before he moved.

He and Mbuli planned a day and went to his parents’ home. At first, they were surprised why their son was going to visit them with Mbuli. They knew her from the time she taught them about C-19 prevention. They decided to listen to what she had to say this time around. Mbuli explained to them how Mutunga and his siblings did not get the best kind of education and upbringing because they were too many and did not have a great source of income. That is why Mutunga had decided to have a small family that he and his wife could easily manage.

His parents agreed that having and raising 10 children with their little wealth, was a struggle. They now understood why their son was reluctant to have more children. They decided to support his idea and encouraged Mbuli to visit Mutungas’ brothers to advise them so that they too would plan their families and lives sensibly.  

Thanks to GG support, in the past three months, CHAT was able to reach a total of 12,233 individuals with behaviour change communication (bcc) information with 4,511 family planning clients receiving different contraception methods, of which 3,783 chose the long-term methods - 3/5-years protection against unwanted pregnancies.

Every second, every day, every year, we fail to address demand for reproductive health and family planning services. Lives are lost, and girls’ opportunities to thrive and contribute to their country’s development shrink. These are real people.” Jenny Shipley

FP and PHE sensitization in the local market
FP and PHE sensitization in the local market
A child receiving treatment from CHAT Nurse
A child receiving treatment from CHAT Nurse
Refferal by CORP to a dispensary to acces services
Refferal by CORP to a dispensary to acces services
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Communities Health Africa Trust

Location: NANYUKI, LAIKIPIA REGION - Kenya
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SHARON WREFORD-SMITH
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