20,000 community health workers were financed by the German government for about ten years, but the program was terminated in 2006. At the German Agency for International Cooperation in Nairobi, no evaluation or final report can be found. The concept was probably outdated at some time I am told. Kenyans do know about contraception by now. In Kenya the Germans now promote a voucher program for contraception and maternal care, and against HIV. The subsidized voucher entitles the poor to treatment at a certified clinic of their choice. They call it “output based approach.” Continue reading Community Health Workers 2015→
“Kugeria“ is the hot topic of discussion in Murinduko, a village about 200 kilometres north of Nairobi. Translated it means something like “lets try it”, and this is certainly the motto of the ca. 20 volunteers at Kugeria, a new project to promote family planning in rural areas. Susan Korte, the Kenyan woman who manages the project, is proud of the women who travel on foot or by bicycle as so-called community-based distributors (CBDs). Continue reading Community Health Workers (year 2000 text)→
When 14-year-old Zinzi Mutamiri from Mutoko in Zimbabwe could no longer hide her pregnancy, the headmaster immediately expelled her from school. The completion of final school examinations was also denied to hey after the birth of her daughter. In contrast, there was no action taken against the 20 years elder father of the baby child, who taught at the same school. Continue reading Women Lawyers (year 2000 text)→
While former employees of the Matinyani group have used their aquired knowledge for new successful ventures, the Women’s group is defunct. It’s former headquarter lies desertedt. It is partly rented out to the Electoral Commission – which hints to political ties. Continue reading Matinyani closed following Corruption→
Living according to one’s own weaving patterns
“I used to weave to set patterns and did the same work from morning till evening. lt was just boring.” Tabitha Mutui has left the place behind her weaving-loom and talks about the project which has fundamentally changed her life in the village of Matinyani.
lt is a good 15 years since a group of women here in eastern Kenya began putting their numerous business ideas into practice. Continue reading Matinyani Women’s Self Help Group (year 2000 text)→
Development Projects Revisited after over 15 Years