Despite the delayed blog since the opening of the maternity, i owe it to you to inform you of the completion and opening of Loreng'elup maternity. The Loreng'elup maternity was supported by Safaricom Foundation, Turkana Basin Institute and Stony Brook University through the Department of Health Sciences. The Loreng'elup community were honored to [...]
The Nakechichok Women's Group continue to work hard on their shamba to meet their families needs, increase their income and self reliance. While they celebrate some good produce, we do have some challenges with the capsicums Amazing [...]
The roof of the maternity was put up as we start to admire what was just a dream now shape itself into a reality and what has become the trademark TBI green roof which is sometimes mistaken for the KWS green greets visitors driving into Loreng'elup. With the team working on the plaster and [...]
As the Nakechichok women continue their efforts to feed their families, their challenge had always been the means to fetch water from the river. They struggled with the basic buckets, drawing water from the river and watering the plants. With the money maker installed, where the inlet is just submerged into the flowing Turkwel [...]
Construction of the Loreng'elup maternity ward continues to move forward with the roof being put up. The maternity ward is TBI's contribution to supporting access to maternal health care and with support from the Safaricom Foundation have put up an 8 bed maternity ward at Loreng'elup dispensary. With the roof put up, [...]
With the current drought in northern Kenya, including the Turkana Basin, Nakechichok Women can only be grateful for the rains up in Mount Elgon and Cherangany which feeds the Turkwel River. With the support of Friends of Turkana and the Turkana Basin Institute, these women have, in the last months, put in effort and after [...]
As the Nakechichok women still continue to face the challenge of bending their backs as they practice some agriculture at least they are able to enjoy the fruits as they still constantly remind their trainer that Turkana women are strong and carry loads for long distances but bending their backs to dig, weed, water and [...]
Following the support from Safaricom Foundation, Loreng'elup maternity unit construction is coming along very well.