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Simple advancements go a long way

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:25+00:00 August 2nd, 2011|Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on Simple advancements go a long way

Updates on Loreng’elup Maternity Ward

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, [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:25+00:00 August 2nd, 2011|Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on Updates on Loreng’elup Maternity Ward

Adapting to the persistent drought

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:25+00:00 July 27th, 2011|Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on Adapting to the persistent drought

Tireless Efforts by Nakechichok Women

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:26+00:00 July 13th, 2011|Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on Tireless Efforts by Nakechichok Women

Energy Saving Stoves Donated in Ileret

We are happy to write that development and conservation is continuing at Ileret. The kitchen at Telesgaye primary school (located in Sieslucho) has been equipped with two energy saving stoves: one 100 litre stove for the students, and smaller 20 litre stoves for the kitchen. The stoves use fibre glass lining and brick lining to [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:26+00:00 June 21st, 2011|Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on Energy Saving Stoves Donated in Ileret

First Baby Born at New Ileret Maternity

The new maternity/neonatal unit at Ileret Health Centre welcomed its first new arrival after the successful completion of the new facility in the beginning of May. The delivery room and maternity ward were constructed with support from Stony Brook University. The new ward opened its doors to expectant mums last week after installation [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:26+00:00 May 19th, 2011|Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on First Baby Born at New Ileret Maternity

Telesgaye Kitchen Structure Complete

Through support from the Ceres Foundation, TBI has finished constructing the Telesgaye School Kitchen and latrines. The $25,000 grant provided also included support for contruction of more latrines as well as construction of energy saving stoves at the kitchen, which will allow the school to save on fuel as well as reduce tree-cutting. [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:26+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on Telesgaye Kitchen Structure Complete

Update on Ileret Health Centre Constructions

Renovations of the Ileret Health Centre staff quarters and installations of fixtures for the new ward are moving on very smoothly. Furniture and equipment for the ward has arrived at Ileret and been installed, awaiting official use in May. The Health Centre has gotten a total face-lift with the newly renovated staff quarters [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:26+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on Update on Ileret Health Centre Constructions