As a result of the work that has been done by World Vision in 2014, the following has been achieved in Sangailu, Kenya;
2,170 children have been vaccinated against polio, de-wormed and given Vitamin A.
The local health centre has reported a 15% reduction in children suffering from bilharzia (a waterborne disease prevalent in Sangailu)
10% reduction in children suffering from scabies as a result of bathing in water sourced from the borehole. We expect further gains in child health as awareness continues to be raised in the target communities.
Local goats are now healthier and able to produce more milk. The Office of the District Livestock Production in Hulugho district has reported that the average milk production has risen from 2.09 litres to 2.15 per animal. As goats increase their milk production, families have more produce to sell at the market, contributing to their economic development.
Community members have noted that the creation of a public utility such as the borehole promotes unity in a community. This is especially true as four of the eleven Water Management Committee members are women, who are typically unable to make important community decisions.
Women and girls have noticed a dramatic decrease in the amount of time it takes them to collect water, reducing from an hour to just 30 minutes on average. This means that women have more time and energy to engage in economic activities, and girls are more able to attend school.
School enrolment in the local area has increased from 75 to 125 pupils; and the Ministry of Education has noted a reduction in girl drop-out rates from 35% to 25%.