Blog: Gem

Addressing Health Issues

Gem Village, Kenya

Gem is one of our newest villages. The new Wellness Committee there had a powerfully interactive dialogue with village mothers that addressed many private and delicate questions, which they learned were shared by all. Many of these mothers are pregnant or lactating.

One of our Wellness Committee members, Cecilia, taught the mothers that most diseases and infections are easily preventable and are contracted due to simple lack of knowledge.

Rescued with Help & Hope

Gem Village, Kenya

Gem Village has a population of over 1,500 people, mostly comprised of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from other villages. The HIV rate is high compared to other villages. This has led to the poverty level going up, with many orphans who are also HIV positive.