Pandemic Radio

Marsabit Village, Kenya

 

During the month of July, I was able to visit some elders individually and discuss the need for initiating a dialogue on intertribal hostilities, natural disasters, and lack of access to economic resources at their level. 

 

Digafe started chicken farming after a GHNI staff coaching project run by committee members. He started with just a few, but now has 47 birds, which provide him an average of 25 eggs per day, sold at 15 shillings, yielding him 11,250 shillings per month. The commercial value of his farmyard chickens is also slowly increasing as the number of birds grows.

 

The income from eggs feeds his family and is an incentive for transformation of his family life, as chicken farming has proved to be a viable and sustainable income. There is a growing market for eggs. The meat and eggs produced by free-range chickens, he says, are healthier for human consumption.

 

Novel coronavirus awareness continues as both the county government and NGOs have started sensitising communities through local FM radio stations using vernacular language. The radio is regarded as the most effective means of information dissemination for COVID-19 as it is 100% contactless. There is no doubt that radio is an important tool that can be used as a platform to provide information on the pandemic.

 

Thank you!

 

Jeremiah 

GHNI Partner

 

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