SPONSOR ME: I AM A COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER!
KNOW ME: My name is Mary Auma Okello and I was born to Consolata Oyugi and Dominic Nyandiko of Gem Raugwe in 1956. I married Festus Okello in June of 1973. Sangla Village, where I live, is 2 kilometres away from the MED25 facility. The people of Sangla are doing subsistence farming. They are poor and are depending mainly upon charcoal and fire wood which they cut from the forest.
RESPECT ME: I went to school at Kumoni Primary, where I sat for my CPE in 1972. I then joined Sr. Aggrey High School in 1977 to 1980 and attained 4th Division. In the year 2007, I completed an English course and received a diploma with a credit. This was distant learning. I have been a Community Health Worker (CHW) since 1998.
UNDERSTAND ME: In the year 1998 there was outbreak of Cholera in our area. This was due to lack of pit latrines and clean drinking water. My brother-in-law was one of them. This caused me go to Mbita to inform them about the outbreak. They asked me if I could mobilize about 50 women, who are ready to be trained as Community Health Workers (CHW), and go back to advise the community about cleanliness. That is how I became a Community Health Worker.
EDUCATE ME: Training me and these 50 women helped serve many in our community by educating them about simple things such as water safety and hygiene. Other diseases that plague my village are are malaria, bilharsia, (shistosomiasis), typhoid, and dysentary. If properly trained, we could help reduce the outbreaks of these and other diseases through information and preventative care of our community.
ELEVATE ME: Your support of this Community Health Worker (CHW) provides an opportunity for broad impact in this community. An individual Community Health Worker (CHW) has the potential to impact over 120 households through their health outreach and services. Sponsoring ONE impacts the lives of so MANY.
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