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What we do

We invest in projects that improve livelihood,  shelter, water and sanitation, business development, education and health services through tailor made innovative solutions to communities to improve their living conditions.

 

Health 

Fountain Africa Trust is providing maternal and new born health services in Bungoma County and Butere Sub- County through the community midwifery model.

Fountain Africa Trust supports Community Midwives to provide skilled assistance to mothers in underserved communities in Western Kenya.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a) Maternal and new born healthincluding ANC, delivery and Post Natal Care,  Family Planning,  health education, Treatment of Sexually Transmitted diseases, community mobilization and Nutrition

b) Child health - Immunization, treatment of Communicable diseases

c) HIV and AIDS - Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV ( HIV screening of pregnant mothers, Counselling for treatment adherence and referral system)

Fountain Africa Trust Provides essential equipment and supplies to community midwives. We also support innovative mechanisms to finance community midwives activities including vouncher systems and running of a revolving fund.

Poverty reduction

a) Situation analysis of Bungoma County

Bungoma County borders the Republic of Uganda and Busia, Kakamega and Trans-Nzoia Counties in Kenya. The County has an area of 3,032.2 sq. Km and lies between 1,200 and 1,800 meters above sea level. It experiences mean temperatures of 23 degrees centigrade. There are two rainy seasons - a long rain season from March - August and a short rain season from September -November. The population of Bungoma is estimated at 1,630,934 of which female constitute 52% while male are 48%.  Poverty index stand at 53% .

b) Programmes 

Fountain Africa Trust mobilizes poor communities to start Income Generating Activities especially in agribusiness. This includes crop and livestock production, tree planning, and agro- processing. Fountain Africa Trust links farmers to markets to maximize on their income.

Support to People with disability

a) About People Living with Disability

People with disability are among the most marginalized in many societies including in Kenya. Although the Kenyan Constitution states that all citizens be provided with equal access to services and resources in the country, people with disability have difficulties in enjoying their constitutional rights. Disability constitute 10% of the population of Kenya. There are different types of disabilities ranging from physical to hearing impairment, blindness and mental disability, all of which require different specialization to facilitate their movement, and activities in life. Fountain Africa Trust initiated a project in Western Kenya that aims at enhancing the ability of people living with disability to earn a dignified living.

b) programmes 

Establishment for income generating activities - Tailoring, carpentry, printing

Advocacy and fundraising

Community mobilization

Training in vocational skills

 

Emergency response

Primary health care, Shelter, Food assistance and  Non food items