Maternity clinic construction completed

HARDA has recently built a maternity clinic in North Eastern Kenya in partnership with the Waso Resource Development Agency (WARDA).

The maternity clinic will enable mothers in the rural villages to have access to a maternity health service and it will also provide primary health care in the isolated regions of Kenya. It serves the population of 5 neighbouring villages with the population of 4,000 people. HARDA would like to thank the generous donors of the project.

Small livelihood project for vulnerable families, Wajir South, Kenya

HARDA is pleased to announce that the women and youth of Wajir South will soon have access to financial resources to set up workshops for skills training and to start small business, courtesy of The Global Aid Foundation (GAF) and our local partner the Waso Resource Development Agency (WARDA).

The women and youth of Wajir South, an area in North Eastern Kenya bordering Somalia, have historically had a dependency on aid and charity, which is typically administered in a sporadic and ad hoc basis.

Statistics show that a staggering 74% of the population is unemployed, with women and the youth being the most affected. The main causes of this unemployment have been identified as poverty, perennial drought, insecurity, conflicts, high illiteracy levels and a lack of gainful and readily marketable skills. For women, this situation is aggravated by socio-cultural factors and other societal vulnerabilities, such as a high level of divorce.

A rise in social ills in Wajir South, including, substance abuse, crime, prostitution, violent extremism, and most recently youth for hire as militia in communal conflicts, is directly attributable to this lack of employment.

However, the residents of Wajir South are resourceful and enterprising and, when equipped with the right skills and financing, are capable of setting up their own cottage industries that would increase the available employment opportunities, provide them with a regular source of income and spur the local economy.

The Global Aid Foundation are financing this project with $30,000, which will fund a number of donkeys and carts needed to start a small transport business, and provide initial capital needed for the conduct of business to support this vulnerable community.

Operation Eradicate preventable blindness in Africa

Since 2009, HARDA has supported a long term project that has been focusing on providing eye care free of charge, through eye care mission in the poor communities of the Horn of Africa.

In late 2017, HARDA purchased an ophthalmic surgical periscope for the use of cataract and other surgical operations in rural Africa. This is the second microscope that HARDA has purchased, The first device has been used more than 9000 times for examination, diagnosis and 4000 surgeries for cataract. It has also benefited 15,000 persons in respect of trachoma, conjunctivitis and glaucoma.

The partners in this project are HARDA, Global Aid Foundation, the Clark Foundation and Warda. We have photos of the most recent mission