At Rural Health Collaborative, we train women to help their communities be healthier. This has always been our mission and we moved even closer to our goal in 2017. Read more below.
And next month we turn 7!
And this year we launched two new Taskforces: Monitoring/Evaluation and Fundraising
The process took over 2 years and we’re so glad it’s done
It will be a meeting space for the Kekeli Women, our staff, and local partners
Topics ranged from program longevity to increasing women in leadership
Based on feedback from the training, we added Skill Development to our RHC Values
These women are the heart, soul, hands and feet of RHC. Click here for an idea of the scale where the Kekeli Women work.
The typical retention rate is 50-70% for most health promotion programs. We believe our ongoing investment in the women sets our program apart, and have heard as much from our Ghana team.
They previously left because they moved away, but have since returned to the district
Teaching various health topics, performing blood pressure screenings, and dressing wounds
This is more than 8,000 people more than they taught in 2016!
This is down from 63% in 2016, and below our goal of 50%. There are several reasons for the decline (personal illness, family deaths, motivation, etc), and we are actively working to improve this rate.
All the Kekeli Women have now completed this course, which helps prevent and prepare for emergencies during childbirth
This program was organized by a team of from the Point Loma Nazarene University Nursing School, our partners since 2015
12 of the 47 Kekeli Women are part of this pilot
These videos educate pregnant women to visit the clinic and deliver with the help of a skilled attendant
The videos are loaded on their smartphones, which they then show to pregnant women and their families during their pregnancy home visits
Click here to view English versions of the videos, which star a fictional Kekeli Woman named Samira
Bikes help the Kekeli Women reach more distant communities in their work
Victoria and Regina both lost their husbands and Theresa’s son passed away
Your donations also support a Kekeli welfare fund to be used in times of illness and loss
And we are quite happy about that!
This can make for some interesting meeting times 🙂
It was the busiest trip we’ve ever had. We taught the full HBLSS curriculum, launched the smartphone program, and…
We’ve been dreaming of hosting them for years and we finally made it a reality
We can’t wait to show you what the Kekeli Women really do through film (slated for the first half of 2018)
We all volunteer our time, and couldn’t be happier to do it
We are so lucky; without you there would simply be no RHC
Together, they donate about $1000 each month, which covers nearly half our routine program expenses in Ghana
To join them, click here (and you just might receive a handwritten note from a Kekeli Woman someday!)
These one-time donations help us pay for trainings and ongoing expenses, when our monthly donations don’t reach
Blake Armstrong, Chair
Melissa Tucker, Vice-Chair
Raphaelle de Marliave, Secretary
Eric Schulz, Treasurer
Sean Poole, At-large
91% went directly to our work in Ghana (the remainder pays for things like insurance, credit card fees, and the website)
The money bought actual phones but also paid for the training that happened in August
The extra funds were used to buy gifts of rice and oil for the Kekeli Women and their families
It is why we include among our values: Responsible with Resources
We’ll go Platinum as soon as we can!
It is also a collaboration in the richest sense—across cultures and also with you
For being part of our mission to empower women and bring health to rural Ghana in 2017. We’re excited for what lies ahead.