Celebrating 15 years of public health and microenterprise service to communities in rural Kenya

HopeCore was awarded $98,000 USD

HopeCore was awarded $98,000 USD

Village HopeCore International received funding for the creation and expansion of a comprehensive Maternal and Child Wellness Program Village HopeCore International received $98,062 USD for a Maternal and Child Wellness Program from the Amplify program, a partnership financed by the Department for International Development (DFid) and implemented by IDEO.org. In November 2014 HopeCore accepted an […]

From Kenya, with love. (Written by Ma...

From Kenya, with love. (Written by Maeve Hume-Nixon)

From Kenya, with love. Blog post written by Maeve Hume-Nixon, Clinical Health Fellow I come from nearly as far away as possible from Kenya. I am from New Zealand, a tiny island nation neighboring a giant land mass called Australia. I went home for Christmas, and it is difficult to fully describe how demoralizing a […]

Breastfeeding in Maara Sub-County (wr...

Breastfeeding in Maara Sub-County (written by Armstrong Mutwiri Njagi, CHW)

Blog post written by Armstrong Mutwiri┬áNjagi Breastfeeding is one of the major challenges facing young mothers in our communities in Maara Sub-County. Most of the mothers we have met with during our maternal health clinic have not been able to breastfeed their infants for the recommended six months after birth. The fact that they do […]

My experience with HopeCore’s m...

My experience with HopeCore’s maternal and child health program (Written by Mercy Mbuthia)

Blog written by Mercy Mbuthia The HopeCore maternal and child health (MCH) program was launched in March 2015. The program works in four modalities of maternal and child health, education, prevention, treatment, and advise. As a community health officer in this field, I have acquired skills to educate and teach mothers methods of ensuring the […]

Nutrition and growth monitoring (Writ...

Victoria Nyawira Kaburu - Community Health Worker

Blog written by Victoria Nyawira, Community Health Worker Malnutrition contributes to more than 1/3 of all child deaths in Kenya. Rates of malnutrition are usually highest when babies start to eat foods other than breast milk, between 6 and 23 months of age. Nutrition and malnutrition can affect the health, intelligence, and productivity. Malnutrition has […]