Kathleen Harrison's blog

Maternal/child mortality

The UNICEF report below, issued yesterday (9/19/08), corroborates my experience in Kenya.  In May of this year in the village of Kaluoki a midwife told me of the deaths of several women from hemorrhage during childbirth or miscarriage.  No one in the village or anywhere nearby owns a car, and so a woman in distress is taken to the n

Solar Stove Project, in Naivasha

We started the solar stove project, in Naivasha.  I had squash that was cooked in the solar stove and it was delicious!  And we pasteurized water with no difficulty in little time.  All are eager to pursue this project, as with the troubles, firewood and charcoal are more difficult to come by.  How positively stupid that homes and possessions are being burned wantonly!


HARAMBEE projects have now begun in Zambia.  There is a women's co-operative poultry project in Nyimba and a new craft initiative in Petauke.  Church groups have formed to help the hundreds of HIV orphans in this small town, and they are desperately looking for ways to care for these children.