SWAP in partnership with Procter & Gamble have established Pampers Baby & Family Care Centres in Ahero (Nyando district) and Nyakwere (Rachuonyo North district) with an aim of improving the health and development of babies, children and families in the community by increasing access to health products and information about health topics and healthy habits. The community groups (entrepreneurs) have also been trained to become self sustainable by generating income through sales of health products and thereby increasing individual entrepreneurs profit.
A new center was recently opened in Rangwe, Homa Bay County.SWAP is in the process of opening a distribution center for Procter and Gamble Products in Mumias, which will be distributed to traders in surrounding areas.
SWAP Model Village
SWAP acquired land at Ahero, about 100 meters from the Nyando River to put
up a model village which is intended to showcase the interventions that
SWAP deals with in the community. These include; Safe Water system products,
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), improved traditional kitchen and the Pampers Baby
and Family Care center. Inside the SMV the sky hydrant was installed with
funding and support from Janivo foundation, Aquaya Institute, Global Water
challenge, Proctor and Gamble, IPA among other private well-wishers. The
system draws water from the river using a fuel powered pump. The water is
purified and then sold to the community at very low cost.
The center has a community banda which provides space for community meetings, trainings and health education, clean toilet with a handwashing facility for demonstration. Solar has been installed to provide for electricity and outside there is a chlorine dispenser to chlorinate the water.