Delivering Solutions For
People in Need
1 in 42 women in Kenya die during childbirth. In Mogotio and Rongai SubCounty where Dandelion works, 6 out of every 10 women in deliver their babies at home, and this is risky for the mother and baby. The cultural setback and lack of facilities contribute to the number of maternal and infant mortality in the area. Primary healthcare is the greatest need of women and girls in our community. In rural Kenya, 70% of women and children lack access to appropriate primary healthcare.
Imagine a woman in rural areas, living her whole life never knowing what her potential would have been, Dandelion Africa is determined to change the economic status of women and girls in Rural areas.
Adolescents comprise 24.5% of Kenya’s 47.6 million total population. This segment of the population is at high risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS while female adolescents face the additional risk of early pregnancy, unsafe abortion and female genital mutilation . In Kenya, the age of sexual debut is low; 47% of young women and 55% of young men between the ages of 18–24 years reported sexual intercourse before the age of 18 years. Consequently, pregnancy among adolescents aged 15–19 years continues to be a significant problem in rural Kenya, with a teenage pregnancy rate of 18% and an adolescent birth rate of 96 per 1,000 women.
We have constructed a Youth Centre with a Community Library, Village ICT hub and a Youth Sexual Reproduction Clinic for youth aged 10 to 19 years. This is a safe space where young people can have their own space to learn, be health and get mentorship.
45% of women and girls aged 15 to 49 have experienced physical violence and 14% have experienced sexual violence. Many cases are not reported to authorities and few women get justice or receive medical care. Two in ten girls have undergone Female Genital Mutilation which has negative impact on girls’ education, with only 43% transit to high school in Arid and Semi arid areas of Kenya where Dandelion works.