What is Life Like in Kyakitanga?
HEED serves five villages in Kassanda District with about 6,200 people in a 15 square mile area. Our recent community survey helped us quantify the current status on key international indexes so that we can measure the progress we make impacting the community through our 5 Pathways to Transformation.
47% of the houses are made from
80% of the people make less than $1000
44% of the people went at least one full day
42% of female heads of households
Over 70% have had malaria or
For the children who attend our schools, life has dramatically improved since HEED began. We rejoice that our recent survey documented that 87% of children aged 6-12 are now in school! That figure was near zero when we started our primary school in 2007. The photo at left shows one of the pitiful "schools" we discovered operating when visiting in 2006.We also now have adequate water for the schools, a school nurse, and proper sanitary facilities to keep children healthy. A school chaplain tends their souls and vocational programs are equipping students with practical skills. As the table below shows, we have successful programs in place for each pathway for the children in our schools. We thank everyone who has equipped us to reach this significant milestone!
The chart below gives you a snapshot of ongoing HEED initiatives for the school children and the community.