In Bingerville, preventable diseases still cause too many families to suffer. But with medical support and health education, it doesn't have to be this way.
In the rural area of Bingerville in the Côte d’Ivoire, an estimated 87,000 children under the age of five die from preventable diseases, such as malaria, diarrhoea, and respiratory infections, every year. Only 57 percent of families have access to adequate sanitation facilities. In an effort to change these statistics, WONDER has joined the Ilomba Centre, which hosts various health programs to educate local citizens about proper sanitation mechanisms. Illomba also trains women to become employees in sanitation, hospitality, and healthcare fields. Since 2002, the Ilomba Centre has treated on average 3,500 people per year, while also providing educational programs for women in regards to health and sanitation. With the training Ilomba provides, about 50 women a year are able to get jobs in healthcare and hospitality. The services Illomba provides not only helps the sanitation problems in the Côte d’Ivoire, but promotes women’s ability to receive and maintain a steady job.
For only £4, you can provide medical treatment for a mother, child, or elderly person for an entire year. Feeling a bit more generous? £16 will buy a family the preventative tools to protect them against poor sanitation and malnutrition. £110 will give a young woman the opportunity to be educated by Ilomba, giving her an opportunity to attain a steady job. No matter what you give, know that your support is positively impacting the lives of many women in the Côte d’Ivoire!