With your help the people of West Africa have "a chance, not only to change their own lives and their own destinies, but to change the future of an entire generation".
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
As the ETCHE bag drops are getting underway, we continue to work hard to develop materials for both drops and training sessions that are informative and relevant to community needs. In order to ensure that the information we deliver meets that criteria, we work closely with community members and leaders, such as Manye Esther. She has great perspectives and many new ideas to share, such as the one that came out of a recent visit while we were discussing the Diarrhea section. In talking about the modes of transmission in this area, she identified the handling of currency, particularly among market women and individuals who collect the fees at the public latrines. This brought about the question of what could be done to raise awareness both in the communities, but also in the markets where individuals from both urban and rural areas gather.