Mombasa,KENYA: More than 1000 residents of Changamwe sub-county on Friday benefited from a medical camp organized by the Women enterprise fund.
The medical camp which was held in the Bokole area of Changamwe saw the over 1000 residents benefit from different medical services such as HIV testing, breast and cervical cancer screening ,general medical check-up and family planning.
According to the Director of Women enterprise fund Eng. Charles Mwirigi , the camp is the second of it’s kind to be done across the country after another one was done in Isiolo as part of the corporate social responsibility of the organization.
Mwirigi said they decided to conduct a medical camp as they felt ailments and poor health among women is drawback to their vision which is.
“A transformed Kenyan woman contributing to sustainable socioeconomic development.”
“Poor health affects the productivity of women and that in turn affects us as an organization as most of them will likely default” Mwirigi said.
The event also saw more than Sh 5.9 million disbursed inform of cheques to various women groups across the county.
This being the 10th year since the fund was set up , more than 74,000 women groups across the country have benefited from the funds .
One of the beneficiaries is Lulu girls women group who have been receiving cheques worth sh 500,000 up from the initial sh 50,000.
According to the group chair lady Veronicah Nyambu , the group has invested in 2 plots in Kiembeni area of Mombasa where she says the group plans to construct a ladies hostel.
The organization’s effort to empower women have not gone unnoticed as in 2011 the organized was announced as the sole winner of the Millenium development goal awards (now sustainable development goal awards) for their role in promoting gender equality and women empowerment.