Meet Chrisphine Ochieng Okumu working to eliminate Jiggers Disease in Busia, Kenya
What is Jiggers Disease?
Jiggers is a parasite that lives in the dusty environs of the villages where the children live. It enters the feet and hands causing painful wounds that do not heal and affects the child’s immune system.
How is it treated?
Volunteers spray the dust to reduce the Jiggers. Then the children need topical treatment over six months to cure the disease. They must be supplied with shoes as they grow to avoid being infected again.
There are about 300 children currently affected by the disease who need treatment and shoes.
The treatment is for six months and they need a constant supply of shoes as they grow.
How might you solve this problem creatively to help supply a Jiggers Disease Treatment pack —6 months medication and shoes for a child?
Each Jiggers Disease Treatment pack costs USD$60
About Chrisphine and the Jiggers Disease elimination program
Who is Chrisphine Ochieng Okumu?
Chrisphine is Executive Director MDG at Blue Bells Orphans support program. They look after about 200 orphaned and vulnerable children.
He works tirelessly on behalf of the children and the community as the Village Champion at Jubilee Village Project, a Christ-centered movement committed to serving the poor and ending world poverty through sustainable community-based transformation.
Chrisphine is also an active champion of the Jiggers Elimination Program.
Listen to our Small Acts podcast with Chrisphine
If you are interested in supporting Chrisphine in his wonderful work, please COMMIT TO ACT. You will receive an email once you do with more details on the project, contact details and how you can help.