Poverty and poor hygiene are the major causes of jiggers. To completely eradicate jiggers, Ahadi Kenya Trust has been undertaking different activities to change the lives of those affected. The activities include; identifying those infested with jiggers, intervention methods, training and educating the community, empowering the communities and finally rehabilitating the victims back to normal lives.Through all this activities, the main objective is to
eradicate poverty, reverse and halt the spread of jiggers.

1. Identification
Ahadi Kenya Trust has identified millions of people infested with jiggers. Majority are school children.
These group lacks good housing and sanitation facilities. Most of the body parts that are infested include hands, knees, legs, private parts and to an extent their whole body.


2. Intervention
With the help of corporates, well wishers and volunteers, Ahadi Kenya Trust has managed to treat those affected and fumigate their homes to rid off the
jigger causing fleas. The process involves, cleaning the feet and other affected areas with clean water, dipping the affected areas in a medical solution for 15 minutes and then apply petroleum jelly. The extreme cases are taken to hospital by Ambulance Mashinani.


3. Training
Ahadi Kenya Trust undertakes training and education especially to the community, care givers and partners.
This is to educate them on control, management and prevention of the menace. It is also a way of building
capacity and creating sustainability.


4. Empowerment
Poverty is a major cause of jiggers. To break the poverty cycle, different livelihood projects have been initiated as a way of empowering the community so as to be self reliant. Such projects include, banana farming, bee keeping, rabbit farming, chicken rearing and weaving. They are aimed at improving the lives by creating income and food security. For the children, Ahadi Kenya Trust distributes shoes, books and other education materials.


5. Rehabilitation
With income and food security, the recovered jigger survivors are able to lead a normal life. They can now attend to their farms and afford simple sanitation and
medication materials such as basins, shoes, clothing, soap etc. The children are able to attend school and play with others without feeling embarrassed or stigmatized. Ahadi Kenya Trust also constructs
homes and improves on their sanitation


6. Repeat. This process should be repeated 3 times a day for a period of two weeks. After which the patient can wear closed shoes comfortably to prevent further infestation. Steps to treat a jigger infested person.


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News Updates:
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