MedTreks Kenya Partnership
Village HopeCore International
For the past several years, MedTreks has been partnering with Village HopeCore International (Hopecore), a community health and development program located on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. We have been fortunate to have some of MedTreks core faculty be part of HopeCore’s program since its inception in 2001. MedTreks fully supports HopeCore’s horizontal and integrative approach to healthcare delivery and poverty eradication. Their program is a future model for other resource-limited regions of the world.
Our Partners in Global Health
Village HopeCore International (HopeCore), is a public health and poverty eradication program that provides services to over 1,000 villages in rural Kenya. Through the integration of health interventions, both preventative and curative, health education, micro loans, skills-based training, and staff capacity, HopeCore is reducing the burden of poverty for vulnerable populations in rural Kenya. The healthcare model is not only efficient, it is sustainable as all programs are executed through existing institutions such as Department of Health Services & Sanitation & Ministry of Education.
HopeCore’s Comprehensive Health Approach
HopeCore is dedicated to fostering integrated social and economic development in rural communities. They are working to alleviate poverty through microfinance loans and micro enterprise, business, training and support, health promotion, and disease prevention programs.
HopeCore describe’s their approach to poverty eradication through the three-legged African stool, without one of the legs the stool will fall, similarly without the combination of income generation, disease prevention, capacity building, poverty will continue to have a negative impact on communities.
Public Health Program
Building Healthy Communities in Kenya
HopeCore’s Health Services now reach over 300,000 people in over 1,000 villages.
This is a poverty eradication and development program using a multiplicity of vehicles to eradicate poverty within the Tharaka Nithi County, including distribution of loans, implementation of small savings schemes, enhancement of clients’ productive assets, skill-based learning, business and enterprise education, and agricultural and livestock management advice. Key activities include: community mobilization, training & capacity building, assessments, collaboration & partnerships, special days & events, funding and financing.
Since the program’s inception, they have funded a total of 1,887 individuals in the history of HopeCore, which at an average of 6 dependents per family, means approximately 11,322 individuals in the community have been empowered and impacted through the Micro Enterprise Program. Repayment rate at 98.77%.
HopeCore’s health program has been in existence since 2007 and focuses on an integrated, comprehensive,
preventative approach to health. Throughout all programming, HopeCore empowers clients to take control of their health and that of their families through the provision of clear and context specific health information combined with accessible and free clinical services being offered through a range of community touch points.
26,932 Mosquito Nets distributed
45,920 Children now have clean drinking water
32,641 Clinical Services provided to mothers & children under five
52,784 School-children provided with clinical services
11,804 Children under 5 years dewormed
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– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.