Tittle: Improving health in Takarale Village though the construction of a health post.
Through a participatory community consultation process, the Takarale community in Mataban District, Hirshabelle State of Somalia prioritized the construction of a health post in order Mothers, children, elderly people and every member in the community get access to primary healthcare services as the nearest village with health facility is Beergadid which is located around twenty-five (25) kilometers.
Takarale village of Mataban district is in the Hiraan region of Hirshabelle state of Somalia with an estimated population of 1,100 households. Additionally, there are over six (6) smaller villages that depend on Takarale for service delivery. It is located on the Northen side of Beergadid and the Southern side of Mataban town, off a main road that connects Hirshabelle and Galmudug State. Takarale is about 25 kilometers from Beergadid. The community infrastructure in the villages currently are one Primary school and a borehole.
The Takarale community has shown great interest in participating in the matching grant Initiative, where the community will co-fund the activity, they prioritized during the inclusive community consultation process with an agreed ration (1:4). The community in this village has no previous experience in matching grant mechanism and it is their first time to experience this opportunity. Thus far, communities have established a Community Project Implementation Unit (CPIU) representing different sectors in the community, and they will lead the implementation of the selected priorities from fundraising to completion of the construction of the health post. For the matching grant, Takarale community will raise $10,000, and the project will match it with $40,000 in the ratio of 1 to 4. The total project cost estimated is $50,000.
The project identification is a decision the community has unanimously reached together with the local Administration, as this contributes to both social cohesions, and improves access to primary healthcare service. The community committees attended the participatory planning process and local fundraising training to empower and transfer skills to the selected community project implementation unit. The
Thank you for contributing towards improving access to primary healthcare through joint fundraising that will promote social cohesion of the district through the construction of the health post.