After a church service at Ngere St. Andrews church on 7th April 2019, I sat attentively listening to a unique community of women in Ngere East at a small market in Seme West, Seme constituency.
When one woman stood to speak, she painfully narrated how they were hygienically and physically challenged… They call themselves ‘Aswekra’ to mean move on the ground while seated…
These are groups of women who trade in the market and operate while sitting on the soil on theirKangas the whole day. It has been a culture from the past to date…
The major challenge as explained by the women was;
- The poor posture while seated putting stress on their spine resulting to chronic back pain, tension headaches and difficulty in breathing pausing a health risk.
And by extension; hygienically, they have to dust their hands with no water every time they serve their customers increasing chances of food contamination if not washed or prepared properly
Therefore I’m kindly asking that we join hands and end the Aswekra Health risks by aiding them with plastic chairs to reduce the exposure to health risks and enhance their business environment.
Target is at least 1000 chairs for 1000 women…at Kshs. 650 per chair. Let us together liberate and empower the market woman!
#DonateAchair to #EndAswekraHealthRisks
Update – Ngere market already done