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Odede Overview

"We, the Luo people, are a proud tribe and we have realised that if we do not do something to change our lives, we will not survive the next decade. Our life span is down to an average of 45 years, our death rate for new babies/mothers is nearly 20% and HIV/AIDS is continuing to grow. What we have realised is that we as a community no longer need hand outs as they keep us in poverty so with the support of World Youth International we will grow and develop into an independent community for the world to see that it is possible."

- Odede Community

Situated on the banks of Lake Victoria, the tiny village of Odede is located in the Rarieda district of Nyanza Province. Much of the local population are rural, subsistence farmers living in extreme poverty (less than $2.50 per day). The communities have limited access to basic infrastructure and services such as health and education.

The district is home to some of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the country, with an estimated one in four people living with HIV ? four times the national rate.

Maternal and infant mortality rates are also unacceptably high; an estimated 55 out of every 1000 babies die before their first birthday each year (WHO 2010). Many of these children are dying from malaria and other preventable illnesses like diarrhoea.

To find out more about the amazing Mama Ann's Odede Community Health Centre, click here.

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