Malaria have been a major cause of many mortality among young children. Ithanga ward, Murang’a, due to water shortage there are uncovered boreholes, dams to conserve water to be used during dry seasons, hence they are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. After rains a lot of student complain of suffering from malaria and not able to purchase treated nets.
Budget Breakdown (approx)
Candle Wick 1,500
Solar Wax Melter Ksh 25,000.00
5 Metallic stands Ksh7,500.00
5 Langstroth hive Ksh 30,000.00
2 Frame plastic centrifugal honey extractor KShs25,000.00
2 Bee Smoker Ksh 6,000.00
Rosemary seedling Ksh1,000
Drying and crushing bowl Ksh1,000
Labor and miscellaneous Ksh 56,000
The project involve making mosquito repellent candles using rosemary leaves, lantana camara which is plenty in the area and citrus peels . The candles can be made available to locals at a cheap price and also the project will be used to educate community on how to make mosquito repellent candle. Instead of buying bee wax we can set bee hives at our school and benefit both as a teaching aid and by selling honey.