The Catholic development project in Funsi has a diverse range of ongoing projects. For example, there has been a lot of recent work with disabled people. Despite the strong feeling of community compared to the UK, I was surprised to learn that families in Funsi often despise cripples.
The project has educated families to look after disabled relatives better, and trained the cripples in weaving or leatherwork. In addition they fund basic medical needs, such as shoes and blocks for walking with your arms, and physiotherapy at the hospital.
The boreholes don't provide any water in the dry season, so people drink from the wells and streams. These spread typhoid. The project is going to to educate people about latrines to keep shit well away from drinking water. They would like to also start a health insurance scheme.
Women's issues are now important to the development project, as helping women helps the family and children. Giving money to men, it gets spent on funerals, and on community level projects. The development project thinks that the best benefits at the moment will come from helping the family, for example improved nutrition.