Dandelion Africa was set up by Wendo Aszed in 2010, and is based in the village of Mogotio in Baringo County, deep in the dry, harsh environment of the Rift Valley.

Wendo is passionate about female empowerment and achieving gender equality, recognising that real development and progress will only be possible if women are able to take control of their own futures and gain true equality, opportunity and influence at all levels of society.

In 2018 Dandelion opened a new maternity hospital and expanded their campaign to include the fight to end female genital mutilation.

Key Stats

Service provision funded by CHASE Africa, 2014-2019:

Health

254,200 healthcare services*

21,000 tests**

*Includes primary healthcare services, deworming treatments and immunisations       ** Includes HIV, malaria, HepB testing and cancer screening

Family Planning

28,500 family planning provisions provided*

42,800 CYP equivalent**

297,100 condoms distributed

*Includes IUCD, 5/3-yr implant, Depo-provera injection, and the Pill                                ** Couple Years of Protection – 1 CYP is equivalent to 1 year of family planning

A health appointment at one of the day clinics

Community health workers travelling by motorbike between villages

A consultation with a doctor