28 & 43 years, Mosquito Scouts
We are mosquito scouts and control the mosquito population in our community. We are volunteers. Every week we check breeding sites of mosquito larvae. If we find any we apply special bacteria called BTI (Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelensis) that kill the larvae before they develop into mosquitoes. This is a way to control the vector with biological methods. Here in Malindi, being a touristic area, abandoned swimming pools have become perfect breeding sites for Anopheles and other mosquito species. Our work is supported by Kenya Medical Research Institute, which also provides us with relevant training and helps us to keep records on our findings during control missions.