By Christine Wangeci, Resident Enumerator for PMA2020/Kenya
When I started working for PMA2020 last year I didn't know whether I was to go through an exciting experience on using a mobile phone to collect data. This was the most exciting experience during the period of data collection. I have since been able to collect data from a whole enumeration area and made the views of the residents known.
...using a mobile phone to collect data. This was the most exciting experience...
Most people in my enumeration area had never participated in a survey, let alone one that used a phone instead of a paper questionnaire. The people of my enumeration area had several concerns and were glad to have someone ask them about their health, water and reproductive health issues. These are dear issues to them and this brought a ray of hope and a sign that someone cared.
...this information would be passed on to the government and other relevant stakeholders who had the potential of improving their living conditions.
They found out that this information would be passed on to the government and other relevant stakeholders who had the potential of improving their living conditions. The people understood how important data collection is and its benefit to them.
My job has now changed my status in my area of residence. I am now known by majority of residents in my area. I now feel confident and more motivated to continue working in my EA to collect and submit data, which I know that after analysis and presentation to the government, residents from my area will benefit from increased access to and quality of family planning services.