Born in Runogone village in Meru county, Delfina Gaitenga Mutuaruchiu found herself in the streets after her parents separated and she was left by the extended family.
Luckily, some good Samaritans spotted her and took her in, offering her a home and an education.
In her early age, Delfina went through life changing and traumatic experiences that left her with a paralyzed right limp.
She is affiliated to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), a party she will be using in her quest to become the next Meru Women Representative in the 2022 general election.
Delfina Gaitenga Education Profile
The ordeals she underwent in her early life never deterred her from pursuing higher education and taking up leadership and working for the community.
In 2009, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Surgery in Australia.
Delphina also holds a Diploma in Healthcare Management from the Kenya Institute of Management, a Diploma in Community Oral Health from the Kenya Medical Training Center, a certificate in HIV/AIDS and Drug Addiction Counseling and a Certificate in Computers and Designing.
Delfina opened Brook Healing Centre for counseling and mentoring the homeless. She has also opened Victory City Centre a home for the homeless elderly people.
She is also the current founder and C.E.O. of the Center for Persons Abled Differently CPAD
Delfina is a dedicated volunteer and is currently holding free dental camps and treating people suffering jigger infestation in an efforts to promote oral health and jigger eradication.
She is also currently offering free literacy tuition and computer lessons for youth and the needy in Meru town.
Her challenges in life have fueled a passion for helping the needy where she hopes to see a community that is well developed with opportunities distributed equally among its members.
Her vision as she seeks the Women Rep position for Meru county is to see a society that promotes inclusiveness in development and welfare.
Delfina says that her motivation to vie and the issues/agenda that her campaign will focus on include education for all, poverty eradication and affordable, quality health care.
Meru county is in dire need for health solutions due to existing slums and the increasing number of street families in towns and poor rural folk.
These people have poor health seeking behaviors and are not able to meet hospital bills when they become critical or require medical attention.
If elected as the Meru Women Representative, Delfina will lobby for a law to waiver bills for the needy. She will also work with stakeholders like NGOs, the business people, the county and national government.
2. Poverty Eradication
Meru county has two divides – the wealthy and the poor, with the gap growing by the day. As Women Representative, Delfina has vowed to help alleviate poverty.
She believes her Brook of Healing Centre is a perfect model of how appropriate training for youth in talent search and vocational training can secure meaningful employment for thousands of jobless Meru residents.
Part of her agenda is to also lobby for the youth and women enterprise to get more affordable loans as well as lobby for inclusion of men in empowerment programs so as to support strong family structure.
Currently, there are large numbers of school going children who are stuck at home for different reasons including the lack of fees or meals.
If elected, Delfina Gaitenga has promised to introduce feeding programs in schools to ensure there is a higher retention of pupils in schools.
She will also lobby for budgets to initiate food programs to the public schools in the slum areas.
Delfina Gaitenga Contacts
Delfina is always available on Telephone Number: 0720318866. Her current Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
She is also available on the Socials, Delfina Gaitenga on Facebook and @Delfina.Gaitenga on Twitter and Instagram.
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