With the great support we received from you through Global Giving, plus some outside sponsors, we were able to reach an amount that allowed the purchase of a mini-van for medical and community support purposes.
It’s been an amazing time in the lives of many of the poor and sick in Oyugis in the last few months, in the last few weeks! And what has made it so amazing?
It was your support to our medical fund that made it all possible. Thank You!!!
It was just a few weeks ago when Sonko, our amazing volunteer in Kenya was at the hospital with a person suffering with pneumonia when he overheard the nurses talking about three-year-old Joram.
Joram had been left at the hospital 5 days earlier. Her father had abandoned her, her mother rarely visited and no one was treating the large open wound on her thigh because there was no money to pay. It also meant she hadn’t eaten for awhile. Sonko bought food for the child and paid to cover her medical expenses from Olalo's Medical program and Community Support for her food and water.
While he was still there, Sonko met a young mother of 3-month-old twin boys who were both admitted into the hospital, but again, no money, so they weren’t being treated. Just the week before, this mother had lost another child although we don’t know why. One of the twins, Denis, was suffering with malaria, the other, Evance severe malnutrition. Sonko immediately paid for the twins’ care, but sadly it ended up being too late for Evance who died later that day. Denis is recovering and getting stronger.
And then there is 17-year-old Alex. Alex was brought to the hospital by a person who saw him get run over by a passing motorcycle while walking to school. He broke off a tooth and was having pain in his chest area. He had no money so he didn’t want to go, but the person who rescued him insisted on dropping him at the hospital. When they discovered he had no money, they would not treat him. Sonko heard about him and immediately paid for his medical care out of Olalo's Medical funds.
These are just three stories and there are more…all within hours and within days. Injuries, disease, accidents and illness – all with one thing in common…they received urgent medical care because YOU cared enough to give to our Urgent Medical Needs Project.
On behalf of Olalo of Hope-Kenya and all the family and loved ones of our patients, and future patients because of your continued support, I thank you! Your generosity is saving lives.
We can't do it without you!
Olalo of Hope-Kenya
Another dream is back on track thanks to YOU!
Frederick had dreams of becoming a nurse to help others in his country when the death of his father derailed that dream. He was allowed to continue school for a period of time, but with fees and unpaid tuition accumulating, he was forced out of school…his education was over.
When we learned about Frederick and his situation, Olalo was able to pay his back fees and cover his fourth and final year of Secondary School. His dream is back on track and he will graduate this December!
The statistics show less than 50% of students finishing Primary School (8th grade) go on to Secondary School because they do not have the funds to continue their education. Many of those who begin Secondary School are then forced to end their education because whoever was originally paying their tuition and fees can no longer pay either due to illness, loss of life or other life circumstances.
The World Health Organization recommends to cover essential health services that the number of nurses for every 10,000 in population should be a minimum of 23. According to the Nursing Council of Kenya, there are only 5 nurses for every 10,000 in population.
With those stats, we are thankful to YOU our supporters that Frederick will be able to continue on with his education and his goal of becoming a nurse.
Thank you for Caring!
Your support not only gives Frederick the opportunity to fulfill his dream, but in the future adds another much needed nurse to care for the people.