Inching Along to Getting Our Van….
Many thanks to every one of you who have caught the vision with Olalo and know that providing a van for transportation is vital and essential to getting people to the hospitals for urgent medical care, kids safely to school, and for the delivery of food and other life basics to those in desperate need in Oyugis, Kenya.
In just the last three weeks a cab was hired and cars rented to transport very ill children to hospitals two and five hours away…they were necessary distances to get them the kind of help they needed. Thanks to you, our Van donors, we know that in time Olalo will have the necessary funds to purchase a van to make these types of trips and save the money for medical care rather than it being spent on hiring cars/cabs. (You can read more about one baby we got into the hospital in our latest report under our Urgent Medical Care Project.)
Drought conditions in the area are making it difficult to provide food for families. In the last month Olalo was able to deliver food to several families.
The van can also be used to transport others who need to go into the city. Passengers would be charged a fee which will help to maintain the van.
One of the recipients of Olalo’s medical fund will travel six times to Nairobi for surgery and follow-up care. Due to the nature of his disease he is not able to work and has no way to travel there except for going by bus. Those are 6 trips which could be made to Nairobi with paying passenger riding along with him in our van. As you can see, a van would certainly be a benefit in a variety of ways.
So even though we are only inching toward our goal of purchasing a van, we are so very thankful for your continued support and encouragement!
Thank you for standing with us…thank you for supporting our efforts in Oyugis, Kenya!
With Much Appreciation
Olalo of Hope-Kenya