KIZIMANI CLINIC IS COMPLETE || Kangundo, Kenya
Last May, we announced our partnership with Kizimani to build a 30/30 Project healthcare clinic in Kangundo, Kenya. Kizimani was founded in 2008 by two Kenyan sisters, Miriam and Janet, and their mother, Monica to find sustainable and culturally relevant ways to help under-resourced communities break the cycle of poverty.The average salary in Kangundo is $1 per day and families are only able to eat one daily meal. Because of the poor access to healthcare, there is one doctor for every 10,000 people. Many people die from AIDS, malaria, diarrhea, childbirth and many other preventable and treatable diseases. Through our partnership with Kizimani, we wanted to change that.After extensive training, we sent project managers, Tim and Robyn, to Kangundo this winter to break ground and begin the construction of the clinic. We are proud to say the clinic was completed this spring under-budget and ahead of schedule!The building now serves thousands of people in a community that lacked basic medical care. Kangundo is home to over 100,000 people, many of whom are young children with relatively young parents and caregivers, and widows who have been impacted by HIV/AIDs, other communicable diseases, and poverty.The Kizimani Clinic provides the community with access to programs that focus on preventative medicine and education and also treatment for HIV/AIDS , vaccinations and other common diseases such as TB, diarrhea, measles, tetanus, and more that are rampant in Kangundo. It serves the most vulnerable population - widows and widowers, orphans, the ostracized, and the neglected. Kizimani provides a holistic approach for those living with HIV/AIDS by addressing the medical and emotional needs of the victims to improve their lives socially and physically.We are honored to have partnered with Kizimani in their mission to build strong communities throughout Kenya, provide sustainable infrastructures and create economic opportunities in poor and AIDS affected areas of the world.