Posted by Dennis Bergquist on May 24, 2019
With a $6,000 grant, Tucson Kino Rotary, Rotary District 5500 and the Rotary Club of Kisumu Central in Kenya, helped equip a medical clinic in the remote Mwongeti Village in Kenya.
Previously, the 6,000 villagers had to walk for two hours for any medical help. Using the Rotary grant, a six-room structure was retrofitted and furnished with medical furniture, equipment, and supplies. The clinic employs a Registered Nurse Midwife and a Lab Technician to provide treatment for and prevention of malaria, diphtheria and the other medical needs of local families. A future goal is to equip a Maternity Ward for mothers who often give birth along the road enroute to the closest medical facilities. A community well is also planned.
These efforts are in addition to past projects providing the village with electricity for the first time, supplying a grist mill to grind maize grown nearby, upgrading facilities at the village school and building a charging station for cell phones and other electronics all done with Rotary grants.
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