East Africa Aid Foundation

Our mission is to provide an opportunity, a helping hand, for those who have little-to-none to live by and learn with. We are a not-for-profit organization founded to assist with the collection of charitable donations from interested parties, multinational corporations, and healthcare organizations to fund educational & healthcare projects in multiple locations in the East Africa region.
Apr 1, 2013

The Story of Abdullah

The story of Abdullah: Accounts of a working nurse

Abdullah comes every day actually spends most his days in our clinic. He was born with HIV and is 17 yrs now.

He doesn’t get food at home so we buy him what we can. He is very underweight! His parents died and his grandmother now and now he stays with his auntie but apparently she doesn't give food, says there s no space for him in the house and tried once to poison him!

There is big stigma there too! Abdullah is a very clever boy. We want to help him by giving him money (from our collected sponsor money) to start a small business. He used to share a business with a friend in the past so he has experience in this type of work. He wants to sell some food stuff in his street like ugali flour, sugar etc. He says that's where the good money is! We are going to find out now the costs from the wholesale.

He seemed very happy with this kind of support.

Sadly he has contracted TB since last weekend and we are going to hospital with him tomorrow to be trained to give injections to him daily for 54 for days so that way he doesn't need to go to hospital every day.

I have never given him money sometimes a small snack but his housing situation is also a disaster. He doesn't want me to have a meeting with his auntie and the chief of the street (as the procedure would be) because it will cause more conflict. We respect his wishes but again where is the way out? Just wait for him to get better first, but he already looked better today :-)

Maybe the small business could be a start to a better future. You should have seen how his face lit up!

Oct 5, 2012

Fight for Life Campaign

Volunteer Emily with one of UKUN
Volunteer Emily with one of UKUN's Clients

We have launched the Fight for Life Campaign to raise funds for UKUN Center. The goal of the campaign is to raise enough funds to help UKUN sustain its operations and be able to provide the intended impact to its clients within the community.

We are posting a video link to the campaign which details the problem, the steps take towards the solution and how everyone would be able to help.

Please visit us at the URL below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp2ex7waQTs

So far the campaign has been successful in raising enough funds to help the center pay towards its basic needs of rent, electricity, water, etc. but lots more remain to be fulfilled.

Progress for the quarter is as follows:

 a-      Receipt of a charitable donation of blood microscope from NHS system, UK

b-      Receipt of medical supplies donation from various volunteer entities

c-       Complete summer volunteer program with partner volunteer company CCS

d-      Secure funds for project CURE Kits to be sent to Bagamoyo, Tanzania

e-      Enroll with Healthcare Volunteer entity and advertise for volunteer placement

Charles working with one of center
Charles working with one of center's clients
Charles with Client PT Session
Charles with Client PT Session

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Apr 9, 2012

Q-I 2012 Report

The first quarter of the year 2012 is not one of the more prosperous times for UKUN. While we continue providing services to those who are meant to be served by the program we continue to encounter multiple issues mostly due to lack of resources. The underlying message behind the quarterly report is mainly to raise the awareness towards the needs of the institution in the short and long term.

Major accomplishments in Q-I 2012:

1- Securing a shipment of medical supplies much needed for patient care. The items donated to the institution include basic first aid kit components, disinfectants, nutritional supplements and other components for supporting patient care. All items were locally purchased through the donated monies.

2- Received a donation of medical supplies from US/Canada. Items include blood collection vials, blood pressure machines (portable and fixed)

Expansion Plans for QII-2012

1- Hiring a full time nurse at the facility to cater for patient care and attend to the "walk-in" population.

2- Secure a purchase of nutritional supplement epap to be purchase from local supplier.

3- Expand on volunteer capacity from contracts with other local companies as well as self advertising and promoting.

4- Apply for grants worldwide to help support the NGO financially to continue with its services.

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