Health
 Kenya
Project #9950

Dental care for 200 children and adults in Kenya

by PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress

Summary

"My tooth hurts" is a common complaint among many children and adults in Kenya too poor to see a dentist. Oral pain can keep children from concentrating on their school work and adults from functioning well at home and work. The Dentcare Kenya Foundation is the only organization that is concerned with the provision of free dental care to needy Kenyans.
$6,000
total goal
$1,108
remaining
57
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

There is no free dental care for poor children and adults in Kenya. When a child or adult has a cavity or gum disease, they are left to their own home remedies to deal with the pain. Many are not informed about proper oral hygiene.

Solution

PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress graduate, Dr. David Mundia, has formed the first Kenyan dental care foundation, Dentcare Kenya. His goal is to educate communities, build capacity within communities to provide information to others and importantly, provide free oral care services.

Long-Term Impact

The long term impact of Dentcare Kenya will be the improvement of oral care of thousands of needy Kenyan children and adults. It will likely also positively impact the ability of children to do well in school and adults to be able to work more effectively, as well as improving their overall health.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.pathwayslp.org

Organization Information

PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress

Location: Lilburn, GA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.pathwayslp.org
Project Leader:
Angie Gust
PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress
Lilburn, Kenya

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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