Health
 Kenya
Project #21848

Urgent Medical Needs For 500+ Poor in Kenya

by Olalo of Hope - Kenya
Vetted

Summary

This project pays for urgent medical needs - life-saving tests for typhoid and malaria, medications, treatment for injuries, illness and hospitalizations. We will provide a daily multi-vitamin for poverty stricken kids and families in Oyugis, Kenya. Olalo works with local hospitals to ensure those who would otherwise go without treatment, get the medical care needed, promoting health and saving lives. The tests and medications for malaria and typhoid average less than $30.
$17,000.00
total goal
$5,511.00
remaining
80
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year active

Challenge

With over 50% of Kenya's population living in poverty, many families struggle to survive on $1 a day. Choosing medical help for a sick child or feeding the family for the day are hard decisions, but food usually wins out. Poor living conditions lead to many diseases, typhoid or malaria. Left untreated, these very treatable conditions worsen to more serious illnesses sometimes leading to death. Inexpensive medications, pocket-change to us yet unattainable for the poor, saves lives!

Solution

The project identifies those who suffer without relief because of their poverty, giving them access to medical treatment at local hospitals. The low cost for medical procedures, treatments and medications increases the number of children and families Olalo can help. In many cases we can provide transportation for those too far from town or too ill to get there on their own. Providing daily vitamins will promote the health benefits of stronger bodies to help fight off illness and disease.

Long-Term Impact

A healthier population benefits the entire community. Healthy bodies resistant to illness leads to less time missed in school for students and increased productivity in the workplace. Our preventative program of distributing multi-vitamins offers long term health benefits. Inexpensive tests and medications restore health and save lives, while immediate treatment for accidents and injuries allow for better, faster healing and overall improved living conditions.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.olalo.org/​
Olalo of Hope-Kenya Facebook Page

Organization Information

Olalo of Hope - Kenya

Location: Clackamas, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.olalo.org/​
Project Leader:
Merry Broughal
Clackamas, OR United States
$11,489 raised of $17,000 goal
 
101 donations
$5,511 to go
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