Health  Kenya Project #21848

Urgent Medical Help Is Saving Lives in Kenya

by Olalo of Hope - Kenya Vetted since 2015 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

Her 4-year-old son, in desperate need of a blood transfusion was dying. With no money all she could do was watch him deteriorate overnight until medical staff alerted Olalo to the need. This is what YOUR donations to our project does...it Saves Lives! And it treats injuries, disease, illnesses, medications, surgeriesUrgent Medical Needs! For what most of us consider pocket-change you can help cover the costs of these treatments. Without your help, those in need of medical help go without.

$18,000
total goal
$3,986
remaining
95
donors
2
monthly donors
2
years

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 urgent 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.

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. 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/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Merry Broughal
Clackamas, OR United States
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