Saturday, February 28, 2009
We left Kitale on Thursday the 26 and drove 7 hours to Narok where we did a clinic. We saw about 75 patients. We saw Ntayia, the boy on crutches we had sent to an orthopedic hospital 2 years ago. He was excited to see us and we were happy to see he is doing well.
After a night at The Seasons hotel (definitely not the Four Seasons) we visited an orphanage and then stopped to help enroll a street girl selling bananas in school. This is the heart of Masai country and we drove 2 hours to a tent camp Loche Mara near a Masai village. That afternoon we saw patients for 5 hours - brucellosis, HIV, ear infections, skin boils, and malnutrition.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
We went to church at Birundi Church where we had worshipped in 2007. We saw old friends Pastor Joseph and Rachel Wyonyoni and Cherry’s friend Dorcas.
Monday we held a medical clinic in Sinoko, a village near Kitale, nicknamed Bosnia because it is composed of Bukusa refuges from Mt Elgon who were chased from their land by the Sobot tribe in the early nineties. A member of Parliament bought them this 5 acre plot but there are 100 families living on this small parcel of land, not enough land to raise food to eat. We saw malnutrition, malaria, pneumonia, and other diseases of disadvantage. We took a walk through the village and David taught Noel how to dance.
Tomorrow we go to Mt Elgon, where their is still periodic fighting over land, usually around election time.
Sorry no pictures. Internet too slow here
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Today was a rewarding day. After breakfast at the Kitale Club where we are staying we drove to The Purpose Driven Academy. some of our group painted classrooms and Cherry and I saw 16 children from the Academy who had been in a home previously where there was abuse. Fortunately we found no evidence.
Friday, February 20, 2009
We made it to Kitale yesterday evening hot and dirty but after a shower and good nights sleep we were off to West Pokot, an area of Northwest Kenya with over 300,000 residents and five doctors.