Day 19 Thursday 23rd February

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Day 19 Thursday 23rd February

After dropping off the van early to the mechanic’s we met up with the RACC (Rotary’s Water Sanitation Project team) as we’d been invited to join them today on their monthly visitation to one of the area’s benefiting from the project.

Again another bumpy road trip took us out past Gilgil and we met two families who were only too happy to testify to the transformation that having a good, clean water source right at their home had done. It soon became apparent that this trip would be a day long excursion, so Lyle contacted Rosemary to represent Kenya Health at a Hospice –as we’d also been invited there today. Basically, each water tank costs 65,000 sh. Of this the group pays half in money, materials and labour while Rotary pays the other half.

There are several stipulations ie must supply the materials, install a clean outside toilet with hand-washing facilities and plant 100 trees. It was both interesting and inspiring to see the resulting empowering of communities through this project. Future mission trips Kenya Health does will include health promotion to such community groups to further improve their quality of life. Met up with Ann-Marie while in town, which is always a joy. A particular disreputable orphanage that she’s been visiting for the past 7 years has now refused her visitation, of which she was quite upset.

Good news from Tammi: Nemo is being referred to a gastroenterologist who’s also a paediatrician and Nemo is improving slightly today ?. Unfortunately we ran out of time to visit little Ida in hospital to see how her operation went today, but we’ll be seeing her after clinic to discharge her from hospital (we’ve prepared a care package for her and her mother).

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