Safe arrival in Kenya …..Safe arrival in Nakuru …..Safe arrival at Rafiki Mwema
Rafiki Mwema is a home for sexually abused girls ages 2 to 12 and will be our home in Kenya . Our first meeting with the girls involved turning rope for skipping, playing red rover and sitting in on school classes. We all had a refresher lesson in English and Carol enjoyed the maths class immensely.
After a stock take, ordering medication, and organising phone and Internet access we were all ready to begin work.
Before clinic started we had to do an interview for the local radio station. We remembered Lyle and outlined the purpose and goals for us being here in Kenya.Our first clinic got off to a slow start at the Pondamali slum with us seeing about 70 people and worming all the school children. it was good to catch up with Pastor William again who does wonderful work in this area. However this soon changed with the next days’ clinic at the south Nakuru SDA church where over 350 people were seen.The Kenya Health team worked along side local clinicians, nutritionists, registered nurses and record keepers. We attended to a nine year old boy with serious leg burns, small children with hernias, lots of skin conditions, coughs and colds.
On Sunday we all went to prison!!!! A very well run and organized clinic with the same team members seeing 136 women prisoners and their children. In Kenya women are allowed to keep their babies with them in prison until the age of four. We gave everyone bananas, biscuits and a lollipop.
Tomorrow is a clinic for the children and staff of mission in action ….will be great to see the children again .