Did you know that in rural Kenya:
- 57% of births do not take place in a health care facility
- Most families cannot afford needed medicines
- 43% of people use unsafe water
- 10,000 children die every year from diarrhea
- 51% of people are without safe and proper sanitation
- Many chronic illnesses are left untreated
These numbers show us there is a great need for quality healthcare facilities in rural areas of Kenya. Expansion International in partnership with PEFA Mercy Ministries is excited to announce the proposed Magumu Mercy Medical Clinic.
As anyone who has been on one of our medical mission trips can attest, the need is great. Thousands flock to the free medical clinics provided by Expansion International during the year. Even with our best efforts, many are turned away because the need outweighs the provision. Many patients arrive with ailments that could have been simply treated if they had access to immediate medical care, but due to delayed treatment they have progressed into more serious (and difficult to treat) conditions. Many seek medical help but cannot afford the medications.
These are the needs that the Magumu Mercy Medical Clinic seeks to address. Our goal is to open the Magumu Mercy Medical Clinic in Magumu, Kenya in the fall of 2018. We already have the land, power, water, and startup expenses to make this vision a reality. The cost of construction and outfitting is $200,000. We have received $75,000 toward the construction and have $125,000 left to raise in order to meet our goal of breaking ground by the fall of 2018. The clinic will be modeled after the Ndumberi Mercy Medical Clinic established in 2007 with the help of Expansion International, PEFA Mercy Ministries, and others.
We need you to make this clinic possible
We pray that you will partner with us to make this much needed clinic a reality. Consider donating toward the building of the clinic or approaching organizations on whether they would be interested in sponsoring a treatment room. Just $10,000 will allow us to lay the foundation. With your hearts and voices sharing this need, the clinic will be built in 2018!
To learn more or partner with this project, contact us at 208-345-7624 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a video available for you to share with others about this project.