New Agent: Out of the Ashes
We’d like to introduce you to one of our new HOPE agents operating in Kitale, Kenya. ‘Out of the Ashes’ provides free medical care, training, and counseling services to those in need.
Kitale, Kenya has a poverty rate of 60%; in some areas it can climb as high as 90%. While many people try to create a sustainable income through farming, the land has been subdivided to the point where it’s next to impossible for many residents who now find themselves with so little land that they’re not able to escape the cycle of poverty.
Launching in 2009, Out of the Ashes started out by treating minor cuts, abrasions, and burns for those living on the streets of Kitale. With the continuing demand for medical care, the organization expanded in 2011, renting a small shack in order to offer additional services.
Since that time, the clinic has continued to evolved, taking on a more modern setting and now has three Kenyans on staff along with a group of diverse volunteers. The clinic now treats approximately 800 patients per month, and has created a positive impact on the health and wellness of the community.
The staff are also able to provide regularly scheduled medical outreaches to remote areas to care for people who don’t have access to doctors or local clinics.
We are currently raising funds for Out of the Ashes to support:
the construction of a new clinic that will meet the medical needs of the community better than the existing rented space
the purchase of a mobile clinic vehicle to service those living in remote areas
Lend your support and learn more about Out of the Ashes and the work they do by checking out their project page: https://www.hopeforthenations.com/agents/out-of-the-ashes/