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Kenya Clinic

Dr. Ralph Stroup, from the Yale School of Medicine, described a project aimed at Health Care Initiatives for Kenya. Started in 2008, the project addresses health care, clean water and food security. A clinic has been built along with several solar powered well water pumps.

Dr. Stroup invited OS Rotary to participate with several other area Clubs in a Global Grant in Kenya. The grant will be for a number of projects in Ntalabany, Kenya where the non-profit, Kenyan Health Care Initiatives will soon break ground on a primary health clinic. The local villagers currently walk about 6 hours across elephant lands to the nearest clinic. Once the clinic is completed, our Kenyan partners plan to build a nurse's quarters and a pre-school as well. Funds will be used for capital equipment for the clinic, solar lighting, solar refrigerator, community water well, and a drip irrigation greenhouse. Five area Clubs have already pledged $10,000 another $7,400 is needed to completely fund the $42,000 project. The following are the area clubs who have pledged and amounts:

  • New Haven Rotary Club: $1,500
  • Norwalk Rotary Club: $1,500
  • Hamden Rotary Club: $1,500
  • Madison Rotary Club: $2,500
  • Clinton Rotary Club: $3,000
  • Rotary Old Saybrook: $3,000
  • Branford Rotary Club: $3,000
  • North Branford Club: $3,000
  • Derby-Shelton Club: $3,000
  • Bridgeport Club: $1,000

Please send contributions to:

The North Branford Rotary Club Foundation Inc - Tax ID 472538213
PO Box 993
North Branford, CT 06471