IN MWANGENI, KITUI, KENYA.
Sergi Reboredo and Cristina Silvente,
with FARMACÉUTICOS MUNDI are
running a humanitarian project for Kenya.
The aim is to support the action of a medical dispensary in the
location of Mwangeni, Kitui, a rural area that suffers from malaria
and HIV/AIDS, and has worsen its situation due to the last droughts,
being declared by his President as a National Disaster.
The idea came out August
last year during our stay in Ikutha, Kenya, while documenting the
situation of the population that lives there. Since then, we have
been looking for resources to try to raise funds, knocking the doors
of NGO’s and Town Councils who didn’t answered nor gave
denials. For it, our friend and Pedagogue Puri
Martínez has been collaborating.
The aid to Mwangeni consists
in dispatching an order of medicines and medical material, so it
impels a rotator fund for the later acquisition of them in the country,
this way also support the hiring of sanitarian staff: a registered
nurse who will train two aid nurses who will work on health and
nutritional education in the community.
This dispensary depends on
the Catholic Church of Ikutha which runs Fr. Dominic Nzoka who develops
since time ago other projects, as the occupational training for
girls with low means. He collaborates too with the Program HOME
CARE domiciliary care of HIV/AIDS affected families and the orphans
of this illness.
The Agencia Catalana de Cooperación
al Desarrollo de Cataluña foots the bill of the grant of