Donor Advised Funds

I want to share a bit about a financial product that has jumped into the spotlight of charitable giving in the United States called a Donor Advised Fund (DAF). I’m a big fan, but there are several aspects of Donor Advised Funds that are problematic for donors and charities. Advantage and Scope “One-third of monthly… Continue reading Donor Advised Funds

Surgery Stories

In between watching the Olympics and the Super Bowl, I hope you can take a minute the recent bulletin of the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons featuring two Kijabe mentor relationships: Dr. Peter Nthumba with legendary Plastic Surgeon Dr. Louis Carter and Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Britney Grayson with Resident Dr. Mehret Enaro. We often think of leadership as… Continue reading Surgery Stories

Valerie Hill Memorial Scholarship

Valerie Hammond was born on May 11th, 1958 in Granville, NY, the 3rd of 4 Children, the oldest daughter to Evelyne and Bruce Hammond.  She excelled at sports, holding the state record in the 100 yd dash in Highschool and at 11-years-old, skyed Tuckerman’s Ravine (the highest mountain in the Northeast).  Her family moved to the White… Continue reading Valerie Hill Memorial Scholarship

Vision

AIC Kijabe Hospital is a network of Kenyan hospitals and clinics that seek to provide holistic healing of body and spirit.  The dream is for these facilities to be sacred spaces where patients encounter God’s love.  Patients come because of a rumor that circulates far and wide, that God lives in Kijabe. They know their… Continue reading Vision

Happy Birthday!

Let’s Celebrate! Friends of Kijabe turns 5 this month!  What have we accomplished in these 5 years?   We supported Kijabe medical infrastructure to treat 500,000 outpatients, provide 50,000 surgeries, and directly subsidized care for 1000+ patients.  We finished the Elimu education housing building, upgraded the labor and delivery suite, purchased equipment for pediatrics, pathology,… Continue reading Happy Birthday!

Why Give?

What moves you? What makes you laugh or cry? A story, a friendship, a God-prompting? You give because of these heart reasons. As you give, you move closer to being the kind of person you want to be. You remember you have been blessed and you celebrate that abundance. You think about the things in… Continue reading Why Give?