Needy Patients

Friends of Kijabe contributions serve as a gap insurance between what patients are able to pay and the total cost of care. Average contribution needed for a surgery is $1000, for a non-surgical treatment $250.

2022 budget goal is $250,000 USD to care for 250+ patients.

Medical Education

Kijabe Hospital is a training site for higher-degree (surgical/anesthesia subspecialties) and undergraduate programs (nursing/clinical officer). Sponsorship for subspecialty training is $25,000/year and for nursing/clinical officer programs is $2000/year.

2022 budget goal is $30,000 for nursing/clinical officer (12 students) and $100,000 for 4 sub-specialist doctors.

Operating Theatre

The current operating theatre project will increase capacity from 8 to 15 operating rooms, double PACU capacity, double education space, renovate locker rooms, provide family consultation rooms, reconfigure sterilization/sluice, new sewing storage space, connect to Bethany Kids upstairs.

Fundraising Start: November 2018
Groundbreaking: January 2020
Completion Date: September 2021
Total Budget: $1.1 million USD
Friends of Kijabe Contribution: $850,000
Amount raised: $715,000
Amount remaining: $135,000


The upcoming chapel project will relocate chapel to space above the new Operating Theatre, double current capacity to 350ppl, emphasize the spiritual center of the hospital.

Fundraising Start: July 2021
Construction Start: September 2021
Amount: $175,000 USD
Completion Date: July 2022


Elimu Education Housing

Capacity for 30 single residents, shared common kitchens, education space. Located between the cemetery and Bethany Kids apartments.

Fundraising Start: 2014
Fundraising Completed: 2016
Amount: $450,000 USD
Partners: Sustained Acts, Vanderbilt

Naivasha Satellite Clinic

Outpatient Clinic in central Naivasha town to test and prove model for new primary care locations in busy urban centers.

Fundraising: 2020 Friends of Kijabe Budget
Amount: $15,000 USD
Completion Date: February 2021