Alida sits across from me at our small, round, tiled table in the garden. Her smile lights up any room she enters, or in this case, our little outside cove. But the smile has come after much difficulty. “I grew up in Gitega Province, Burundi, with my brother, my Mom, and a house full of children… Continue reading Alida’s Story
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
Meet Alice Njeri, one of seven recent graduates from Kijabe College of Health Sciences thanks to gifts to Friends of Kijabe. Her story reminds us of Jesus, the good shepherd, who leaves the ninety-nine to seek out the one sheep in distress. Even in her darkest days, God was making a way! Born in Kiambu, Kenya, Alice has wanted to be… Continue reading God Was Making a Way
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
6 different schools. 8+ different homes. From Kibera, to Thika, to Kiambu, to other parts of Nairobi, to Maai Maihu, to Narok… The story that pours out of Kijabe College of Health Sciences student Francis Kimani is anything but stable. Throughout these years, Francis lived with his mother, grandparents, and cousins. He and his family were displaced… Continue reading October 2021 Education Story
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
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!