Next week we have a couple of volunteers that will be arriving in Mombasa, Kenya. They will be volunteering with us in Kenya and Uganda for two months. One of the volunteers, Paulina, is an optometrist from southern Mexico. She will be working alongside Action Ministry staff, as well as, local optometrists as they hold multiple eye clinic outreaches at Blessed Camp. Action Ministry is extremely excited to be able to provide this service to their community. Optometry is an often overlooked, but desperately needed medical service.
Our volunteers will be working at Blessed Camp for four weeks before heading to work with Bringing Hope to the Family in Uganda for the remainder of their trip. After speaking with Action Ministry staff we became aware of another opportunity to provide eye care while in Kenya. Action Ministry also works in the western part of Kenya near the Ugandan boarder in a village called Got Osimbo. Got Osimbo is Peter’s (Action Ministry’s director) home village. We held a medical outreach there back in 2012 and have also helped them with various projects including a clean water well.
We are trying to raise $1000 to fund this five day outreach, as well as, help cover the cost of transporting a few Action Ministry staff members to help facilitate this outreach. We hope to test 50 to 100 community members during this outreach and also to provide prescription glasses to those in need.
If you would like to get involved in funding this much needed eye clinic outreach in Got Osimbo please click HERE.
These beautiful children came for checkups at our 2012 Got Osimbo medical outreach.
Here, Paulina is checking a patient’s eyes at her office in Mexico.