COVID-19 has shaken the world in 2020. It’s hard to imagine the stress a rampant virus places on a community already severely lacking in resources. This new devastating challenge amplified their struggles, beyond the usual turmoil.
But the hope you inspire through your generosity is helping “the least of these” survive a virus that wreaks havoc on their already dire daily lives.
When the coronavirus entered Kenya, the Ephraim Kinship Project hurried to prepare. Their medical services are provided by their nearby Community Clinic, which is part of the Kinship.
As the pandemic arrived, fear came with it. You can imagine how daunting life-saving machines, such as ventilators, are for a community clinic. Still, the Community Clinic found itself at the center of the pandemic, where they’d be responsible for reporting on any suspected or confirmed cases in their community. They proactively helped their community members by distributing masks and soaps and by educating them about safety guidelines.
But there’s so much more to do.
Serving a Struggling Community during the Pandemic
The Community Clinic hosted a free medical camp in order to treat and perform checkups for the people in their community. People were directed to observe the health rules and regulations and to wash and sanitize their hands. And everyone received masks and a checkup at no cost.
The doctors worked tirelessly until late in the evening.
Those with serious issues were referred to the county hospital and others were able to receive treatment and medication at the community clinic. A total of 350 people came to the free clinic event!
Along with masks and sanitizing soaps, the Community Clinic also had plenty of medicine to stock their pharmacy, thanks to generous contributors. Those who attended the free clinic event were given free medicines, which they would otherwise have had to pay for, and thus would’ve been inaccessible. But thanks to our incredible supporters, patients received care and protection at no cost to them.
The Community Clinic has helped protect their community from this devastating disease. And they still want to do more! Their future plans include expansion, in order to serve even more people. They also wish to train their top students at a training college for nurses, so they can lift up their Kinship Kids to roles in the medical field.
It’s impossible to talk about 2020 without mentioning the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as it affects our daily lives, it devastates the lives of orphans and widows who already face endless struggles. But your generous donations help supply medicine and protective equipment, and we can only pray it will be enough. These vulnerable children and adults alike will not survive this devastating pandemic unless we pull through for them.
Your continued support encourages lasting hope.
Hope is the tie that will bind these communities during a time when physical distance is encouraged. Humanity, across the world, can reach the other end of this pandemic and create a world that is safer and healthier. But it can only be done with pious generosity and sacrifice for those in need.
This pandemic will never end unless we lift up those who are suffering most.