Eye Care Kenya
Spanda, Inc. continues to supply the Kipkaren medical clinic, the orphanage and the school with needed supplies and equipment. Spanda Inc. also is working to begin an expansion project to Korr, Kenya. The following outlines these needs:
Goals for 2011-2012
During the 2011 Spanda trip, the team introduced quilting and sewing ot the women of Kipkaren. The project has bloomed and is now becoming a full-scale business enterprise. Over 170 village women are involved with the sewing group. Michelle Kiprop, Kipkaren clinic director, is leading the women as they begin the preliminary stages of starting a business. Spanda will be involved in helping to develop markets in the United States for the products. The project is in need of cash donations to purchase materials and other start-up sewing supplies locally in Nairobi, Kenya.
Spanda's second goal for 2011-2012 is to begin an expansion project to Korr, Kenya. Korr is located in the northern part of Kenya and is comprised of 10 semi-nomadic tribes. Spanda is in the preliminary stages of raising $62,000 to bring clean water to this region. Under the leadership of Nick and Lynn Swanepoehl, missionaries who have lived in this area for 30 years, a borehole will be dug and plans for a full-scale health, eye, and dental clinic will be realized. Spanda is in need of cash donations for the well project as well as support from service groups or businesses wishing to help us champion the cause of bringing clean water to the Korr region.