Kijabe Hospital’s mission is to provide excellent health care to the most vulnerable patients. Patient fees are kept very low, even by African standards, but still cover approximately two-thirds of all operating costs. The remainder of operating costs, as well as capital expenses, is dependent upon donations from within Kenya and across the globe.
Can you help us with our current needs below? You can donate via PayPal or email for information on how you can make a tax deductible donation from the US or UK.
For all Building Projects below, grant proposals and associated drawings and budgets can be accessed from the Resource Mobilization Department. email@example.com
For Kenyan (Mpesa) and US tax-deductible donation information through Sustained Acts, please scroll to the bottom of the page.
1. Scan through the list of current projects below.
2. Make note of the Project Code which you wish to donate towards.
3. Click on the pay-pal “Donate” button below to make a tax-deductible donation now.
4. Once you have completed your financial information on the first PayPal screen, the next PayPal Screen will have a “notes” section into which you can type the Project Code or any other instructions for your donation – thank you!
MOST URGENT PROJECT NEEDS:
Elimu Education Training Housing URGENT!
Cost: US$ 600K, currently $375K raised
Info: Housing for short and long-term doctors at Kijabe Hospital is at maximum capacity. As our training programs rapidly grow, so too does the need for housing for residents, sub-specialty residents and interns. Phase one will provide housing for 30 individuals/small families, greatly increasing our housing capacity on-station.
Medical Gas Project URGENT!
Info: The hospital is currently increasing its capacity by 80 beds with the nearly-completed Bethany Kids Children’s Wing. We need to completely overhaul the oxygen, air and suction supply, not only to this new wing but to improve the supply to the rest of the hospital including the operating theatres. New lines have been installed in the new BKCC and current hospital system so we are ready to work on the new gases plant.
Kids Play Park
Price: Ksh 270,000 (US$3,125)
Info: Kijabe is a community of servants – nurses, chaplains, doctors, engineers and others, all of whom have taken significant pay cuts or work as volunteers to help the helpless and train the next generation of healthcare providers in Kenya. They come from all over East Africa and the world with their families to live simple lives without the conveniences most of us take for granted. Will you brighten their days by building a small playground for these families to enjoy together?
Equipping the ENT Building
Info: In sub-Saharan Africa it is estimated that over 102 million children aged 5-14 suffer from moderate to severe hearing loss. In Kenya, of the approximately 13,000 children currently in deaf schools, more than 5,000 are believed to have correctable hearing loss. If left untreated, this can have devastating effects on a life – but if treated, a life can be turned around. Our ENT doctors can help by performing surgeries to help children hear, speak and thrive – but they need specialised equipment to do it. Every dollar here helps us, in equipment purchase or transportation costs of donated equipment.
Info: The hospital needs a kitchen upgrade to serve the ever-increasing patients number as well as the hospital staff. This project will allow Kijabe Hospital the much-needed upgrade of kitchen in terms of building a more spacious kitchen and replacement of the old and worn-out kitchen equipment. This will enable the kitchen to meet the current high service demand and in essence help the hospital to attain its mission of providing compassionate and excellent health-care to the vulnerable.
ONGOING FUNDS AND OTHER NEEDS:
Needy Children’s Fund: Many parents bring their children to Kijabe Hospital because they know that they will receive excellent healthcare and will not be turned away because they cannot afford the medical bills. Would you consider funding one of these vulnerable patients to ensure that they receive excellent medical while the hospital does not have to incur the debt? Code: NCF1 Click here for more information: Needy Children Fund Proposal
Orthopedic Vulnerable Patient’s Fund: Patients with ortho problems come from far and near to seek treatment at Kijabe Hospital. A lot of these patients can barely afford the transport costs it takes to get here. Would you consider funding one of these vulnerable patients to ensure that they receive excellent medical while the hospital does not have to incur the debt? Code: OVPF1
Needy Diabetic Children’s Fund: In Kenya, where annual income is around $1400 per year, the cost of keeping child with Diabetes health are astronomical – $50 for a blood sugar monitor, $5 a day in supplies for testing glucose levels and more… and many parents don’t even have the money to catch the minibus to the hospital. This fund helps our poorest patients pay for transport and doctors visits, as well as those essential supplies – so we can make sure they’re staying healthy until they have grandkids of their own. Code: NDF1
General Needy Fund: Children tug on the heartstrings, but it’s harder for us to fund the care of a grandpa who needs surgery on his prostate, or a mum with high blood pressure. But it’s these grandpas and mothers who are often the breadwinners of the family – please help us pay for their hospital stay so they can get back home to their families who need them. Code: GNF1
Ears to Hear® Fund
Price: 1 hearing aid = $300, 1 ear-mold = $30, 1 year supply of batteries = $35, 1 month of speech therapy = $40
Info: Significant hearing loss can be devastating to a person’s quality of life – affecting educational success, job options, family relationships and even restricting access to the good news of the Gospel. AIC Kijabe Hospital has one of only a handful of clinics in Kenya able to help the estimated 6 million people with hearing loss in this country. Many of our patients struggle to afford even the small amount we charge for hearing aids. Would you consider helping to improve the life of a person with hearing loss by funding hearing aids, ear-molds, batteries or speech therapy services?
Urgent Equipment Needs: For a full list, please click here
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