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Abigail Health Care Centre

17th January 2013 Posted by 0 Comments

Cheptiret-Kapkoi is a very rural area, some distance from any urban areas. The people are very poor and struggle to provide for their families.

The nearest place to receive medical help is 9km away. For us this would not be a particular problem, we would jump in our car or on a bus and make the journey. The people of Cheptiret-Kapkoi do not have cars and there is no regular bus service, in fact, when it has been raining, their roads are not passable by vehicles and barely even by foot.

For those ‘lucky’ enough to be ill when the roads are dry, and those who have neighbours willing to help with transport costs, their only option is to take a “taxi”. A taxi in Cheptiret-Kapkoi is a small motorbike, which we have seen carry up to four people! We can only imagine how unpleasant this must be, particularly when feeling unwell.

Abigail Ministries knew something needed to be done and, with the help of donations and sponsorship money from fundraising, raised the money to build and equip the Abigail Health Care Centre.

The Health Care Centre, built on the same site as SEED School, will provide medical help and guidance for the community, vastly improving the health of approximately 9000 locals. The Health Care Centre will have a pharmacy, doctors consulting rooms and even a small labour ward!

The building shell is there and waiting to be used but, unfortunately, there has been a hold up with the land registry and so we must wait for the final paperwork to be signed before continuing. As soon as this has been done, the building will be finalised and equipped ready to serve a vital purpose.

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