Kizimani – Kangundo, Kenya (Finished)
- Impact: This health center will serve an immediate community in Manyatta of about 20,000 and a wider community of the Manyatta/Kivaani area of about 100,000 people.
- Why Kangundo? Many without access to healthcare are young children and their relatively young parents and caregivers impacted by HIV/AIDs, other communicable diseases, and dire poverty.
- Project Partners: Kizimani, MUE/AIDS Foundation
About the Facility:
- The Kangundo Clinic will serve thousands of people who now lack basic medical care. The project is designed with sensitivity towards the social fabric and culture of the region by creating a large shaded gathering area that encourages public interaction while providing privacy for the patients. The plan is divided into four exam rooms, storage room and a covered gathering area. The floor will be concrete, the main structure will be steel and the walls will be made from hand-made bricks-all materials found locally, and typically used in construction. The project is designed to promote natural ventilation through building for cooling, with large overhangs to provide shade for those waiting.
- The Kizimani Clinic is completed and opened in August 8, 2015. 30/30 Project Founder, Julie Lewis and CfC Executive Director, Kelsey Birnbaum, visited the site and community in July 2015.