Monday, July 20, 2009

Kenyan Hospitals

Sorry for the delay, I would have updated earlier, but I went on a quick camping trip this weekend in Bryce Canyon, UT. Which - by the way - was BEAUTIFUL. So be looking out for those pictures after I finish updating about Kenya. Which might be a while.

Anyway, here are some pictures I took while we visited a few hospitals in Kenya. It was so sad to see the conditions of the hospitals... even their "nicest" hospital is not anywhere near the hospitals we have in the U.S.

We got to hand out blankets to the new mothers for their newborns. They were so, so grateful. They would just gladly let us take their pictures and hold their babies. I'm pretty sure American women would not let a random foreigner just come into the hospital and hold their baby.

We gave hygiene kits to the patients that were in the injury ward. I loved seeing the smiles on their faces as we handed them their "present".

In the children's ward, we handed out stuffed animals and fun toys to the children. The mothers and family members were so happy and grateful. The children loved the toys.

We also gave out hygiene kits to the patients in the HIV/AIDS ward. Our leader, Jastus, gave an amazing little pep talk to the people and everyone was touched by it. He told them things like "You don't have to give up on your life, you can still raise a family. You can still have hope." Jastus is such a great speaker!

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