Our Herbalists Without Borders East Africa Clinics Coordinator and Liason, Jeanne Hughes, shares with us that groups in Kenya have been especially active during the past month...
"During the final week of February and beginning of March, there were people from 13 diverse villages in training in Likuyani this phase. One of our activities was engaging in a forest hike and later handcrafting more than 100 litres of herbal medicines prepared for Kenyans in need. All of this was done in a sustainable manner.
The herbal clinical and education front remains strong and active, too. Dr. Sanga is an example of one of the fine clinicians located in Nyamira County in Southwest Kenya. He has a clinic at his home and travels to nearby villages. There is always comfortable bush lodging available for patients and for visiting herbalists.
Another group had nearly 25 men and women that attend health and herbal education meetings twice last month and this continues during 2017. They build and sew shoes for orphaned children, construct sanitary hygiene kits for girls and elderly. Another fundraiser engaged in is that of charcoal being packaged for medicinal purposes with instructions. Chili Salve is also prepared for sore muscles and jigger applications are made. Roselle tea is grown, packaged & sold to help reduce poverty within our circle and community.
The Shisaba Water and Resource Initiative is another group project that formed many years ago with the mission and specific purpose of providing safe, clean drinking water to villages in Western and Nyanza regions of Kenya. During 2015-2016 we partnered to present Botanical Medicine education and health care to many village members. Moses Omukunda Makachia, a friend and longtime member of Shwari, hosted us for two weeks of herbal trainings while there recently. His wife, Jenipher, is a talented tailor who has been instrumental in constructing Days for Girls projects for all those with a desire to learn specialized tailoring.
To learn more about our East Africa projects and clinics visit the Herbalists Without Borders International Borderless Medicine page and reach Jeanne Hughes.
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