PCH has a Clinic that sees to the health needs of children from the orphanage and school and families from the surrounding community. The Clinic routinely provides general health screening and administers medications for common ailments. This is one way that PCH is reaching out beyond its walls to the benefit of all in the Matasia area. The Clinic Nurse, Moses Mbuthia, is assisted by his Lab Technician, Pius. Our Clinic is the only one for several miles with its own Laboratory to diagnose conditions, saving patrons the need to travel long distances to a hospital for expensive care. Orphans and students are provided free health care, while members of the community are charged a nominal fee to cover a small portion of the expenses to run the Clinic. On occasion, a team of doctors and nurses visit from the U.S. for more extensive screening and diagnoses.
The Rehoboth Home is now completed and fully furnished. The orphans who have lived in the original Ebenezer Home will move into Rehoboth the first week of November. This will make room at Ebenezer for the 20 new orphans. Five of these girls will arrive as soon as Ebenezer is vacated. Kagendo, the Head Home Mother, together with Carol, the Home Social Worker and Stephen Githumbi, the PCH Executive Director Kenya, selected the new girls from a group of orphans known as OVC (Orphaned Vulnerable Children). These children have lost their parents and have no relative or family friend who can care for them. They are truly the most destitute of all orphans in Kenya and were left with little hope of a fulfilling future. It is such a future that we at PCH hope to provide them through God’s love and the care and support of Kagendo and her team of helpers.