It was a special Christmas present. Four to five-year-old children were allowed to visit a swimming pool for the first time.
No rain fell for more than two years, then the flood came and inundated the land.
Just over a year has passed since the board of the Rhein-Valley Hospital Association was able to travel to Kenya and open the infirmary in Shimba Hills. President Erich Kühnis and his team report on how the project has developed.
Rhein-Valley Hospital-Healthcenter has been given a new organizational structure and four department heads have been appointed.
The Board of the Rhein-Valley Hospital Association appointed a full-time clinic manager in December. Violet Maghanga introduces herself.
It's a pleasure to see all parties involved in the project pulling together. These days we received pictures from Kerstin Amudala. They show that the infirmary is now recognizable as such for all people.
In June we informed our donors about the news in our association. The video shows how it was made.
The board was always successful in recruiting new volunteers. The newest members are also the youngest: They are Michi Vogt and Gereon von der Linden.
Currently, a large water reservoir is being built on the grounds of the Maji Moto school in Shimba Hills. It is designed to ensure that clean water is available to children year-round. It is used as food, for washing and for irrigation.
The eye disease Fatama Bakari Ushanga was considered untreatable. Fortunately, this proved to be a mistake. The fact that the 35-year-old mother can now look at her children failed only because of money.