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Chairman’s Address (August Newsletter)

2011 marked the 40th year since the inception of the Society. Whilst we celebrated our achievement of having raised Kshs. 1 billion for AMREF’s Outreach Programme, we used the time to reflect on the work we have done serving communities in East Africa. As a Council, we agreed that moving forward we will continue to inject energies on our fundraising. One area that we are committed and passionate about its is the funding of the Vesico-Vaginal Fistula programme ran by AMREF Outreach Kenya and are happy to report that our ambition has paid off. We will be doubling our support with funding of Kshs. 10m for a number of free medical camps for women suffering from obstetric fistula. This has been made possible from our local fundraising efforts as well as a grant from the Dave and Rickards Foundation in Australia which has sent in USD 52,000 for this worthy cause.

We participated in the launch of the Kenyatta VVF camp on Friday 25th May, 2012 and are happy to report that the next few weeks will see over 100 women receive this life-changing treatment. We will continue to fundraise so that the women of Kenya and East Africa with this condition can have their lives restored.

With this issue, we update you on the various ways that your membership contribution is helping change lives. Keep up the momentum as it is through you that we are changing lives!

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