STAR OF THE SEA HOSPITAL PROJECT IN KENYA, AFRICA
THIS IS HOW WE STARTED
Kitengela Star of the Sea Medical Services in Kenya
Fr. Mathias Wambua, our Kenyan priest, has started a little clinic on the outskirts of Nairobi, where he grew up. The clinic opened its doors two years ago, and has largely been funded by our parish, and now sees an average of 28 outpatient visits every day. Because of the need of medical services in the area, Fr. Mathias has started a new project: to build a 20-bed hospital!
The clinic is situated on the outskirts of Kitengela town, which is part of the larger Kajiado county in Kenya. Kajiado county is one of the 47 counties in Kenya in the former Rift Valley province. It has a population of 687,312 (50.2% male, 49.8% female) and an area of 21,292.2 km2, according to the 2009 Population Census. The county borders Nairobi, the capital city, and extends to the Tanzanian border further south. The county capital is Kajiado, but the largest town is Ngong. Its main tourist attraction is wildlife. There are several hospitals and health centers in Kajiado county, but the state of healthcare in the rural areas is in deplorable shape, and residents walk for long distances to access medical facilities. Many are not able to afford any health care!
BUILDING OUR HOSPITAL IN KENYA
OUR PARISH HAS BOUGHT TWO PLOTS OF LAND WHERE THE HOSPITAL WILL BE CONSTRUCTED
A group of civil engineers and volunteers, working in the land where Fr. Mathias Wambua, thanks to the help of many generous donors, is builing a 20-bed hospital. Our parish under the leadership of our Pastor Fr. Joseph Illo, and Fr. Mathias Wambua has formed a parish-based committee who is working on the planning and logistics of this wonderful project.
NEWS AND UPDATES FROM FR. MATHIAS WAMBUA
WE HAVE WATER IN OUR PLOTS!
“We have successfully drilled a well! we now have a reliable water supply! Thanks to your commitment we will be able to build our hospital! Help us raise the funds needed to build our hospital in Kenya for families that can’t afford essential medical care. A generous donor will match your donations up to $13,000! Stay tuned for a big announcement in January 2021.”
We have recently connected electricity in our plots!
We have just built a water tower stand for our hospital water thank!
March 2, 2021
We are making great progress! not only our structures are being constructed but we have given job opportunities to many locals that were in need of a job!
We need $500,000 to build the hospital
A team of professionals and volunteers are working in Kenya, and here in San Francisco, under the leadership of our pastor Fr. Joseph Illo, and the direction of Fr. Mathias Wambua, and a commitee formed with parish members, working in fundraising, construction plans, and a budget for projected expenses for the building of the hospital. At present, we have raised $175,000! which have allowed us to pay for the land where the hospital will be constructed, the drilling of a well to have water supply, connecting electricity in our plots, and building a water tank stand for the hospital water tank! THANK YOU!
Make a donation today! to help us raise the funds needed to complete our project. Thanks to you many families in Kenya will have access to essential medical care.
Fr. Joseph Illo said: “Imagine a parish building an entire hospital in Africa! I hope our parish medical mission will bring our community even closer together as we share our American abundance with the really poor on another continent.” Photo: Fr. Joseph Illo and Fr. Mathias Wambua.
Make a difference in people’s life! Help a child, a brother or a sister in Kenya, have access to essential medical services!
If you would like to GIVE to our Kenya Hospital Project, Please choose one of the options below:
Issue a check to Star of the Sea Church (Memo: Kenya Hospital Project).
Cash donations, please use our offertory envelopes located in the church or call the office to get one! Please bring or mail your donations to Star of the Sea, 4420 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118. For information call (415) 751-0450.
Donate online, use a Credit Card, click HERE.
Thank you for your generosity!
MATTHEW 25: 34-40
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’