Total loan: $1,200


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Nakuru, Nakuru, Kenya / Health

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A loan helped To purchase medical instruments, a microscope, a refrigerator, and a TV for the waiting room.

Julius's story

Julius Muuambi M. has been a registered nurse in Kenya since 1985. Married, with three boys of 18, 15, and 14 years old, he worked for years at Telecom as their official nurse. When the company closed, Julius decided to open his own small health clinic.

Now two years old, the Namunyak Medical Clinic serves both children and adults in Gilgil, Kenya (near Nakuru). The clinic provides general outpatient services and reproductive health care, which includes family planning.

The Kisumu Medical and Education Trust recently trained Julius in post-abortion care services for women whose health has suffered from illicit abortions. In order to perform the necessary procedures, Julius now needs to purchase certain instruments. He is requesting a loan of 90,000 Kenya Schillings (1,200 USD) in order to buy instruments, a refrigerator, a microscope for laboratory services, and if funds allow, a television for the clinic’s waiting room. Currently, Julius is forced to send blood samples out to a lab technician to analyze. With a microscope in the clinic, Julius will hire a lab technician full time to do the analysis in-house.

Julius is working alone at the clinic now, but he hopes to employ one or two more people within the next year. His goals for the clinic are presently concerned with its expansion – to have more people working there and more services offered.