Friends of Buburi blog

Into the Future

In 2013 Friends of Buburi put in place a strategic plan for handing over the complete running of the clinic to the Community Based Organisation by 2020. This means the clinic will be fully run and managed by the community for the community.  The appointment of a...

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Amazing Results from Sanitary Pad Project

We've been completely overwhelmed by the amazing results of our sanitary pad project. Here's what a Headteacher told us: Absenteeism is down by 40% across the school. It’s a co-ed school, and this figure is due to girls not missing school when they have a period. ...

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International Day of Charity

The International Day of Charity was established with the aim of encouraging and inspiring people all around the world to help others through humanitarian and volunteering activities. The 5th of September was chosen by the UN as the International Day of the Charity to...

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UN World Humanitarian Day

Photo is of Edward, our senior nurse/midwife on the porch of Buburi Community Clinic When we usually think of the word humanitarian it's often in relation to humanitarian aid that's given in response to some disaster, either natural or man-made. In fact a humanitarian...

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International Day of the Midwife

Today is International day of the Midwife. We celebrate by honouring those midwives at Buburi Health Centre who are supporting women and enabling healthy births every day. Together they educate and inform mothers and communities that to ensure a safe birth and a...

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World Immunisation Week

World Immunisation Week aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease and to demonstrate how immunisation saves millions of lives. It is also a chance to remind us all how much progress has been made around the world in distributing...

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World Health Day

Friends of Buburi believe that health is a Human Right not a luxury.  We feel strongly that “No one should get sick and die just because they are poor or because they cannot access the health services they need. No one should have to choose between death and financial...

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International Women’s Day

Kenya has its own inspirational women including judges, politicians, scientists and many entrepreneurs and it's great to see that some women are successfully challenging the glass ceiling. Women are being educated to the highest levels however there isn’t a level...

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Get involved in our period poverty project

Many schoolgirls in Buburi will miss school when they have their period because they don’t have access to sanitary products. This is why Friends of Buburi has started a project to provide washable pads to girls in the local community. We already have dozens of women...

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