The Nanyuki Cancer Self Help Group was constituted in May 2018. It has been operational for two years with mostly the support of the founders and other well-wishers.
Since inception, the group activities have been implemented through the services and contributions of volunteers and well-wishers. The institution, hardly able to meet the demands and the increasing cases, has one field officer who reaches out to the communities to identify and bring on board those who are ailing and need help.
One of the founders who works at the Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital facilitates appointments with doctors as well as mobilize any additional resources needed by the group to support the patients.
There has been an overwhelming growth of the number of cases, their intensity as well as the patients’ needs. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic remains an immense challenge. The pandemic brought with it a negative effect on the economic capability of the patients and their families. This resulted to additional challenges as most families were unable to afford basic meals. We additionally needed to address the nutritional needs of the patients and their families, in addition to their medical needs.
On realization of the gravity of the matter, the founders of the Nanyuki self-help group reconstituted an expert team of trustees, with different strengths in a bid to mobilize resources to address the growing challenges.The Cancer Care Kenya foundation was thus born out of the self-help group. The group needs funding to be able to effectively and efficiently support these patients.
We are actively looking for short term and long-term funding to be make the project possible.
We have attached a proposal that outlines the budget for both operational short term (Annual $200,000) financial obligations, whose aim is to;
Nutritional support to cancer patients
Medical support to cancer patients
Palliative care to cancer patients