In May WiRED International asked for contributions to the Sister Bernadette Sunshine-Mitzvah Fund, and the response was heartening! WiRED wishes to thank everyone who was able to donate to the special fund that addresses a critical need. Your support will save many children and their families from hunger.
Donations to Combat Starvation among Families in Western Kenya. Hunger. Drought. Disease. Sadly, these are constants in the lives of people in the western region of Kenya where WiRED International provides health training programs.
Hunger is a constant in the lives of people in the western region of Kenya where WiRED provides health training programs. This year, food shortage is much worse than ever, as the most severe drought in 30 years has dried up crops
This December members of the WiRED International community contributed “lunch money” donations to the Sunshine-Mitzvah Fund in order to purchase groceries and Christmas treats for more than 200 families in Kisumu, Kenya, where our community health workers provide their medical and health services.
For years, WiRED has collected small amounts of money from Board members and friends for what we call the Sunshine-Mitzvah Fund (see sidebar). Sister Bernadette Nealon and her staff at several clinical centers in Kisumu, who use WiRED’s health education programs, have covered small necessities needed by the local population with these funds. These supplements include money for medications, food for hungry children and rides to a hospital for the sick who would otherwise have to walk.
Happy New Year and welcome to our new website! WiRED’s new look and content present a graphic and easy-to-navigate description of what we do, what we’ve done and who we are.
WiRED International’s staff, volunteers and board celebrate the end of our 22nd year of providing free community health education in low-resource regions of the world.
WiRED International’s board and volunteers wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. This is an American holiday, begun nearly 400 years ago, when immigrants and indigenous people joined in a harvest celebration. Since then, each November, we have embraced the spirit of sharing. While we give thanks for the blessings in our lives, we also remember the people in need who live in our own communities and around the world.
BY GARY W. SELNOW, Ph.D., WiRED INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR A Personal Comment (Archived story. Original version is here.) Many of WiRED’s board members, staff and volunteers live in California, and, as I write this essay, we are holed up in our homes, able to venture outside only for chores and obligations we cannot avoid. When I […]