All of us at WiRED International would like to wish happy holidays to the many people who have contributed since we began our work 25 years ago
As we approach the holidays, people in the western region of Kenya, where WiRED International serves, continue to face hunger as the regional drought and the war in Ukraine make food more expensive. WiRED’s Sister Bernadette Sunshine-Mitzvah Fund
Exciting news! WiRED International staff and volunteers are working on a timeline covering all of our stories year by year since the first website postings in 1999. Each year’s timeline will show clickable stories, illustrated by
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.
This holiday WiRED International wishes to express our gratitude to our tireless volunteers and partners in the U.S. and abroad. Your support helps us create, distribute and deliver WiRED’s health training programs to populations with minimal health care and no other sources of health education.