I feel like I’m almost a little rusty at posting on this site – it’s been a few weeks since I’ve drafted a new post of any length!
I am still recovering from my travels -and trying to adjust back to Eastern Standard Time and western culture. 🙂
This trip was AMAZING! Not only was I able to spend time with the amazing Pokot people, but I was blessed to work with a wonderful team from the US.
19 Americans were on this trip. 2 of them were from Harvesters International and they led the team. Ed Hirschman and Jonathan Lancaster are two amazing, funny, loving, talented, leaders. More importantly: they are men of God. Plus they are just a riot to be around. We laughed so much every day.
I promise to work on some more detailed stories from the trip shortly. For now the bare bones are:
We saw over 3,200 patients.
Besides dispensing meds, we also did a lot of wound care for some people. Some minor – and some more severe. One patient was sent to a hospital a few hours away.
Clinics were held at 12 locations in a very remote area of West Pokot.
I fell into an african toilet.
But, like I said – more details to follow shortly!
I will leave you with a few pics.
And some of the women we saw:
And a typical scene in the Pharmacy/Wound Care area: