The 2020 MicroClinic Initiative Newsletter brings you updates about our programs in Kenya, information about upcoming events, photographs, opportunities to get involved, and more.
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2020 MicroClinic Initiative Newsletter

April 2016

Together, we can clothe every baby and make pregnancy safe for all moms.

T-Shirts Saving Lives

Welcome to the April edition of the 2020 MicroClinic Initiative newsletter! Thank you for supporting us and being a part of the amazing community that works so hard to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for the most vulnerable women in Kenya.

You have already shown us incredible generosity in 2016, and we are so grateful. This edition will highlight some of the many t-shirt drives supporting us all over the country. Our community has already collected thousands of t-shirts that will directly support our signature program in Kenya, Operation Karibu. These t-shirts will not only clothe newborn babies in Kenya, but also serve as an essential component in making pregnancy and childbirth safe for their mothers.

Last year, the seamstresses in the Ng'enda production center made nearly 2,000 items of baby clothing from your t-shirts. This year, they are projected to make around 15,000 items of clothing! Each mom in Operation Karibu will receive an incentive package containing baby clothes made from two donated t-shirts.

1st adult t-shirt = 1 baby top, pair of pants, and hat
2nd adult t-shirt = 1 baby onesie, top, and pair of socks

Thank you to our many t-shirt donors from all of us at 2020 MicroClinic Initiative!
GSK / Save the Children Healthcare Innovation Award

We are proud to announce 2020 MicroClinic Initiative is one of the four winners of the prestigious GSK / Save the Children Healthcare Innovation Award. Operation Karibu was recognized as an innovative program making a tangible difference in the lives of children under five. The grant has been awarded to expand Operation Karibu to additional facilities in the poorest county in Kenya, Kakamega County. Over the next year, our program will serve about 3,000 additional mothers and their newborns.

We are honored by this special award and grateful to the GSK / Save the Children partnership for making this expansion possible. Thank you from all of us at 2020 MicroClinic Initiative!
2020 MicroClinic Initiative founder, Dr. Moka Lantum, receiving the GSK / Save the Children Healthcare Innovation Award on behalf of the 2020 MCI team.
Project 1Z

The Jewish Federation of Rochester has developed an ongoing project dedicated to collecting t-shirts for Operation Karibu: "Project 1Z." To date, the project has collected an astonishing number of t-shirts for our program: Around 10,000 t-shirts have been donated from various organizations throughout Rochester, New York. This collection has ensured the t-shirt support necessary for the success of our expansion to 6 new clinics this year. We cannot express our gratitude enough to the Jewish Federation of Rochester. Your incredible contribution and generosity will impact our program throughout the entire year. The t-shirts collected by Project 1Z will truly save the lives of hundreds of mothers and babies in Kenya. Thank you for making this program so impactful!

A special thanks to Debbie Zarkowsky, the Financial Resource Development Director of the Sherut Project at the Jewish Federation of Rochester. Debbie continues to lead the efforts of Project 1Z and has made this incredible collection possible. Thank you, Debbie!

Check out the video below for a local news story about Project 1Z.
Contributors to Project 1Z
Check out our new website!
Now you can find everything you need to know about our work on one new and improved website!
Meet the Newest Member of our Team

Meet Kelvin Okoth, our new Operations Manager in Kenya. Kelvin has over 6 years of experience in customer engagement, project management, and nonprofit programming. Prior to joining 2020 MicroClinic Initiative, he held numerous positions in startups and mid-growth organizations ranging from HR consulting and business process outsourcing to civil society work. Kelvin holds a higher diploma in Information Technology and professional courses in Financial Sustainability, Monitoring & Evaluation, and NGO Leadership.

Kelvin on joining 2020 MicroClinic Initiative: "
My enthusiasm for the work we do at 2020 MCI stems from an insatiable desire to positively inspire those around me and the society at large. Seeing the smiles on the faces of healthy children and the joy in their mothers' eyes is a feeling that drives me every day."

We are very excited to welcome Kelvin to our team, and we look forward to working with him on maternal and child health in Kenya.
A special thank you to our generous partners

We are so lucky to have connected with such generous people, companies, and organizations. The aid we have been offered by these groups is truly invaluable to us and makes our work possible. Check out our partners page to see a full list of our current partners, and contact us if you are interested in discussing the possibility of a partnership with 2020 MicroClinic Initiative.
Together we are making a difference
There are so many ways to get involved with 2020 MicroClinic Initiative. We always need volunteers to help us sort clothes, host t-shirt drives, and campaign for us. Let us know you're interested in joining our community!
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