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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

June 2016

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

Los Angeles Schools Make Huge Contribution before Summer Break

We reached out to schools in the Los Angeles area requesting t-shirts, and the response we received warms our hearts. The time and effort these schools dedicated to Operation Karibu resulted in the collection of around 3,000 t-shirts and items of baby clothes in just a few short weeks. The commitment of the students and faculty inspires us as we work to bring these clothes to moms and babies in Kenya in need of safe healthcare. We are so grateful to the following schools, and we look forward to partnering in the future as we continue to bring t-shirts and baby clothes to our program in rural Kenya.
 

The Archer School for Girls
Le Lycée Francais de Los Angeles
Notre Dame High School
Marlborough School for Girls

 

The girls at the Archer School competed by grade to collect the most t-shirts for 2020 MicroClinic Initiative! As a result, they collected over 1,400 t-shirts for us!
Left: Notre Dame High School students graciously sorted and packed up their donated t-shirts and baby clothes for us. 
Right: The students of Le Lycée de Francais helped us load their donations after they collected nearly 1,000 items of clothing for us!
Meet our Communications Associate in Kenya, Lilian Waithira
Prior to joining 2020 MicroClinic Initiative in 2016, Lilian worked for a year as a broadcast news journalist reporting on the sick and most vulnerable people in Kenya. Lilian holds a diploma in Journalism, Marketing, Advertising, and International Business Communications and Public Relations from Consolata Institute of Communication and Technology. Her inspiration comes from her late mother who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis from 2009 to 2013. Lilian looks forward to a career dedicated to improving access to healthcare in Africa. 
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers in Los Angeles
We are so grateful to our dedicated Los Angeles volunteers who helped us sort and pack thousands of t-shirts last week! As we receive a greater and greater volume of clothing donations, we need the help of our volunteers more than ever to prepare these items for shipping to Kenya. You make our work so much easier (and more fun!) by joining us for our sorting and packing parties. Because of you, we can pack and ship donations more quickly and efficiently. Thank you Luis, Veronique, Afshin, Sheryl, Nina, and Betty for all your hard work!
Volunteer
Above: Luis, Veronique, Gaby, and Afshin. Below: Sheryl
USC Undergraduate Students Design Art for our Newly Developed Maternal Health Card Game
Thank you Davey, Emma, Jennifer, and Joey for volunteering to design the art for our new maternal health card game. We've designed a game that offers women in rural Kenya the opportunity to learn about maternal health with friends and family so that they seek good healthcare before, during, and after childbirth. Thanks to our generous young artists, our game will be as beautiful as it is fun and educational. Look out for more exciting news to come on the development of this important game!
Join us this Father's Day in supporting 2020 MicroClinic Initiative
Although many of our supporters are mothers who understand from personal experience the critical importance of good healthcare when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth, 2020 MicroClinic Initiative also benefits from the support of fathers who share the belief that motherhood must be safe for all women. In fact, our founder, Dr. Moka Lantum founded this organization after his wife had twin boys in the United States with all the healthcare necessary for a safe pregnancy and birthing experience. Join us this Father's Day, June 19th, in supporting our mission to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for all mothers. Make a donation in honor or memory of a father by following the link below. You can also make your Amazon purchases at Amazon.Smile.com and Amazon will make a donation to 2020 MicroClinic Initiative. Happy Father's Day!
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