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

May 2016

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

The Pfizer Foundation Global Health Innovation Grant

2020 MicroClinic Initiative is the proud recipient of the Pfizer Foundation* Global Health Innovation Grant, a fund that supports global health entrepreneurs working to improve healthcare for underserved populations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The mission of 2020 MicroClinic Initiative to improve maternal and infant health in underserved communities supports the clear vision of The Pfizer Foundation: All people, everywhere, deserve to live healthy lives.

This generous grant will provide further support to Operation Karibu's expansion to six new facilities in the poorest county in Kenya, Kakamega County. Over the next year, we will bring our program to thousands of additional mothers and babies in need.

*The Pfizer Foundation is a charitable organization established by Pfizer Inc. It is a separate legal entity from Pfizer, Inc. with distinct legal restrictions.

Thank you for celebrating Mother's Day with us
We want to thank all of our friends for celebrating Mother's Day this year with 2020 MicroClinic Initiative. It moved us to see so many of our loyal supporters honoring their mothers by making a donation to help make pregnancy and childbirth safe for more women in Kenya. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate motherhood than that, and we're grateful to our loyal community for its continued support.
Clinical Officer Patrick gives Clare and her beautiful baby Kamau their Operation Karibu package of baby clothes at Ng'enda Health Centre.
Meet Alice, Director of Development and Impact Strategy in Kenya
With over 5 years of experience in public accounting, project management, and auditing, Alice Kasubutare joins our team in Kenya as Director of Development and Impact Strategy. Prior to her work with 2020 MicroClinic Initiative, Alice worked as an auditor in an Atlanta based firm, where their main clients were affordable housing entities. Additionally, she worked in a South African research institute managing Government ICT development projects. Alice holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Mercer University, Atlanta and a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems from University of Cape Town, South Africa. Since joining 2020 MicroClinic Initiative in February 2016, Alice has been grateful and inspired to be part of an organization that focuses on providing safe care to mothers and their babies in underserved communities.
A Florida tennis team collect t-shirts that will clothe over 200 babies in Kenya
Eileen Masciale collected 217 t-shirts from her Boca Falls 2A tennis team in Boca Raton, FL, to honor 2020 MicroClinic Initiative's Lynne Davidson. These t-shirts, once left unused in Florida, will now clothe over 200 babies in Kenya and support the expansion of Operation Karibu to six new facilities this year. 
Eileen (shown left) is pictured here with a few of her teammates: Sharon Foreman, Randi Frazin, and Captain Jill Pepia.
Intervol continues to make critical contributions to our program

Intervol, a Rochester based nonprofit that recycles unused medical equipment, has donated $150,000 in equipment and supplies to our program in Kenya. Their contribution to our cause is almost too great to measure, as it goes far beyond any one piece of critical medical equipment they have given our program. Their generosity allows us to build a strong and secure foundation- one that will impact our program for years to come.

Thank you to everyone at Intervol from all of us at 2020 MicroClinic Initiative! It is truly a joy to work with you, and we are so grateful.
The Jewish Federation of Rochester continue to collect thousands of t-shirts through Project 1z
Project 1Z continues its ongoing t-shirt drive, now having collected over 15,000 t-shirts for our program. Soon thousands of babies in Kenya will be clothed by thousands of t-shirts from Rochester, NY! We cannot thank Debbie Zarkowsky and everyone at the Jewish Federation for all their incredible efforts.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Barry Amorese, who has gone above and beyond volunteering to sort, pack, and deliver donations for shipping. We are so grateful for your time, efforts, and generosity. Thank you!

When asked about volunteering so much time, Barry says: "It's a pleasure working with such enthusiastic people. Both Melanie and associates at Strong Memorial (Project 1Z donors) and also the people at Sheridan Brothers Moving were so pleasant to meet and work with. I'm glad to help out whenever I can for such a worthy project!"
Thank you, Barry!
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