Dear Friends, 

Another year has passed and we are happy to report that we have made significant inroads towards the goals we set for 2018. 

Through the incredible generosity of our donors, we are now operating four medical hubs (see page 2 for more about this). Through the services provided by these hubs, some of the most vulnerable communities in Kenya have better access to basic medical care and health education. We saw thousands of chronic disease patients in our hubs, during outreach sessions, and at our mobile clinics. In addition, we provided critical information about serious chronic illnesses to nearly 22,000 rural Kenyans.

We’re proud of all that we accomplished with your help in 2018, but we face more challenges in the coming year. Many families have nowhere to go for diagnostic screenings, basic medicine, and lifesaving health education; and pregnant women needlessly lose their lives to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. 

Our goal in 2019 is to expand to four additional sites, allowing us to reach thousands of additional pregnant women and chronic disease patients. 

We look forward to continuing our mission to serve those most in need in 2019. 

Asante sana for your support! 

Moka and Lynne 

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the health of mothers and their families in medically under served communities. We are dedicated to improving access to health services, diagnostics, education, and medication in rural Kenya. 

P.O. Box 56723, Sherman Oaks, California 91413

Download The Year In Review 2018 PDF


In 2018, we opened four medical hubs across four underserved rural villages. We see as many as 1,000 chronic disease patients a month in our hubs, at village outreach sessions, and in our mobile clinics.

Pictured clockwise from top left: blood pressure check at the Bungoma hub; pregnant women learn healthy habits during pregnancy at the Karagita hub; home visit to an elderly patient in the Ng’enda catchment area; one of our doctors and a patient at a Karagita mobile clinic.

The Boito Hub in Bomet County, located in the Rift Valley, serves tea farmers and their families. The county has population of approximately 725,000 and encompasses an area of 630 square miles. 

Nakuru County, home to our Karagita Hub, is the fourth largest county (in terms of population) in Kenya after Nairobi, Kakamega and Kiambu counties. Flower farmers and their families make up the bulk of the population. 

The Ng’enda Hub in Kiambu County, with its population of over 1.6 million is 40% rural and 60% urbanized. Many residents here are coffee farmers. 

Bungoma County in western Kenya, the site of our Sikata Market/Bungoma Hub, is 852 square miles with a population in excess of 1,300,000. Many Bungoma residents are corn and tobacco farmers. 

At least half of the population of these four areas is below the poverty line and less than 5% of households have access to electricity. 


One anonymous donor’s $20,000 gift will support Operation Karibu in 2019. Thanks to this generosity, we will be able to provide services to pregnant women in two villages, including urinalyses, education on the risks of urinary tract infection (which is associated with preterm labor, perinatal infections, and low birth weight), and awareness of pre- eclampsia and gestational diabetes.

Baby Clothing Production 

In 2019, our Kenyan seamstresses will continue to repurpose donated t-shirts into onesies, pants, hats, socks, and blankets for Operation Karibu newborns. Pregnant women who visit an Operation Karibu medical hub for a urinalysis will receive a package of baby clothing. These packages of baby clothes have proven to be an incredible incentive to encourage mothers to seek prenatal care and deliver in the safety of medical clinics. 


Funding for 2020 MicroClinic’s programs in Kenya relied heavily on one large grant in 2018, making up 45% of total revenue. Our programs were also supported by fundraising efforts across the country, including successful events in San Francisco and Chicago. Individual donations made up 32% of total revenue and restricted funds includes one $20,000 gift to support Operation Karibu.


In 2018, 2020 MicroClinic was honored to receive the Pfizer Foundation Global Health Innovation Grant for the third year in a row. In partnership with Innovations in Healthcare, housed at Duke University, the Pfizer Foundation has allowed us to provide a solid start to our new medical hubs program. 

Our medical hubs were also featured at the Social Goods Summit in Geneva as a model for promoting early diagnosis and treatment of non-communicable diseases.

Pong to Save Moms, Chicago 

Thanks to our volunteer hosts, Cathy and Tom Mataloni, our second Pong to Save Moms fundraiser in April was a huge success. 

This time we gathered some of our MicroClinic community at SPiN, a ping pong club in the Windy City. 

Sixty-five guests dined on great food, played in lively tournaments, enjoyed a raffle and participated in a silent auction. 

The event raised nearly $20,000 to support our programs.

Left to Right: Cathy and Tom Mataloni; the CR Warriors 4 Change having a great time in the Windy City.

Left to right: event hosts Brian Jackson and Joy Whitaker; some of the attendees at the Steelhead Brewery in the Bay Area.

Care for Kenya, San Francisco

Our Bay Area event in October, Care for Kenya, was a great success, thanks in large part to our volunteer hosts, Brian Jackson and Joy Whitaker. Supporters gathered at Steelhead Brewery in Burlingame to raise over $26,000.


Fund-a-Need, Year-End Campaign

Our year-end Fund-a-Need campaign raised over $34,000. This incredible show of support gives us the opportunity to help even more people in 2019.

CR Warriors 4 Change

The Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Washington High School Class of 1980 dedicated their 2018 fundraising efforts to 2020 MicroClinic Initiative in honor of classmate Lynne Davidson, our executive director. They supported our fundraising events and campaigns all year long, raising an impressive $50,000.


Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors, our fundraising efforts paid off with an overall increase from 2017 (see chart, below). Each year, our donors allow us to better serve more families in rural Kenya.


Rafiki: $10,000 and above
Anonymous (2)

Asante: $5,000 – $9,999
Brian Jackson & Estella Chan

Karibu: $1,000 – $4,999
Barbara Baum
Kelly Berger
Diane and Richard Bradford
Hollis Budd
Sharin & Mike Castro
Mary Charipar
Jim & Janis Davidson
Lynne Davidson
Matthew Eichner
Keysight Technologies
Rachel Leibman

Students of Louisville High School
Tom & Cathy Mataloni
John Mitchell and Sara Hays
Milena Novy-Marx
Stephen Pratt
The Rubinstein Family
Susan and Carl Seletz
Richard Siegrist
Julia and Jeffrey Simet
Anthony Suchman

Pamoja: $500 – $999
Reza Behforooz
Martin Cochran
Mary & Emo Dellanina
Debbi DiMaggio & Adam Betta

Debbie Goldberg
Eileen & Peter Laurence
Billy Loo & Elise Y. Tung Loo
Chip Magid
Students of Our Lady of Mercy
Mary Powell
Michelle Priefer
Miri & Omry Pruzan
Mike & Julienne Rosser
Jake Sasseville
Scott Schrader & Yunah Kim
Laura Thurner
Joy Terpstra Whitaker
Joseph Wyer


Our partnership with Toto Care Box allows us to help urban families as well. Toto Care Box offers new mothers a box that doubles as a crib. It is filled with a mosquito net, a blanket, reusable diapers and other items that babies and their mothers need in the critical first 28 days of life. Our program contributes a package of baby clothes to each box. In 2018, we were delighted to give Toto Care Box nearly 700 packages of baby clothing. The box is an incentive for pregnant women to attend four prenatal visits and give birth at the health center or hospital instead of at home.

Sagitarix serves as 2020 MicroClinic Initiative’s implement- ing partner in Kenya.

Crazy Dog T-shirts continues to donate new t-shirts to support Operation Karibu and promote our work.

Sheridan Brothers Moving & Storage provides free storage space and packing resources for our donated items in the Northeast.

Mahkana partnered with us to design a bracelet (pictured above, left) especially for 2020 MicroClinic supporters. Mahkana donates 25% of sales of these bracelets back to us.

Above: Some of the students from Louisville pictured with Gabriella DelHoyo.

The student body of Louisville High School in Woodland Hills, California raised $3,250 and collected and packed over 2,000 t-shirts for shipment to Kenya. This was our largest school drive so far.

Above: Elementary school students from Pine Breeze Academy

The students of West Hollywood Elementary School in Los Angeles continued their friendship with the students of Pine Breeze Academy in Kakamega County, exchanging letters, artwork, and photos. In 2019, the children of West Hollywood Elementary School will create a new friendship with the children of the Mirera Primary School in Nakuru County.

The students of Our Lady of Mercy continued to be our most loyal donor school. They offer continuing support year after year, collecting t-shirts and raising funds for our programs.


Mary Charipar, Chair
Milena Novy-Marx, PhD, Vice Chair
Debbie Goldberg, Secretary
Lee Rubinstein, Treasurer
Hollis Budd
Brian Jackson
Priti Lakhani, MHCM (SM), DPM
Moka Lantum, MD, PhD
Erin Stender
Anthony Suchman, MD

Moka Lantum, MD, PhD, Founder, USA and Kenya
Lynne Davidson, PhD, Executive Director, USA
Gabriella DelHoyo, Director of Development ,USA
Mikey Jarrell, Volunteer Program Manager, USA and Kenya
Dismus M. Masheti, Hub Project Manager, Kenya
Richard Lantum, Assistant Project Manager, Kenya
Diana E. Wangari, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Kenya
Peter Mbugua, Lead Software Engineer, Kenya
Henry Kamau, Logistics Coordinator, Kenya

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