Abha Light Foundation (ALF)
Bandari Plaza M3, Woodvale Grove, Westlands
Contact person: Didi Ananda Ruchira
+254 710-620323; +254 723-869133; +1 (541) 554-1749
- Aid organization
- Social policy/disabled persons
- Educational policy/project
- Volunteers are welcome.
Abha Light Foundation (ALF) is a non-profit non-governmental organization officially registered since 2001. Since 1998 we have been working in the community. ALF has treated thousands of patients through our mobile clinics in the Nairobi slums and at various villages throughout Kenya. By the year 2000 we gained enough public support and confidence to open our first clinic at Kariobangi North slum.
In 1998, Homeopathy, an effective system of alternative medicine, was practically unknown in Kenya. Thanks to the hard work of Abha Light Foundation, a growing infrastructure of professional homeopaths and alternative medicine practitioners are being established for the benefit of the people of Kenya and Africa.
With a network of over 20 trained homeopaths practicing in urban and rural settings, Abha Light is much more than just "a clinic".
ALF sets out to create a permanent infrastructure for the establishment of homeopathy and alternative medicine in Kenya; advocates for the full recognition of alternative medicine; and works towards educating traditional healers in modern sciences. To do all that, we have a number of activities.
Abha Light Foundation has trained Kenyans and helped to establish their independent clinics around Kenya. These affiliated clinics serve the communities through affordable, accessible and natural medicine. We network with other NGOs, CBOs and clinics for educational workshops and clinical referral to provide cheap or free health care services using alternative and traditional medicine.
• Children´s Health Care Initiative: Abha Light in partnership with H.E.A.L. International Foundation NV, looks to provide come relief for thousands of these children. Through monthly mobile clinics at 20 venues, we have been able to provide free clinics and services for the children. In addition, we distribute nutritional spirulina to most of these children some from our own production and some outsourced.
• The Spirulina Nutrition Project: In January 2011 Abha Light in partnership with AMURTEL, USA and AMURTEL, Ireland started a Spirulina project to feed malnourished children. Beginning with 2 ponds naturally producing high protein Spirulina we have expanded to 3 ponds, total 75 sq m covering approximately 1/3 of our spirulina needs for the Children Health Care Initiative and outsourcing the rest. We added distribution to a centre at the Tana River District where there´s been drought and starvation. We´re also doing data collection on the impact of spirulina to the children´s health.
• Low Cost Village Wellness Centres: ALF supports several low-cost health centres in different areas. The largest is in the Kambimawe village near Wote, Eastern Province. In 2005 the Kambimawe project was initiated as a community supported clinic. Patients have been attending from local as well as more distant rural and urban areas. These two clinics, and the numerous outlying mobile clinics operated on a monthly basis, have treated over 40,000 people in the past 12 years.
Didi Ananda Ruchira is the Director of the Abha Light Foundation (ALF).
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