Kenyawww.burningbushkenya.org
portfolio presentationkarole sessums / the lola agencywww.happygolola.comphotographystacey irvinwww.staceyirvin.compresent...
Who is Burning Bush, Inc. ?Burning
Bush
Inc.
is
a
501c3
non‐profit
organiza8on
with
no
8es
to
any
church,
government,
or
ot...
Burning Bush Focuses onRemote Area in Central Kenya
Burning Bush               a
step‐by‐step
8meline     1999
‐
Partnership
begins
with
Susan
Kaburu,
Kenyan
RN
/
midwife.   ...
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step‐by‐step
8meline

(con%nued)     2008
‐
Samaria
Maternity
Center
becomes
self
suffici...
Although
health
care
in
Kenya
is
free
it
is
not
accessible
to
all.

It
is
es8mated
that
private
nurse
                  pr...
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are
the
Key
                              Our
Part...
Burning
Bush
Inc.
         has
become
         convinced
that
the
         key
to
improving
                              ...
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Con8nuing
Educa8on
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Group
Mee8ng Burning Bush KenyaSamaria
Maternity
Center
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for
God
means
that
we
are
ready
to
do
the
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lijle
thing
or
the
great
big
thing,
it
makes
no
difference…The
b...
We
value
freedom
of
choice,
individual
  worth,
and
self‐improvement.
Our
aim
is
  to
make
a
substan8al
difference
in
rural...
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Burning Bush Inc. is a nonprofit devoted to helping others devise ways to help themselves. We believe that able individuals who feel called to help meet the global needs of today should readily answer that call. Accordingly, we chose our name from the story in Exodus 3:4 in which God calls to Moses from the burning bush and Moses answers, “Here am I.” As Oswald Chambers wrote in My Utmost for His Highest, “Readiness for God means that we are ready to do the tiniest little thing or the great big thing, it makes no difference…The burning bush is a symbol of everything that surrounds the ready soul, it is ablaze with the presence of God.”
Burning Bush began its humanitarian efforts in 2002 as a strategic partner with Susan Kaburu, a Kenyan RN/midwife, who was seeking to establish and advance the Samaria Maternity Center in her home community of Ndathi, located in a remote area of central Kenya. When the Center became self-supporting in 2009, we shifted our focus to assisting other nurses throughout central Kenya who own and operate private clinics in their communities. Through this work, we have become convinced that the key to improving global health is empowering nurses and community health workers who are on the front lines of treating people with health needs in developing countries.

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    1. 1. Kenyawww.burningbushkenya.org
    2. 2. portfolio presentationkarole sessums / the lola agencywww.happygolola.comphotographystacey irvinwww.staceyirvin.compresentation © 2010 burning bush. May beused by permission only. all photos © stacey irvin 2011.Kenya Burning Bush, Inc. 501c3. Nashville, Tennessee
    3. 3. Who is Burning Bush, Inc. ?Burning
Bush
Inc.
is
a
501c3
non‐profit
organiza8on
with
no
8es
to
any
church,
government,
or
other
charitable
organiza8on.
We’re
simply
a
group
of
family,
friends,
and
concerned
individuals
who
saw
an
opportunity
to
make
a
difference
in
a
remote
area
of
Kenya.
We
are
based
in
Nashville,
Tennessee.
We
value
freedom
of
choice,
individual
worth,
and
self‐improvement.
Our
aim
is
to
make
a
substan/al
difference
in
rural
communi/es
of
central
Kenya
by
helping
individuals
and
groups
solve
problems
and
reach
worthwhile
humanitarian
goals.
We
effec8vely
oversee
and
manage
private
charitable
dona8ons,
resources,
and
exper8se
in
order
to
facilitate
improvements
in
health
care
delivery,
support
community
development
ini8a8ves,
enable
students
to
acquire
secondary
educa8on,
and
provide
short‐term
assistance
to
those
overwhelmed
by
events
beyond
their
control.
Although
our
funds
are
freely
given,
our
hope
is
that
beneficiaries
eventually
will
be
in
a
posi8on
to
offer
similar
assistance
to
others
in
need,
fostering
a
chain
of
giving
that
we
believe
strengthens
the
bonds
of
community.The
money
that
has
been
used
to
build
the
Samaria
Maternity
Center,
a
duplex
for
staff,
visitors
students,
WAKA
Con/nuing
Educa/on
Center,
invest
in
nurses
training
and
graduate
educa/on,
and
support
microlending
groups
is
a
small
amount
by
American
standards.
What
we
have
needed
has
been
provided.
We
have
been
blessed
to
be
a
part
of
what’s
happening
in
a
small
but
vibrant
area
8,000
miles
from
our
home.
































































    4. 4. Burning Bush Focuses onRemote Area in Central Kenya
    5. 5. Burning Bush a
step‐by‐step
8meline 1999
‐
Partnership
begins
with
Susan
Kaburu,
Kenyan
RN
/
midwife. 2002
‐
2004

‐

Samaria
Maternity
Center
established
in
Ndathi,
Kenya.
This
clinic
is
owned
and
 operated
by
Susan
Kaburu,
Kenyan
RN
/
midwife.

Serves
a
popula8on
of
approximately
20,000
 and
offers
basic
health
services
including
maternal
/
child.
 2005
‐

Construc8on
of
the
New
Samaria
Maternity
Center
Building
completed.

A
duplex
was
also
 constructed
for
addi8onal
staff,
visitors,
and
students.
 2007
‐
The
first
Microlending
Group
was
formed
in
2007
by
28
women,
who
each
received
a
cash
 loan
of
Kshs5000
(about
$69
USD)
and
a
water
tank.
Today
more
than
450
women
in
the
area
are
 par8cipa8ng
in
micro
lending
groups. continues on next page
    6. 6. Burning Bush a
step‐by‐step
8meline

(con%nued) 2008
‐
Samaria
Maternity
Center
becomes
self
sufficient,
no
longer
requiring
financial
support
 from
outside
sources.
 2010
‐
WAKA
Con/nuing
Educa/on
Center
construc8on
completed
in
July,
2010
in
Nyeri,
Kenya,
 the
provincial
capital
of
this
Central
Kenya
region.

It
is
about
50
minutes
from
Ndathi.

This
center
 is
owned
and
operated
by
a
Kenyan
non
profit
organiza8on
and
board
of
directors.
Rosemary
and
 Eustace
Kamunya
will
be
the
administrators
and
teaching
faculty
along
with
other
Kenyan
 educators
who
have
Masters
level
degrees.
Rosemary,
a
Kenyan
RN
/Midwife
with
a
Masters
 degree
in
pastoral
care
of
HIV
Aids
will
lead
the
teaching
staff.

She
as
been
employed
for
the
past
 five
years
by
JHPIEGO,
a
Johns
Hopkins
University
Interna8onal
effort.
Her
professional
experience
 includes
the
training
of
nurses
and
other
primary
health
care
providers,
not
only
in
Kenya,
but
also
in
 other
parts
of
Africa
and
Europe.
 Eustace,
Rosemary’s
husband,
has
a
Masters
Degree
in
Educa8on
 and
is
the
re8red
principal
of
a
Kenyan
Medical
Training
College.
In
addi8on
to
offering
advanced
 training
programs
for
nurses
in
the
Mt.
Kenya
cluster,
the
WAKA
Con/nuing
Educa/on
Center
will
 provide
a
means
for
other
organiza8ons
to
channel
equipment
and
supplies
to
the
area.






















 
 *
2011
Update:

We
are
so
sad
to
announce
that
at
the
end
of
December,
2010
Eustace
Kamunya
died
suddenly
of
a
 heart
aBack.
We
con%nue
to
grieve
for
our
loss.

As
Rosemary
and
her
family
work
to
put
their
lives
back
in
order
 without
their
beloved
Eustace,
we
their
friends
at
BBI
wait
to
con%nue
our
ac%ve
support.





    7. 7. Although
health
care
in
Kenya
is
free
it
is
not
accessible
to
all.

It
is
es8mated
that
private
nurse
 prac88oners
provide
about
42
%
of
basic
health
services. WAKA Is
On
the
Forefront
 of
Establishing
a
 Model
for
Providing
 Advanced
Prac8ce
of
 Nursing
Educa8on
in
 Remote
Areas
of
 Developing
 Countries Caring
nurses
have
a
pressing
need
for
con8nuing
educa8on,
supplies,
and
equipment.
 Con8nuing
educa8on
courses
and
other
resources
are
available
in
Nairobi
and
other
ci8es,
but
nurses
in
remote
areas
 have
neither
the
money
nor
the
8me
to
travel
outside
their
area.
Moreover,
there
is
no
structured
means
of
 dissemina8ng
informa8on,
equipment,
and
training
from
ci8es
to
remote
areas.
    8. 8. Burning Bush on Global Health Nurses
are
the
Key
 Our
Partnerships
with
Nurses
in
Remote
Central
KenyaWe
believe
the
key
to
improving
global
health
is
empowering
nurses
and
primary
health
care
workers
who
are
on
the
front
lines
of
trea/ng
people
with
health
needs.
These
health
care
providers
have
varying
levels
of
educa8on—some8mes
just
two
years
of
high
school—and
oien
only
the
most
basic
training,
but
are
compelled
by
necessity
to
engage
in
the
advanced
prac8ce
of
nursing,
diagnosing
illnesses
and
prescribing
and
dispensing
medicine.
Frequently
delivering
care
in
spite
of
limited
supplies
and
equipment,
they
are
self‐reliant,
capable,
professional,
and
eager
for
addi8onal
training
to
increase
their
competence.Since
Kenya’s
health
care
delivery
system
does
not
extend
to
many
rural
villages,
nurses
are
oien
the
only
source
of
medical
care
in
remote
communi8es.
Our
involvement
with
the
nurses
of
the
Mt.
Kenya
cluster
and
the
WAKA
Con8nuing
Medical
Educa8on
Center
has
convinced
us
that
nurses
are
a
cri/cal
component
in
structuring
health
care
delivery
systems
in
developing
countries
that
reach
not
only
urban
centers
but
also
serve
remote
areas.Efforts
are
currently
underway
in
central
Kenya
to
develop
the
nursing
profession
through
standardized
prac8ce,
research,
and
graduate
educa8on.
Our
organiza8on
is
ac8vely
engaged
in
suppor8ng
these
efforts.
We
hope
our
investments
in
training
and
equipping
health
care
professionals
will
lead
to
the
development
of
a
model
program
that
can
be
implemented
in
any
seTng,
austere
or
urban,
to
showcase
the
cri/cal
role
of
nurses
in
advancing
global
health
ini/a/ves.Although
health
care
in
Kenya
is
free,
it
is
es/mated
that
private
nurse
prac//oners
provide
about
42
%
of
basic
health
services.
These
nurses
are
not
supported
by
the
Kenyan
governmental
services
because
they
are
not
employees
of
the
government.

They
are
the
primary
care
givers
yet
are
lacking
the
resources
and
educa8on
they
need
to
provide
the
best
care
possible.

This
improved
care
will
have
an
enormous
impact
on
improving
the
health
of
people
living
in
Central
Kenya.

    9. 9. Burning
Bush
Inc.
 has
become
 convinced
that
the
 key
to
improving
 WAKA global
health
is
 providing
 Continuing Education Center Nyeri,
Rural
Central
Kenya














































 addi8onal
training
 and
other
support
 for
nurses
and
 primary
health
 providers
who
are
 on
the
front
lines
of
 delivering
care
in
 developing
 countries.
    10. 10. WAKA
Con8nuing
Educa8on
Center Burning Bush KenyaMicrolending
Group
Mee8ng Burning Bush KenyaSamaria
Maternity
Center
    11. 11. Readiness
for
God
means
that
we
are
ready
to
do
the
8niest
lijle
thing
or
the
great
big
thing,
it
makes
no
difference…The
burning
bush
is
a
symbol
of
everything
that
surrounds
the
ready
soul,
it
is
ablaze
with
the
presence
of
God.‐
oswald
chambers
    12. 12. We
value
freedom
of
choice,
individual
 worth,
and
self‐improvement.
Our
aim
is
 to
make
a
substan8al
difference
in
rural
 communi8es
of
central
Kenya
by
helping
 individuals
and
groups
solve
problems
 and
reach
worthwhile
humanitarian
 goals.MicroLending Burning
Bush
Inc.
is
a
nonprofit
devoted
 to
helping
others
devise
ways
to
help
 themselves. see
full
story
at
www.burningbushkenya.org
    13. 13. Kenya Burning Bush, Inc. 501c3.Nashville, visit www.burningbushkenya.org for please Tennessee more info
    14. 14. more photos from central kenya
    15. 15. humanity in focus. about the photographer. stacey irvin.Stacey Irvin is an award-winning photographer with a special gift for connecting with people. She finds it extremelysatisfying to share these connections with others through photography and storytelling. Irvin is drawn to explore anddocument indigenous communities, rural life, and the common ties that bind us to one another.Stacey works to collaborate with humanitarian organizations with missions that encompass the general population’sgreater understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and our shared humanity. She has special interest inpromoting preservation and appreciation of rural and indigenous cultures.Irvin graduated in 1999 with a B.A. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. She currently resides in Nashville, TN.Recent solo photography exhibitions include The Nashville International Airport and The Parthenon Museum,Nashville, TN.Irvin is available for assignment, special projects, and speaking engagements worldwide.Please visit www.staceyirvin.com to view the artist’s full portfolio. Her humanity in focus project images from Ecuador, The Uighurs(Northwestern China), and Kenya are extraordinary. Contact the artist for comments, more info and to become a collector. all photographs © stacey irvin 2011. may not be used under any circumstances without permission from the artist.

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