ficcsF O U N D A T I O N F O R
I N T E R N A T I O N A L C A R D I A C A N D
C H I L D R E N ’ S S E R V I C E S
PROVIDING CHARITY SERVICES TO EAST AFRICA SINCE 2003
IN THIS ISSUE
Food or Healthcare?
Simple Care Saves Lives
Cycle of Poverty
Who is FICCS?
Charity Begins at Home
Anna Banana Dance
W w w . F I C C S N E T
Dr. Patel is the Director of Cardiology
Fellowship and the Cardiac Intensive
Care Unit at Advocate Lutheran General
Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. During
his first visit to Kenya in 1989 as a first
year medical student at Des Moines
University College of Osteopathic Medi-
cine in Iowa, Dr. Patel witnessed first-
hand the lack of basic medical supplies
such as a simple stethoscope.
He also noticed undertrained medical
workers dealing with overwhelming num-
bers of patients and routinely watched
patients die from easily preventable dis-
eases. Born in Kenya and raised in Amer-
ica, Dr. Patel then began sending medical
equipment and supplies to help improve
access to medical care for disadvantaged
Kenyans. Dr. Patel soon began perform-
ing free cardiovascular surgeries and in
2003, FICCS was born.
Dr. Parag V. Patel/Chairman
Due to the extreme poverty and lack of basic medical supplies and skilled
workers, Kenya, and the rest of the Third World, suffer from easily pre-
ventable diseases. Women and children routinely die from illnesses such
as typhoid, malaria and TB, however, increasingly, Africans are now suc-
cumbing to the same illnesses as in the west, such as cardiac diseases, dia-
betes and cancer.
This increase in on communicable diseases is putting an increased strain
on an already overloaded healthcare system, thus, African are getting less
and poorer quality treatment. With skyrocketing healthcare costs, poverty
prevents women and children from accessing basic medicines such as an-
tibiotics or even simple cough syrup.
“Thank you FICCS and Dr.
Patel for coming to Kenya
and saving my life. After hav-
ing a heart attack I knew I
could not afford treatment
and I would not be able to go
back to work and take care
of my family. Today, thanks
to Dr. Patel, I am back to
work and doing my chores.”
Mary Nyendo in April 2010
In rural areas, Africans have to walk
miles to access a clinic and often-
times these clinics do not have
medicines or necessary supplies.
Rural areas lack most basic ser-
vices, including immunizations.
Dr. Patel looks on as Medtronic South Africa’s, Wendy Watton, assists in training Kenyan cardiologist in 2010
M a k i n g h e a l t h c a r e
s u s t a i n a b l e i n A f r i c a
In response to the extremely high infant mortality rate and the lack of basic
medical care and medical supplies in Kenya, Dr. Patel and FICCS have been per-
forming free heart surgeries and have donated over $4 million worth of medical
equipment, medicines, medical and school supplies since 2003.
Due to extreme poverty, over half the population makes less than $1 per day, and
the lack of a healthcare system, many Kenyans, especially women and children
die from easily preventable diseases. HIV/AIDS, TB, cholera and heart disease
ravage the slums and many families go hungry because an ill parent cannot
To improve the access to healthcare, FICCS not only provides state of the art
medical equipment, they also provide training to local physicians, nurses and
technicians, and these trained healthcare personnel take their new skills and
tools into the communities where thousands of people are provided with diagno-
sis and treatments that they otherwise would not receive. According to the UN
“You are lucky to turn 5 in Kenya”.
Donated over $ 4 million
worth of medical and
Over 50 charity heart
surgeries, including do-
Training East Africa car-
diologist, nurses and
Young women and girls
Job skills training
To increase access to healthcare services for
poor and disadvantaged Kenyans by providing
access to modern equipment and medicines
and training local healthcare professionals.
Provide medical treatment, including surger-
ies, to those who cannot afford the lifesaving
services and provide children and women
medical services to those living in the slums
and rural areas. Combat malnutrition and pov-
erty, especially among children, to help reduce
deaths due to easily preventable diseases.
WHO IS FICCS?
Many small hospitals and clinics
in Africa simply do not have the
proper equipment or trained per-
sonnel. FICCS donates state of
the art equipment and trains
FICCS volunteers prepare for another surgery (l to r) Dr. David Nicholson, Casey Pullano, Anna Baniak, Dr. Patel, Dr.
Betty Gikonyo (CEO/TKH), Khala Dean (Medtronic USA), Stacy Harris , Nairobi student and Judy Nyanga (TKH)
WHAT WE DO
W w w . F I C C S N E T
FICCS volunteers donated over $5,000
USD worth of medicines and medical
supplies to the impoverished Maasai
communities in southern Kenya. Loita
Hills Maasai and Shompole Group Ranch
Maasai in Magadi all received much
needed medical assistance. In addition,
beginning in 2012, a nurse and clinical
medical officer will be trained from each
community which will enable them to
receive improved medical care. Dr. Patel
also performed impromptu medical
camps and found the Maasai communi-
ties are relatively healthy despite all the
limitations. Donations included, malaria
medicine, antibiotics, sanitary supplies,
blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, first
aid kits and much more. Watch for our
authentic Maasai jewelry store coming
soon and help send their girls to school.
MISSION TRIP 2011
“Our husbands have left us for jobs in
Nairobi, leaving us women with noth-
ing. Most of us (women) have not
gone to school and we have to sit
around all day watching our girls get
married off at young ages. I was mar-
ried to a 90 year old man when I was 14
and we had 3 kids and he died; now I
am all along and I do not want this to
happen to my girls. Thank you FICCS
for supporting our dreams of sending
our girls to school and giving them a
better life than we had.”
Nantunbula Hjuken, Women’s Group
10 scholarships were awarded for
girls primary boarding school.
Also, 1 nursing, 1 nutrition and 2
clinical medicine scholarships
were awarded to provide future
community medical workers.
Dr. Parag V. Patel and Dr. Rupa Patel with the Ilirimoso Women’s Group in Magadi, Kenya.
HELPING THE UNDERSERVED
Due to the drought, which has been ongoing for three years, most of the
cattle have died in the Maasai communities and the water has dried up.
This has caused an increase in food prices and subsequently, Maasai
girls are taken out of school and being prepared for early marriage.
Maasai girls are being married off as early as 13 simply for the bridal fee
to take care of the other children, and this combined with multiple mar-
riages by the men, has left the Maasai women with added burdens.
However, a group of courageous women have embarked upon a project,
with the support of FICCS, to sell authentic Maasai jewelry in America
with the proceeds providing school fees, food and healthcare for the
women and girls.
S P O R T S F O R S O C I A L
C H A N G E
Safe Spaces is a girls basketball program and Box Girls Kenya is a girls boxing
program serving a combined 1200 girls in the slums of Nairobi. FICCS has
partnered with these programs to provide healthcare training, medical and
food support and basic day to day assistance. Each program provides the girls
with not only sporting activities, which are essentially non existent for girls in
the slums, they also provide life and job skills support. FICCS is also commit-
ted to sending girls to nursing school so they can come back and be an asset to
the communities they live in.
“It is so good to have
medical support be-
cause the girls cannot
afford treatment so hav-
ing a nurse visit them is
life changing. Even sim-
ple things like sanitary
pads are a blessing be-
cause the girls use dirty
rags, which often makes
things worse and then
they miss school for
weeks at a time.”
Director, Safe Spaces
GIRLS PERSONAL HYGIENE KITS
Sanitary Pads Deodorant
Body Lotion Hand Lotion
Antiseptic Cream Olive Oil
Petroleum Jelly Toothpaste
Toothbrush Band Aids
Cotton Wool Gauze
Ace Bandages Toilet Paper
Antibacterial soap Shampoo
MISSION TRIP 2011
Girls from Safe Spaces bas-
ketball team receive personal
hygiene kits from FICCS
Chairman Dr. Patel.
Students at Loita Hills primary school are happy to have a new soccer ball.
WOMEN AND CHILDREN
“Girls in the slums mostly have no one to look after them
and they are vulnerable to attack and molestation. This
program gives them confidence in themselves and lets
them know they can be somebody in this world.”
Alfred “Priest” Analo, Director of Box Girls Kenya
W w w . F I C C S N E T
CHARITY HEART SURGERIES
Since 2003, Dr. Patel and FICCS have been performing charity heart surgeries for
poor and needy Kenyans. The average Kenyan cannot afford medicine let alone
surgery. To date, FICCS has provided over 50 surgeries, including donated
pacemakers and state of the art equipment. In addition, state of the art medical
equipment is donated to hospitals and clinics to provide better access to healthcare.
Schools in the Kenya slums lack all the basic essentials including books and food. FICCS
assists these children with medical and school supplies and scholarships to high school.
In addition, FICCS has begun to implement a feeding program to ensure the children are
thinking about studying rather than where their next meal will come from.
The rural Maasai community is suffering from extreme drought, which leads to malnutrition and numerous medical
problems. FICCS assists these communities with medicines and medical supplies as well as school supplies. FICCS
is also supporting Maasai Women’s groups to ensure that the young girls have an opportunity for empowerment.
Y O U N G W O M E N A N D G I R L S
Young women and girls in Africa are often treated as second class citizens. FICCS, in
conjunction with partners, has designed programs to help these girls in the slums overcome
societal obstacles through healthcare and job skills training. FICCS has begun providing
bachelor, diploma level and high school scholarships to ensure a brighter future for the
young women and girls.
OUR PROGRAMS IN KENYA
M E D I C A L T R A I N I N G
Due to the lack of training, many of the best African doctors move to the West for more lucrative
positions. FICCS provides training for cardiologist, nurses and biomedical engineers to ensure
East Africa has a sustainable healthcare system. Girls are given training in first aid, hygiene, nu-
trition, disease prevention and much more as they are the future heads of households.
Water is an obstacle for rural communities. Water is needed not only for drinking, but for bathing, cooking and watering
b r e a k i n g t h e c y c l e
o f p o v e r t y
“ M o s t g i r l s a r e s o p o o r t h a t t h e y w i l l d o w i l d t h i n g s
j u s t t o p r o v i d e t h e i r b a s i c n e e d s . N o w t h a t t h e y h a v e
i t e m s s u c h a s s a n i t a r y p a d s , t h e i r M I N D I S S E T T L E D
a n d t h e y c a n f o c u s o n i m p r o v i n g t h e m s e l v e s . ”
Cecilia Nderitu, Staff at Hawkers Market Girls Center in the slums of Nairobi
Living in the slums consists of extremely high crime rates, lack of power and clean water, and
extreme congestion. Diseases flourish in these environments, many children die from easily
preventable diseases, and disease prevention is either non existent or it is impossible to
implement without clean water.
Ramah is made of aged wood and could easily fall down with a large wind. There is no
kitchen, library or in some cases there are not even enough desks and chairs for the students.
Outside the school, the children suffer even greater consequences as school becomes their
About 70 years ago, before colonization, the Maasai controlled most of Kenya, grazing
their cattle up and down the rift valley. The southern Kenya area, once teaming with
wildlife and full of trees, has now been degraded to a point that the entire area has
become desertified. Now this community has been completely devastated with droughts,
dying wildlife and constant struggles with neighboring communities in Tanzania. One
woman recently spent her savings on cattle, only to have them die of thirst.
“With no water and no opportunities for work, the community is suffering. All the cattle
are dying and there is not even medicine for the babies. What do we do because we are so
far from Nairobi that no one comes to help us, but thanks to FICCS, someone is looking
out for us.
Peter Tingai, Shompole Group Ranch (Maasai) Elder, after receiving donations
Maasai women and children live in environmentally degraded areas. They walk miles each day for water and lack
all basic amenities including medicines and doctors. Most use community doctors who are untrained.
Raw sewage literally runs in
front of homes and schools
leading to many preventable
diseases such as cholera.
W w w . F I C C S N E T
C H A R I T Y
B E G I N S AT
H O M E
C o r p o r a t e s p o n s o r
D o n a t e s u p p l i e s
S t a r t f u n d r a i s e r
V o l u n t e e r
S p o n s o r a g i r l
T e l l y o u r f r i e n d s
V i s i t o u r w e b s i t e
G i r l S c o u t p r o j e c t
Healthcare Problems in Kenya
3.8 million people in need of immedi-
ate food relief
47.2 years is the life expectancy
33% of all Kenyans are malnourished
Over 2 million people are infected with
180,000 people die of AIDS each year
1.4 million AIDS orphans
79 of 1,000 babies die at birth
Thanks to the efforts of St Pius X School in Lombard, Illinois, 1500 uni-
forms were donated to Ramah Care Center and other needy schools. Most
kids in the slums are forced to live in substandard, at best conditions, lack-
ing clean water, toilets and for many a simple meal each day. Even
though there are free schools they often require a parent to purchase a uni-
form and the basic supplies which immediately eliminates most families in
the slums living off $1 per day.
As a result, the new uniforms have made a dramatic impact not only on
the schools, but also upon the entire community. The burden of finding
resources to purchase a uniform has now brought smiles to all the mothers
and caregivers, there are many AIDS orphans in the schools so they can
use the money for other pending needs, such as food and shelter.
“This is a day the children will never forget”, stated Ayub
Shimaka, Director or Ramah Care Centre in Nairobi, “We
now have children from other schools coming here, just
because of the uniforms.”
ST PIUS X
It all began when Jen and Ken
Law and their children Jenna, 6,
and Emma, 3, who are students
at St. Pius X decided to make a
difference in someone’s life.
Several months later, the stu-
dents donated 1500 uniforms.
A girl at Ramah
Care Center in
the slums of Nai-
robi proudly dis-
plays her new
FICCS volunteers share a moment with the girls at Ramah Care Center posing with their new uniforms. These
are the same uniforms that were packed in the photos at the top of the page.
a n n a b a n a n a d a n c e
One farmer from the country was
faces with an extreme decision. His
daughter was sick and needed sur-
gery, yet his only option was to sell
his cattle and is belonging to pay for
the life saving surgery.
Like in most cases, especially when it
comes to girls, the farmer chose to let
the girl die rather than sacrifice his
belongings. In Africa, the typical rural
household has 10 or more people and
the mind set is that they can always
make another girl, but they cannot
replace their livestock. Hence, feed-
ing the family is the priority over
In the slums women make $1 per day
and food costs have doubled since the
financial crisis. With such low in-
comes, women and children cannot
afford medical care and often suffer
from easily preventable diseases and
many will miss school.
Young women and girls bear the
greatest burden in African society
because they are expected to do so
much. When they should be play-
ing, they are working. When they
should be in school, they are fetch-
ing water. Yet, these are the future
mothers who benefit the most from
healthcare training. Now they can
teach the next generation what
their parents did not teach them.
“When Anna (Baniak) arrived all the girls got excited. She danced
the Banana Dance with the girls, she played football (soccer) and
she made the girls feel so good about themselves. Because of
Anna (and her dancing) this will be a day the girls never forget.”
Head Teacher, Ramah Care Center
Anna teaches the girls at Ramah Care Center
how to dance American style.
FOOD OR HEALTHCARE?
Wildlife is the main source of income for the Maasai, but unfortunately, not many benefit from their beauty.
These amazing animals literally live next door the rural communities we work in.
Anna and Khala play with the students at Ramah
s i m p l e c a r e s av e s l i v e s
At Hawkers Market Girls Center.,
each year up to 100 girls are provided
with a secure place to learn, grow and
find employment at girls centers in
the slums of Nairobi.
These girls are provided with lunch,
computers and sewing machines all
in a well supervised environment. If
not for the programs, these girls
would be subject to the daily rigors of
life in the slums, which is unpleasant
The girls grow their own food, have
eco friendly water systems and pro-
vide an outlet for these young women
to express their views and opinions.
FICCS has been providing healthcare
and Job raining, medical supplies,
laptops and solar power and internet
to help empower these young women
to become the future leaders.
In rural areas, girls are subject to
FGM, female genital mutilation,
which is not only extremely pain-
ful, but it also causes health prob-
lems. Most girls undergo this ritual
at about 13 and are soon after mar-
ried off. It is banned in urban areas
but still continues in rural commu-
nities. For women, it is viewed as a
right of passage, for girls, it is the
loss of their innocence.
The program has boosted the girls self-esteem, made them feel good about themselves and the program has
given them much needed healthcare assistance. Before the healthcare program many girls would leave the
center due to their ailments. ”I wish you had come earlier because so many girls have left the
program because of health problems.”, stated Esther Maina, 20 from Kibera
The 15 week class covers the following topics:
Physical Exam Breast Exam First Aid Breast Exam Caring for sick
Personal Hygiene Disease Prevention STD’s HIV/AIDS/TB Counseling
Sports Injuries Basic Life Support Mental Health Nutrition Medical Camp
Rural areas suffer the most due to the lack of
basic medicines, such as malaria and infant
immunizations and often they have to walk
miles in the hot sun to reach the nearest clinic
Girls from the Oloika Primary School in Magadi, Kenya are happy to receive medical supplies and a new soccer ball!
“I thought problems I was having with my body were normal
because no one ever told me there was something wrong. Now I
know to check myself often and see a doctor if something is
wrong, but best of all, I have been able to teach others what I
have learned about taking care of yourself.”
Ann Waniru, 20, Kibera
Ann Waniru and
both 20, receive
m e d i c a l c h a l l e n g e s
LACK OF DOCTORS
Most African doctors, nurses and
biomedical engineers leave for the
more lucrative obs in the West.
This leaves a huge void in the
healthcare system and often leads
to patients seeking alternative
sources of help, such as tribal eld-
ers. As the population continues to
On July 16, 2009, Elijah Moses Seka, 43, from Nairobi, Kenya, suffered a heart attack
while at his job as a driver/clerk in the city of Nairobi. Worried about his wife Leah
and his three girls, Norah, Gloria and Miriam, Elijah was concerned that he would
never be able to provide for his family again. However, Elijah was granted a reprieve
when FICCS and Founder, Dr. Parag V. Patel happened to be in town and performed
angioplasty and stenting procedures which have enabled Elijah to lead a healthy and
normal life. “Most people in Kenya die because they cannot afford
medical care,” stated Elijah.
With over 200,000 people in Kenya requiring heart procedures each year and only 3
heart surgeons there is a drastic need to improve Kenya’s surgical abilities. Most
heart patients are relegated to a life of misery as they cannot work nor do their daily
chores as they sit around and wait to die. Even worse, the surgical fees are simply too
much for a person making only $1 per day. “If not for them (FICCS), my surgery
would not have been possible”, stated Elijah, “I could not afford the cost of the
surgery ($7,000) and with no money and no way to work I was lost. Many people
in Kenya just die but I was given a miracle .”
This elderly patient has had his life extended
because of a donated pacemaker.
Dr. Patel examines Maasai patients at the Loita Hills Dispensary
“Many people in Kenya just die because they cannot
afford medical care, but I was given a miracle and I
greatly appreciate it.” Eliah Seka, after having a heart attack
Non Communicable Diseases
(NCD’s) such as cardiovascular
diseases, cancers, chronic respi-
ratory diseases and diabetes
represent a major threat to al-
ready overburdened healthcare
systems in the developing parts
of the world. Since the majority
of the world health initiatives
focusing on HIV/AIDS, TB and
other communicable diseases,
these NCD’s are swiftly becom-
ing the biggest healthcare prob-
lem in low-income countries.
Amazingly, 80% of all NCD’s
are in low and middle income
countries and it is estimated
that over 30 million people will
die from these NCD’s, nearly
five times as many that will die
c o m m u n i t y c h a l l e n g e s
Rivers of raw sewage, 10 foot high
piles of trash, animals and children
competing for food are only a few
obstacles faces by low-income fami-
lies in East Africa. The smell alone
causes respiratory problems and the
malnutrition and crime rates are ex-
Average Africans make between $1-$2
per day which leaves little room for
anything other than food. With
women carrying the burden of feed-
ing the families, this often leads to
deviant behaviors, such as drug abuse
Children are most vulnerable as they
are used as forced labor and are even
sold as sex slaves. It is not uncom-
mon for a mother to sell her girl into
marriage as early as 11 simply to feed
the rest of her children. Poverty can
make good people make bad deci-
sions which destroy lives.
Clean water is a luxury for the ma-
jority of Africans. Drought and
poor planning have led many peo-
ple to die due to poor quality
drinking water. Many drink water
from the same sources as the ani-
mals and where they wash them-
selves and their belonging. In
some cases, it takes all day just to
walk to the nearest water hole.
Young women and girls are the last to be fed, leading to malnutrition and devel-
opment related problems and they are often taken from school to care for their
siblings and in extreme cases, and they are subject to FGM (female genital mu-
tilation). All these factors, and more, combined with extreme poverty; leave
these young women and girls with no access to healthcare or medical supplies.
Girls in the slums miss school regularly due to the lack of simple sanitary pads.
Thus, the healthcare issues for young women and girls in Kenya is more than a
medical problem, it is a socioeconomic problem.
70% of the girls we work with have only reached the 8th grade. Many have only
completed up to grade 3rd grade which poses a major problem in disease aware-
ness. Young women and girls in Africa suffer disproportionately in both NCD’s
(non communicable diseases) and communicable diseases due to a second class
status for women in society. The burden is even greater for orphans who are
girls and Kenya has an extremely large orphan population.
Many young women and girls walk miles
each day simply to fetch water. This tiresome
chore leaves little time for school or play.
The slums are littered with raw sewage which poses many health problems, especially for the young and those
with weak immune systems. The toilets (behind girls) are merely holes dug in the ground by the community.
o u r v o l u n t e e r s
Pam Knight, Medtronic Kenya, Khala
Dean, Medtronic USA and Wendy
Watton, Medtronic South Africa, all
assisted Dr. Patel in 2010.
Medtronic USA has been a long term
partner with FICCS, having donated
over 50 pacemakers to poor and disad-
vantaged East Africans since 2003.
The partnership has enabled FICCS to
perform very costly procedures free of
charge. In East Africa, most people
cannot afford the cost of the surgery let
alone the cost of the pacemakers.
All patients have benefited from Med-
tronic's state of the art equipment and
highly trained volunteer personnel who
travel with the volunteer doctors.
In addition, Medtronic employees
have assisted in training of African
medical workers and have been a huge
asset when working with the young
women and children. Thanks for all
the good work Medtronic!
In 2010, the Aqualia Foundation,
located in Bermuda, donated
$50,000 USD to assist with the
young women and girls programs.
Thanks to their support, we are
currently bringing healthcare, ob
skills training and scholarships to
hundreds of disadvantaged girls in
the slums of Kenya. Thanks
Aqualia, you are saving lives in Af-
rica, one girl at a time!
The First Annual “Changing Lives in Kenya”
Fundraiser was held in Chicago, in September
2010, and was a great success thanks to partners
such as St Jude Medical Foundation.
Medtronic employees from around the world work with Dr. Patel and FICCS in Kenya From left to right, Pam Knight,
Medtronic Kenya, Khala Dean, Medtronic USA and Wendy Watton, Medtronic South Africa
19 Charity Heart Surgeries in 2010
s p e c i a l t h a n k s
NAIROBI X RAY
Advocate Lutheran General Hospi-
tal is a 645-bed teaching, research
and referral hospital located in
Park Ridge, Illinois. It has a level I
trauma center and it is one of the
largest hospitals in the Chicago
area. It also has the only Chil-
dren’s hospital in the greater north
and northwest suburban region of
Chicago and a major regional refer-
ral center for a broad range of in-
fant and pediatric services.
Lutheran General has been recog-
nized ten times as one of the Top
100 Hospitals 15 Top major teach-
ing hospitals in the country. Since,
1999, Lutheran General has been
rated by US News & World Report
as being one of America’s best hos-
pitals and received “TOP 50 in the
Nation” for medical excellence
and advanced capabilities in many
Nairobi X Ray, Meditec Systems
and Fuji (Kenya) Ltd have been
integral partners since 2003. These
Kenyan companies provide logisti-
cal support, communications sup-
port and hands on training of bio-
medical engineers. In addition,
they provide all maintenance and
installation of donated state of the
art medical equipment. In short,
they are invaluable to our mission.
Meditec Systems biomedical engineers
install donated medical equipment and
train local Kenyan biomedical engineers.
ADVOCATE MEDICAL GROUP
State of the Art medical equipment on its way to East Africa thanks to our supporters and friends!
Ww Hh Aa Tt ’ Ss Nn Ee Xx Tt ?
Provide state of the art medical
equipment and training
Provide school supplies and medi-
cines for children
Healthcare and women’s hygiene
training and supplies
Charity heart surgeries
Training African cardiologists,
nurses and biomedical engineers
High school scholarships
Disease prevention programs
Health awareness workshops
USA medical volunteers
Dr. Parag V. Patel D.O./Chairman
Stacy Harris/Managing Director
Karen Mulcahy/Managing Director
Operations and Development
Arvinder “Raju” Bharaj/Biomedical
Engineer and Logistics Specialist
Anna Baniak/Women and Children
Jen Law/Women and Children
Feeding program to help combat malnutrition
Healthcare and First Aid training for over 2000 women and girls
Disease prevention workshops and medical camps
Nursing and Nutrition scholarships to provide access to care for the needy
Teaching scholarships to promote a better educated community
High School and Primary School scholarships for needy girls
Community business development programs to empower women
Water and sanitation projects to help prevent disease
Charity Heart Surgeries and Training at Uganda Heart Institute TBD
Due to government schools being
located miles away, many rural Maasai
children never get a chance to attend
HOW WE DO IT?
In remote areas such as Magadi and Loita Hills, transportation is a huge obstacle. These boys carry donated medical and
school supplies back to their school.
W W W . F I C C S . N E T
FICCS (USA) FICCS (Kenya)
1010 Sheridan Road House of Vanguard
Wilmette, IL 60091 PO Box 41669-00100 Nairobi
Phone: 224-875-1631 Phone: 011-254-713-480-736
HOW TO DONATE
Donate online by visiting our website at www.ficcs.net or make a check or money order payable to: FICCS
Mail to: 1010 Sheridan Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091 US 501 (c ) (3) non profit organization
Aqualia Foundation Medtronic Nairobi X Ray
Boston Scientific Fuji (Kenya) Meditec (Kenya )
Grand Worldwide Logistics Guidant Owens& Minor
City of Rosemont (IL) Ecotech Map International
St Jude Medical Foundation MERCK University of Nairobi
Advocate Lutheran Hospital Shering-Plough The Karen Hospital
Advocate Medical Group St Pius X Oloika Primary School
Melchizedek Hospital Safe Spaces St Peter Parishes
Under the Acacia Box Girls Ramah Care Center
Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Gril Oloika School Shompole Lodge
Southwest Airlines Magadi Soda Shompole Maasai
Chicago White Sox Charities Loita Clinic Hawkers Market
“Changing Lives in Kenya” 2nd Annual Fundraiser
Date: Friday, October 28, 2011
Location: Stan Mansion, 2408 N. Kedzie, Chicago
Time: 8 pm
* Silent Auction * Live Entertainment *
$50 in Advance $60 at the Door
For more information contact
Edited by Stacy Harris/FICCS