Several years ago Christ and St Luke’s Together for Kenya mission launched a pilot program to provide Outpatient Medical Care to children in the Riara Ridge area of Kenya. Please take a moment to read Livingstone’s story. We have used the actual report wording from Kenya.
Livingstone is a bold looking boy aged 8 years old. He lives at Karangi tea farm neighboring the Hospital. Livingstone is in class 1 at his school. He is the first born in a family of four; hard to believe that at only 8 years he has 1 brother and two sisters.
The father is a tea picker and the mother does not work, she is a housewife just taking care of the children. With this kind of family and the little income from the father, some days they sleep without eating anything. Thanks to Livingstone’s school he is often able to obtain lunch and tea.
Livingstone was brought to Hospital after falling from a tree. He was done a number of x-rays to check fractures, and was found to have fracture of the right upper arm. He was put on Plaster of Paris (POP) and was given medicines. Livingstone’s hand is now OK and he is back in school and able to play with other children… in the photo he shows off the hand that had broken.