Imagine giving birth in a bush. Unfortunately, this just happens to be an all too familiar story for underprivileged women in rural Kenya.

One lady from the Chakama District was recently faced with this reality, as there is no adequate transport or hospital facilities nearby. Upon giving birth in this state, mother and baby were transported on the back of a motorbike to hospital.

 

Another lady in the village was in distress as labour had not progressed after a long time. She too was taken to the hospital via motorbike, clinging on for dear life for over an hour’s ride! 

 

These are the lucky ones who our ground team manage to rescue via their motorbikes! It is clearly time to remedy this dire situation.

 

BCT has purchased and is in process of converting a bus into an emergency ambulance in rural Kenya, which will aid transport of villagers who are sick or mothers going into labour, and need to get the hospital quickly. 

The process of fabricating a bus into a fully functioning ambulance which can transport patients with ease, will be lifesaving to the many who are otherwise helpless and stranded when trying to reach medical assistance.

The cost of customising the bus is just short of £12,000 of which £1000 has been raised so far. All funds will be used to cover the initial cost of the vehicle, fabrication and maintenance.

If you would like to donate towards this worthy cause, please click the “donate” button or follow this link.

Any amount, small or large, will go a long way in bettering the lives of hundreds of men, women and children, currently having to make extraordinary efforts just to reach the nearest hospital.

"My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt."
William Blake