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"I was absolutely thrilled to see all the equipment that arrived and how it was all distributed. It was such an incredible feat that the whole community of Bura had gotten together to do this. Mary Kilei is to be commended for all her organization and coordination in getting these diverse
groups of people together to accomplish this. The people in Bura who worked on this were just wonderful!!

Each school had children greeting us, singing, and showing off their new libraries made with the books we sent. It was such a joy that I wish all of GNBA could have been there—this is what sister villages are all about--.The ceremony was so much fun and everyone was so thankful…and there were several requests for more!"
—Sue Crawford

The Greater Newburyport-Bura Alliance
has coordinated a project to equip several clinics in the Bura, Taita area.

The project will provide 4 clinics in the Bura area with much needed equipment: patient beds and exam tables, lights, desks, medicine cabinets, crutches, wheelchairs, supplies, medical books and laboratory equipment. The clinics receiving equipmant are Bura Mission Clinic, Bura Station Clinic, Saighaihu Clinic and Mwatate Clinic. The medical equipment was cleaned, fixed, and palletized and wrapped for shipping by our group and was loaded on a forty foot container with the donated books from the book project and sent by sea to the port of Mombasa, Kenya. The container has cleared customs and is now en route to Taita, for distribution to the facilities in Bura. The people of Bura are anxiously awaiting this and it will improve the quality of health care for our sisters and brothers there.

Members of the GNBA have also traveled to Bura to help build two new clinics. Along with residents and members of the Mwengere group in Bura, we formed bricks, passed stones and helped build the walls of the future clinics. It was a wonderful community event in which Americans from our group and Kenyans from Bura all worked together singing and becoming friends. In the future, when these clinics are built, we hope to do another project

Volunteers from the GNBA has also volunteer regularly with IMEC sorting, cleaning, and packaging medical supplies, loading pallets and shrink wrapping to help complete projects for other developing countries in Asia, Central America and Europe.

If you are interested in joining us for a volunteer “packing day”, contact our IMEC liaison, Sue Crawford.