Oral Health Care in Kenya





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: USA

Location: Coronado

Total Budget: $30,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health

We have identified a need for improved Oral Hygiene in the village of Engacura in Nakuru County of the Republic of Kenya. It is located 189 kilometers away from Nairobi. The main concern is that in this village of 1723 persons, there is very little dental care. The objective is to teach two people in the village how to care for their teeth so that others can care for their teeth too. Poor oral hygiene is common in remote villages. They do not have toothbrushes, toothpaste, nor floss. This project falls into two of the six Rotary Foundation Areas of focus. It will help with dental disease prevention, for teeth and gums. And also for maternal health and child health. Gum disease causes premature births. The remoteness of this village does not allow for proper oral health care. This project could help a small village with a small effort. A small team of dental professionals will go to Kenya and teach several people proper oral hygiene with toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss. There will be ongoing oral hygiene instruction for the future. If possible, emergency extractions can be performed by the dentist on the team.

Primary Host Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Coronado

Primary Contact: Suzanne Popp

Email: smmpopp@yahoo.com

Primary International Partner

District: 4195

Rotary Club of: Mérida

Primary Contact: Cesar Gordillo Mena

Email: cesarmgordillom@gmail.com

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





District 5340 DDF





District 4195 DDF





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Philippe Lamoise

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Cesar Gordillo Mena

System Entry: Pledge of by Cesar Gordillo Mena of the Rotary Club of Mérida, District 4195.

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