Jeremia. I first met Jeremia in 2015 when I visited him at the home of his uncle in Wamba. A few months previously he had been out with the family goats and he was found a few days later collapsed in a heap. There were conflicting stories as to what had happened, but Jeremia was left without the use of his arms or legs. We took him to the local hospital and after checks they recommended he was taken to Nairobi to have his severe medical issues diagnosed. Wamba Community Trust paid for the trip for Jeremia and his uncle and the medical fees. Sadly he was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Since then we have paid for him to receive regular physiotherapy at the local hospital and to have a healthy diet, and bought him a wheelchair. However his uncle who he lived with couldn’t cope with looking after him and Jeremia became very thin and weak. In 2018, Divine Providence was selected as an appropriate boarding school for Jeremia as it provided a clean caring environment to learn and receive treatment to enable his short life to be as happy as possible. But sadly in 2019 he had an accident and broke his leg and stayed in hospital for many months before being transferred to Huruma Childrens Home in Wamba. The home is for orphaned and abandoned children with learning and physical disabilities. On my last visit in February 2020 Jeremia seemed happy and settled and Wamba Community Trust continues to support Jeremia by contributing to his care costs.
We have funded the treatment for 14 children with different medical needs including a life changing operation for Naramet to have a large growth removed from her upper lip.
We have paid for a three wheeled motorbike to be built for a disabled man, paid for calipers and shoes to be made for two disabled women, paid for a young mum with HIV to be discharged from hospital after giving birth and funded an HIV/AIDS awareness training course for young people.
In 2018 we worked in Partnership with Wamba Community Health Volunteers to provide 12 community toilets and tip taps for 4 different communities in Wamba.