Kumi Community Foundation
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By helping others to help themselves
The Kumi Comminity Foundation was started in 2002 by Elspeth Robinson who first went to Kumi Hospital in Uganda as a Physiotherapist. She has continued visiting for about 10 weeks every year and now her fund supports many individuals with disabilities and malnourishment who are living in extreme poverty in remote areas in the bush.
Harriet leads the team which continues with the activities whilst Elspeth returns to the UK to raise funds.
How We Help
It Starts With the Will to Make a Difference
The Kumi Community Foundation outreach team identifies individuals in the community and selects those who are in most need. The children may require admission to the Nutrition Unit due to malnourishment or funding for surgery such as orthopaedic or plastic surgery. The families can rest assured that the child will have the best available care without concerns of payment.
Many people with disabilities are destined to live a life of immobility and hopelessness. They are very grateful when they are equipped with special seating, wheelchairs, prosthetics or tricycles which may give them the opportunity for a new life of education and future employment. However this project also needs to provide follow up care, artificial limbs need replacing, wheelchairs need mending. The foundation enables them to have replacement or repairs as and when necessary.