To contribute to socio-economic
empowerment of kidney patients, vulnerable people in both rural and urban
communities through lobbying, advocacy, capacity building, access to affordable
treatment and drugs for attainment of decent livelihoods.
To play a leading role in developing and
facilitating the provision of adequate and affordable dialysis, medical
healthcare, transplant surgery and drugs/medication.
Membership is at a minimal fee. The members stand to benefit from any donations
given to the Foundation.
of the Public
These include Professionals,
relatives and well wishers. Professionals can be used as Resource persons for
Workshops in the areas of their expertise. Membership is at a minimal fee. Members are not restricted as to the number of other bodies they can
join. They are free to join any other Organization that can benefit them.
The Corporate Members may
sponsor Foundation activities. Membership is at a fee.
Foundation is based and run according to Christian Principles which are part and
parcel of its Constitution. Members of the Board and Committee are upright
persons in Society wishing to advance the well being of kidney and Lupus patients, and
members. it also through various activities seeks to address both Kidney and
The Foundation was founded by a Patient who underwent dialysis for a period of 6
½ years. She got into Renal failure as a result of
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
She underwent all the turmoil. Financial\Economical, psychological, emotional,
nutritional and on her last leg her very life was threatened as she grappled for
life in an ICU ward on a life support system, All dialysis accesses had failed.
She then started bleeding from all openings in her body and her body began
swelling. Due to lupus her body lost its clotting function. The bleeding
continued and urgent blood transfusion was required.
An appeal by
a leading Local Radio Station, Kiss 100 for blood (B+) saved her life. She had
required 10 pints. The public response was overwhelming. Next came the
appeal for a much needed kidney which would give her a new lease of life. Many
people gave moral support and engaged in prayer together with the staff of the
Radio Station. That is why prayer is a major component in the Foundation.
She however left for India without a donor as the person they had banked on
pulled out on the last day. More prayers and a donor was found and sent to India
. A successful transplant took place and from then hence forth, the patient has
never looked back in trying to get assistance for those traveling the long weary
journey. Many people urged her to form a body that would look into issues
affecting kidney patients and she did having gone thro the experience herself.
That is how the Foundation was born. The founder is now the Executive Director
of Kenya Kidney and Lupus Foundation