May 11, 2012
Funds from caring donors sent through the Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF) have helped two students in Kenya realize their dream.
Ever since he was a child, Francis Ngugi (pictured) dreamed about serving God as a nurse or a doctor. His dream seemed unreal, however, because Francis was an orphan and had no way to pay for medical school. When he graduated from high school his belief that God wanted him to study to be a nurse was so strong that he applied to several nursing schools in Kenya even though he had no tuition money. He was accepted by all of them. That’s when the principal of Tumutumu Nursing School, one of MBF’s medical partners, intervened. With funds from MBF, she was able to offer Francis a scholarship. Francis proved to be an excellent student and graduated from the school this Spring.
Like Francis, Rosemary Nduta has always dreamed of becoming a nurse. Without MBF scholarship funds, she would not have been able to pursue that dream. Rosemary graduated from Tumutumu Nursing School last year and has been hired by Tumutumu Hospital.
Lucy Maina’s parents are peasant farmers who were so determined to have their daughter enroll in nursing school that they sold their three cows to raise the tuition money. When that money ran out, Lucy had to drop out of school until she was awarded a scholarship from MBF funds.
MBF thanks the caring donors whose contributions made it possible for the three students above to continue their medical education. Even with scholarships, all three of them still have outstanding debt at the school. If you are interested in helping pay off their debt, please contact MBF on this website.