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  • Now the Endonyolasho Clinic Is Truly Their Own


    By most counts, five years isn’t a long time to stay in one place. But when Alabaster came to Endonyolasho, the goal was never to stay long. Though our teams and you, Alabaster’s supporters, have grown to love the people in this special community, we knew all along that successful, empowering partnership would be reflected […]

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  • Partnership means listening, and building


    Providing help to developing countries can bring up difficult questions. What kind of help provides lasting change in a way that honors and respects culture? What is the difference between empowering and enabling? Part of the complexity comes because these questions are answered differently with each project and in each community. That’s why partnership is […]

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  • Building a Place Dedicated to the Health, and Future, of a Community


    The power of mobile health care, like what Alabaster Mobile Clinic provides, is that it eliminates barriers between people and the care they need. Distance and culture are two of the most obvious barriers it overcomes. Bringing care close to people means they have easier access, and that health providers learn about needs and customs […]

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  • This is What Reaching Isolated Communities Looks Like


    Alabaster started with a call to go to the furthest places. Kenya was certainly far from Alabaster’s base in the U.S., where Shannon, its founder, and most of its other leadership and team members are based. But “far” meant more than the number of miles covered by plane. It was – and still is – […]

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  • Celebrating Five Years, and a Bright Future


    This summer marks five years since our first trip to Kenya is 2012. That means we’re celebrating here at Alabaster! And we hope you’ll join us. As we prepare to send our sixth team to Kenya, you’re invited to look back at our journey – where we went, who we met and what we’ve learned. […]

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  • Putting the Endonyolasho Clinic on the Map


    The Endonyolasho First Aid Clinic that you helped to build has been standing for about two years. Now, we’re on the map. The Kenya Ministry of Health map, to be specific. The image above is taken from the new Kenya Master Health Facility List website, an effort that categorizes all officially registered clinics and dispensaries […]

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  • Wheelbarrows, Motorbikes, Backs: Bringing Care Closer to Those We Love


    There is a story that’s told about a woman who came to one of Alabaster’s first clinics in Endonyolasho. She was so old and frail that she was unable to walk from her boma (homestead) to the school, where the clinic was held. So, men from the community lifted her into a wheelbarrow and carried […]

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  • Sharing what life looks like through students’ eyes


      It was a busy fall for folks in Alabaster Mobile Clinic. With the help of a handful of committed volunteers, we launched our very first series of photo exhibits featuring photos taken by students in Kenya. With your generosity at these special events, nearly $2,500 was raised to invest in an ambu-bike for the […]

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  • We Have So Much To Share With You


    We can’t believe it’s already the middle of March. That means we’re only 4 months away from our annual summer trip to Kenya! It also means we haven’t shared on this blog with you, our friends and partners — the ones who make all of this work possible — in nearly six months. There has […]

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  • Kenya Partner Spotlight: Meet Stanley


    Alabaster team members love building relationships with Kenyan healthcare providers. These partners teach our teams about their communities and how to provide care in remote communities, and they always end up being such good friends. This year, we met Stanley. His posting in Shompole, a neighboring community to Endonyolasho, started in December. Around that time, […]

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