Get Your Tickets for the 2017 Fundraiser

November 4, 2017 (5:30 PM – 9:00 PM )

Virtues Lobby
Summa Akron City Hospital
525 E Market Street
Akron, OH 44304

What we do

Changing the world, one life at a time by providing safe, quality medical care, educational opportunities, resources and hope.

Where we help

Bonyo’s Kenya Mission serves the people of the Wanjaya Village in western Kenya.  This improvished village benefits from the programs and services the Mama Pilista Memorial Health Centre provides.

How we help

Health Care  – through the Mama Pilista Memorial Medical Centre

Education – Child Sponsorship

Spiritualy – international travel via medical mission trips

What We Have Accomplished

For 22 years, medical professionals, students and volunteers have traveled to Kenya to provide healthcare to children and adults in the impoverished Wanjaya Village of western Kenya.  Over the years, thousands of people have been given hope and a chance for a better tomorrow through Bonyo’s Kenya Mission.

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At the Mama Pilista Health Centre, we provide testing and treatment for HIV patients.  Currently, 284 HIV patients receive HIV medications and participate in an ongoing HIV support group that meets weekly at the clinic.

Bonyo’s Kenya Mission provides health insurance to approximately 120 families in the village that surrounds the clinic.  The health insurance helps protect these families from additional financial hardship.  For those with chronic health problems, the insurance provides a resource to ensure they get the medical care they need.

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – BB King.  Bonyo’s Kenya Mission knows the value of education and is helping approximately 64 children reach their full potential by sponsoring them to attend elementary and high school.  Some of our students have gone on to university and the support for them continues thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Bonyos’ Kenya Mission Child Sponsorship Program is truly making a difference one child at a time.

Our Processes

Child Sponsorship

You too can make a difference in the life of a child.  There are always opportunities to get involved with the child sponsorship program.  For as little as $400 a year you can send a child to school and provide all the necessary school supplies.

Permanent Medical Clinic

The Mama Pilista Health Centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide quality medical care to those in need.  The clinic can always use donations to help purchase necessary medical supplies and medications.

Mission Trips

Want to travel to Kenya for a cause?  We are always looking for volunteers and medical professionals who have a heart to serve and who would be interested in using their skills to help.

News

2017 Fundraiser

Please join us on November 4 from 5:30 - 9:00 pm at Virtues Lobby, Summa Akron City Hospital for our annual fundraiser.  Tickets are now on sale:  $60 each, $100 per couple. Event includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, silent auction featuring original Kenyan artwork, updates...

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Day 8

We received some saddening news upon arrival to the clinic that our child with malaria had died at 3am this morning. Malaria is a terrible illness in this part of the country; however, if it is caught early it can be treated with anti-malarial medication. Our child...

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Day 7

Today started with rounds, which included our sick male patient with pneumonia being managed with antibiotics and fluids, our child and young female with malaria, our two non-dilated pregnant women with abdominal pain and UTI, and our readmission for generalized...

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Day 6

Submitted by Julie Ronecker Today at clinic we were exposed to a variety of very serious illnesses. A dermatologist who graduated from our school joined us on the same day we saw a massive ankle infection with exposed tendons, subcuta neous tissue, and overlying...

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Day 5

Submitted by Julie Ronecker  Today we had a chance to visit Kit Mikayi, a local rock within the village that stood for "Rock of the First Wife." Our tour guide was very passionate and told us a wonderful narrative that introduced us to their culture. The history...

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Shop & Support BKM – Amazon Smile

Please shop through Amazon Smile and support Bonyo's Kenya Mission!  All you have to do is search 'Amazon Smile' instead of 'Amazon.'  You log in the same way, and SHOP!  A portion of your eligible purchases will be sent to BKM for you. If you forget to log into...

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Day 4

Saturday was spent resting and recovering from our week at clinic. Recovery days are important on medical mission trips so that we can return refreshed and rejuvenated to best help our patients. We are expecting to see close to 60-75 patients on Monday after a long...

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Backpack Collection

Bonyo's Kenya Mission is collecting backpacks.  You can drop off a gently used backpack at Dr. Bonyo's office at 1569 V. Odom Blvd. during regular office hours.  All donated backpacks will be taken to Kenya and donated to children attending a local school near the...

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Day 3

Today at clinic we saw a variety of cases that were interesting, and valued the fact that we could send for labs and receive results immediately. For example, one patient was having bloody diarrhea and we sent for a rapid s. typhi test which came back positive, and...

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Day 2

Clinic today was an eye-opening experience. We started with rounds in the morning where we met a woman who presented overnight with what appeared to be a stroke. She had a right-sided headache and a left-sided facial, lateral palsy, and extremity paralysis that...

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are interested in learning more please review the frequently asked questions.  Still need more information?  Please e-mail us at info@bonyoskenyamission.org or visit us on Facebook.

More FAQs

How can I help?

There are many ways you can get involved with Bonyo’s Kenya Mission.  You can make a donation to help cover daily expenses at the clinic, sign up to volunteer for a mission trip or become a child sponsor.  Visit the specific pages on our website for more detailed information.

When are the mission trips?

Mission trip are planned once or twice a year – generally in June and November.  If you are a medical professional or volunteer and would like to get involved please contact Dr. Bonyo directly at info@bonyoskenyamission.org

What does a child sponsorship provide?

For $400 a year, you can sponsor a child and provide what is needed for them to go to school.  Sponsorship covers school fees, school supplies (paper, pencils, pens), books, school uniforms, and medical care.

What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

Jane Goddall

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Aesop

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

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If you are interested in helping out or just want to get more information, drop us a line and we will respond to you as soon as possible