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Safari Doctors- Making The Journey For Change

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February 07, 2018

Umra Omar

THE STORY:

Safari Doctors was registered as a community-based organization in Lamu, Kenya in

2015. The dedicated team of 9 staff and medical volunteers work tirelessly to provide healthcare services where otherwise there would be none. The indigenous Aweer and Bajuni communities number around 20,000 people and live within the archipelago and on the mainland near the border with Somalia. They suffer from neglect and insecurity. The presence of Al-Shabaab militants in the surrounding area and

an ongoing military operation have impeded their access to healthcare. Safari Doctors’ vision is to have thriving communities in remote settings, with adequate access to affordable health solutions and improved livelihoods.


• We reach up to 800 patients every month across 8 villages.

• Child immunizations are up 40%, skin conditions are down 30%,

communicable diseases have halved, double the number of expectant mothers are

visiting clinics for antenatal appointments, demand for contraception has tripled and

the number of girls undergoing FGM has reduced by around 10%.


The Safari Doctors team is the recipient of the UN in Kenya's United Nations Person of the Year 2017 award. 


Umra Omar was born on Pate Island in the Lamu archipelago, and raised in Kenya. She went on to earn degrees from two prestigious American universities. After completing graduate school and working in Washington, D.C., Umra decided cubicle life was not for her. She returned to Lamu to explore her purpose and learned about a life-saving medical aid project that had been abandoned because of security concerns. In 2015, she launched Safari Doctors. Umra was selected a CNN Hero in 2016 for her work. She won an Africa Leaders 4 Change award, was featured in Business Daily’s Top40Under40 Women, and was nominated for the most influential person of African descent by MIPAD, in 2017.

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To This Fundraiser

$58,411

MONEY RAISED
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  • HAL GILLESPIE

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Syeda Sherazi

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Felecia Buckner

    $25

  • Dan

    $50

  • Sofia H

     

  • Mahamadou Tandia

    $20

  • Sally Hornaday

    $50

  • Sadie Tolson

    $300

  • Shelley Smith

    $100

  • Charles Cohn

    $25

  • Janet Moss

    $2,500

  • Janet Moss

    $1,500

  • Laura

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $150

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  • Pat and Ren Kelley

     

  • Wacu Ndirangu

    $100

  • Davidson Family

     

  • Imran and Rakeela Khan

     

  • Kathryn Garr

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Hal

     

  • Sherri Franklin

    $250

  • RPA Inc.

    $250

  • Pily & Ricky

    $50

  • Jamal

    $333

  • SANJAYA NEPAK

     

  • Kathleen Klineman

    $200

  • The Senat Family

    $463.12

  • Pat Calarco

    $250

  • Ron Santos

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Franci Lu

    $25

  • Lucille Drake

    $25

  • Shuja Talath

    $25

  • Ezekiel Odeyemi

    $500

  • Barbara Nelson

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Vicki and Gordon

    $75

  • Carlos and Eva Rodriguez

    $25

  • Green Hedges 1st grade

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Robert and Maureen Simoneau

    $100

  • D. Rossi

    $50

  • Kelsey Nauta

    $25

  • Abby Scott

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Cheryl Geigle

    $50

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    $100

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  • Stephen Austin

    $25

  • Michael C. Shannon

    $250

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  • Nancy Gibson

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  • The Fragerinis

    $50

  • Sinnarkar Family

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  • Dr. Joslyn Baxter

    $25

  • Alice Ko

    $20

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  • Ingrid Rhinehart

     

  • Deborah Butt

     

  • lisa garrison

    $100

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  • Jim & Tina Smeenge

    $100

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  • Nancy Dorn and Carol Verga

    $200

  • Kudzu Antiques

    $500

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  • Deena and Michael Baker

    $500

  • Patricia C White

    $25

  • Pauline Maina

    $100

  • Anonymous

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  • Darien and Mariah

    $500

  • Pesto

    $50

  • cherian mathai

    $30

  • Edgar Martinez

    $25

  • Daria

     

  • The EOS Foundation Trust

     

  • tamara

     

  • Afsin Toparlak

    $25

  • Deus Valentine

    $100

  • Knäcke

    $25

  • Diane

     

  • Wayne Rhinehart

    $50

  • Michael Wagner

    $25

  • wendy phillips

    $100

  • Dee Anne Hudak

     

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The Team: $58,411 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Umra Omar

Amount Raised

$57,478

Fundraiser Title

Samia Omar

Amount Raised

$933

Donor Comments

Dee Anne Hudak

Dee Anne Hudak

2 months ago

wendy phillips

wendy phillips

DONATION: $100

In memory of my mother, Billie Moore who died on January 29, 2018. Godspeed. 2 months ago

Michael Wagner

Michael Wagner

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Wayne Rhinehart

Wayne Rhinehart

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Diane

Diane

Bless all who do this mission 1 year ago

Knäcke

Knäcke

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Deus Valentine

Deus Valentine

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Afsin Toparlak

Afsin Toparlak

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

tamara

tamara

Reina Bentz 1 year ago

The EOS Foundation Trust

The EOS Foundation Trust

1 year ago