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Fundraising and partnership in the US to build a community hospital in Kenya

Community Development And Sustainability Organization

16 Nov 2020 This opportunity is no longer available Share
16 Nov 2020 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
The selected volunteer will support us to; - Share innovative fundraising ideas - Research potential donor organizations and funding opportunities The volunteer will focus primarily on the US to research potential donors to fund the construction and operation of a community hospital in Kimaswa Kenya that will be primarily addressing maternal mortality and malnutrition in Western Kenya While online volunteers can be asked to research potential donor organizations, they will not be asked to contact individuals in their communities or approach their personal contacts. Furthermore, and to protect our organization and the volunteers against potential liability issues, volunteers will not make any funding request on behalf of our organization.
Healthcare services
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
Supporting the fight against diseases affecting the most vulnerable population group, CDS Kenya is building a not-for-profit hospital in the Kimaswa region in western Kenya. The institution located in Cheptais Sub County ,Mt.Elgon Kenya will focus in particular on the well-being of children, women, and especially mothers. As Kenya faces a high maternal and child mortality rate the not-for-profit hospital truly echoes the need of a medical facility which offers high standard treatment. The not-for-profit hospital will aim to treat all common diseases and serve a population of 100,000 to 200,000 people (depending if people crossing the border from Eastern Uganda are considered). Besides offering the full range of standard medical treatment the hospital will also operate a pharmacy and a laboratory. This makes the institution unique in the sense of its quality and diversity of services. In order to run the facilities, the hospital will rely on both local and international personnel. Services at the not-for-profit hospital are offered for free. However, a pricing model will be applied which works on a voluntary basis and takes the economic situation of the customers into account.
Volunteers: 3 needed
6-10 hours per week / 22 weeks
The volunteer must have existing experience in fundraising and partnership in the US. The volunteer must think "out of the box", results oriented, team player, dedicated to get the job done and passionate about the cause of CDS. This role is only intended for an experienced fundraiser

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