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Empowering Lives in Kenya-The Chebaiywa Clinic
Authors
Paul Cassleman, Burt LaFountain, Brian Newkirk and Akbar Thobhani
Abstract
In the small western Kenya community of Kipkaren, the faith-based Empowering Lives International ran a clinic offering basic medical care. In early 2009, David Tarus reflected on the development of his organization, its role in the community, and the mission he and his colleagues served, while keeping the recent mandate from the organization’s board in mind: making the clinic financially sustainable.
Learning Objective
To illustrate options facing a health clinic seeking financial sustainability; depict attendant tensions with its mission and community role; and introduce healthcare in a rural African setting.
Could be taught in the following course(s)
global entrepreneurship, strategy