Humanitarian Projects

Heart to Heart: Donating Another Heart Monitor

Muranga District Hospital receives its first heart monitor.

On the 13th of February, Triple Gem Society donated a multipurpose heart monitor to Muranga Hospital along with other essential life saving equipment. Bhante Wimala presented the machine to the medical director of the hospital and it was immediately put to good use! This District Hospital, which conducts all kinds of surgical procedures, has never had the luxury of such equipment to monitor patient safety during an operation. The medical director and all the other doctors present to receive the heart monitor were extremely exited to have the life saving machine.   full story...

Thirty-five Homes for the Homeless in Kenya

In November of 2008 we were able to finish 25 homes in Molo, Kenya for those who were driven out of their villages by political violence. The project had started in September of 2008 and I was able to return in November to personally see most of the houses we sponsored.  We are currently building 10 more homes and I hope to continue to build as many as possible.   full story...

Food for 250 Refugee Families

After driving in mud and on dirt roads for a while we arrived at a refugee camp. What I saw was shocking and it made me sad. We had traveled about 200 km from the capital, Nairobi, and were in the Molo district of Kenya. This area was the most effected by the political violence which rendered thousands of families homeless.   full story...

More Medical Equipment Donated

David Schouela from Cambridge, MA joined Bhante Wimala on his November, 2007 visit to Kenya. David shared his experience of distributing medical equipment in Kenya with Bhante Wimala in a recent article:   full story...

Fifty Computers to Schools in Kenya

In today's world computer skills are more and more an essential skill. Many who have no opportunity to have computer training are left behind in our technologically advancing world, especially the students of so called third world countries which include many African countries.   full story...

Donating More Medical Equipment

Loreshow health clinic is located in one of the poorest areas of Nairobi suburbs. On the side of the main building a few forty foot containers attached together provide extra space needed for the medical staff and the patients.   full story...

Container of Wheelchairs to Africa

In our last newsletter we informed you about our ongoing work with disabled people in Africa. Over the last few years, my interactions with these people, as well as the information I learned from disabled associations and health officers, has help me a great deal to understand the severity and complexity of these problems. Unofficial statistics paint a grim picture of the lives of these unfortunate people.   full story...

Healthcare for the Poor

Imagine how it would feel if you were to be sick and could not get medical care and you had to suffer day after day for a long period of time because you don't have money to pay for medicine. There are so many people on this planet who cannot afford medical care, the fee for doctors, money for medicine, a hospital stay or transportation to health care centers and so on.   full story...

School Renovation Project in Nairobi

A year ago I visited the Loreshow Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya. When I first entered the classrooms it was a big surprise. The roof was leaking, ceilings were falling down and there were pot holes on the floor. It not only looked bad it looked dangerous. As I toured the school, one room after the another, they all looked the same.   full story...

It Touched My Heart

As you know I make several visits to Africa each year in order to participate in essential humanitarian projects. In April 2007 I spent a week in Kenya visiting rural villages and towns assisting those who are in need. We donated 10 more wheelchairs this time which were sponsored by Buddhist Mahavihara of Malaysia. There are many experiences that touch me deeply as I tread the paths less traveled or those that have not been traveled at all by international humanitarian organizations.   full story...