We know you value healthcare for all humans.  

Join us!  For the 4th Annual Jambo Kids Gala Dinner
Thursday, November 3rd

Thank you for your support and generosity.


In the Fall of 2013, the Jambo Kids Foundation successfully installed and opened a model healthcare clinic—the Jambo Kids Clinic.  Now in our fourth year, we’re planning an upward expansion on the existing building to provide comprehensive health and wellness services for women.  More information about the expansion can be found in our 2014 and 2015 Annual Report, click below.


Jambo Kids Foundation and YOU contribute to a healthy future for Lamu including improving both the health and education for the citizens of Lamu Island, part of the Kenyan coastline. Lamu is a chain of 7 islands covering 3,000 square miles. It is home to nearly 100,000 people, 50% of whom are children. And while Lamu Old Town is 800 years old and designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and called “the oldest and best preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa,” it is poor. Healthcare opportunities are minimal.

Lamu, Kenya General Health Statistics

  • Maternal mortality is nearly 1,000 per 100,000 births compared to 360 for Kenya as a whole. In the U.S. that rate is 21.
  • Infant mortality is 72 per 1,000. Children under 5 mortality is 123 per 1,000.  In the U.S. the rates are 6 and 8 respectively.
  • Most Lamu residents live at least 3 miles from the hospital which can only be reached by foot or donkey.
  • Life expectancy is 57 years.

According to a report from the Ministry of Planning and National Development, Lamu suffers from a shortage of medicine and equipment, lack of cooperation among health care providers, and corruption, all of which adversely affect the health of the people of Lamu.

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Jambo Kids Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit registered in the state of New Mexico.

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