Philanthropy for the poor in Kenya

Over the last half a century, Mrs Gulzaar Popat has worked tirelessly, engaging in charitable and philanthropic activities; virtually at all major institutions in Kenya. From Kenyatta National Hospital to Mama Ngina Childrens Home among other charitable institutions, her mission was to be involved in selfless acts largely geared at alleviating the plight of the less fortunate.

Recently, one of Mrs Gulzaar’s dreams finally came to fruition, with the opening of a KShs25 million Mrs Gulzaar Popat general practice medical facility at the Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital in Loresho.The purpose built facility, fully sponsored by Mrs Gulzaar and her family led by Kenya’s motor trade father Mr AbdulKarim Popat, will be opening its doors ready to serve thousands of Kenyans.

The facility which is a partnership project in conjunction with the Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital is expected to directly help less fortunate families living around Nairobi’s Uthiru, Kangemi and Loresho suburbs while supplementing the government efforts in providing health care.

Lions Eye Hospital Board of Management Chairman Dr S.P Amin said the initiative will help the financially constrained Kenyans, and will supplement Government efforts in providing health care to the less fortunate members of the society. The partnership between Lions Eye Hospital and the Popat family in putting up the general medical clinic that will run as a day care facility in Loresho, is a much needed gesture.

The medical clinic is expected to help the needy and poor patients, by providing them with high-quality care at highly-subsidised costs and free to those who cannot afford.The medical clinic is as a result of the Lions realising that even after putting up the leading eye hospital in the country; still the magnitude of diseases in Kenya presented a challenge to the country given the growing population, inadequate infrastructure, low per capita income and an aging population.

Currently, when those financially constrained Kenyans living in and around Kangemi and Uthiru get sick or injured, the only affordable facility available in the area is the government dispensary at Kangemi.  Most of the times, this facility is outstretched by the high number of patients seeking treatment there.

Your philanthropic dream can come true just like Mrs Gulzaar Popat’s !


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