Cargo Human Care: Help, Medical Care and Education in Kenya
Lufthansa Cargo employees partner together with German doctors to help KenyansSeptember 06th, 2018
Cargo Human Care (CHC) is a charitable organization founded in May 2007 by Lufthansa Cargo employees together with doctors from Germany, with the aim of providing a very direct help for the poorest people in Kenya. Medical care and education are the pillars of its commitment.
Lufthansa Cargo has supported this project right from the start and provides flight tickets for doctors and free transport capacities for medical equipment among other things.
Today the organization runs a children’s home for 120 orphans, a medical center where 50 German doctors work on a regular basis, and a young people’s home that offers vocational training. CHC can count on 560 members, provides 2,000 treatments every month in the medical center and the donations are increasing every year.
The over 200 sponsorships are one of the most important pillars for the development of the organization. Through their regular donations, the sponsors enable solid, reliable school and career training and medical care for the children, teenagers and young people. They also ensure educational institutions with good quality standards, extracurricular assistance and support by social workers, as well as medical care for those with chronic illnesses.
The Mothers’ Mercy Home (MMH) is a children’s home for orphans in Kianjogu, in the north of Nairobi. It was founded in 2001 by women of the Anglican Church, and CHC added a new building in 2008, providing a home for 120 orphans.
The Cargo Human Care Medical Centre was opened in 2009 to provide a medical care service to people in need. There is also a laboratory and a pharmacy. 50 specialist doctors from Germany regularly volunteer at the clinic, supporting a local team of twelve people.
The John Kaheni Residence, named after an MMH orphan who passed away, is a residential and educational center for 18- to 24-year-olds, opened in late November 2015.
The training activities are coordinated by CHC social workers and external trainers. The development of personal skills, communication coaching, career orientation and interview training, coordination of internships and IT knowledge are very important elements. Other projects include a home for the children of incarcerated mothers, the building of wells and sustainable infrastructure, raising funds and providing aid in the fight against hunger.