|Westport / Aror Partnership|
Westport / Aror (Kenya) Partnership
In the past 27 years Westport / Aror Partnership has spent over €500,000 on humanitarian programmes in the Kenyan district of Aror. .
The main emphasis is on healthcare and the partnership is very proud of its development of the Aror Health Clinic which provides a wide range of medical services for the people in and around Aror, whose population is over 20,000.
The clinic is now being managed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes who took over from the Medical Missionaries of Mary in the early years of the new millennium. The sisters of both orders conservatively estimates that the health clinic and the support given to it by the partnership has saved over 4,000 lives in the last 27 years.
Founded in 1982 the Westport / Aror Partnership has enjoyed the support of the local community for its fund-raising activities. All monies raised go to Aror and there are no deductions for administrative or other costs. The partnership programmes only benefits the poorest of the poor.
The partnership is a registered charity and is now the longest established such initiative in Ireland. It has been replicated in over 20 areas in Mayo, Galway, Roscommon and Sligo and has been recognised by the Holy See for its outstanding services to the Developing World.
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Michael ó Donnell