Alongside the new sourcing initiative, we have donated £30k to help fund a Graduate Nursing Programme at a community hospital in Naivasha, Kenya. This has allowed struggling graduate nurses to find employment and training around increased patient care.
In turn, the programme delivers a much needed improvement in the maternity service available to the flower growing communities around Naivasha where the nurse to patient ratio is as high as 60:1.
Lucy Karanja spent six months on the programme. “It gave me the chance to see things I had only read about in books,” she says. “It’s given me confidence and challenged me to do greater things for my community.”