Muna works for Orian Outreach, an organization that trains expecting and lactating mothers in formal and informal across Kenya by inviting professions to enlighten them on matters health, feeding and basic information apart from what is offered by specialists in hospitals.
The four programs under the organization include; Speaker series, Teenage pregnancy which is rampant in Kenya, Community outreach where mums give back to the women in marginalized areas, Support groups for single dads and parents with children with special needs.
During a pilot project in Kora Community to give back the gift of warmth during the floods, Orian noticed a big gap and partnered with Red Cross Kenya and now is on a mission to build washrooms for needy homesteads and classrooms in Kajiado County
LIMAU Cancer Connection
After losing her mom to breast cancer two years ago. Nancy’s life took a paradigm shift and decided to dedicate her life helping families impacted by cancer, have a resource platform where they form meaningful friendships through online and offline cancer support groups. The organization has been advocating for free cancer treatment for cancer patients as well as collected over 21,000 signatures on Zero rating for cancer drugs. In addition, it has held cancer forums around the country and always reaching out to that hopeless patient, to be that lemonade.
To date, the organization has over 3000 cancer patients and their caregivers across the country. Donations of over 2500 knitted prostheses have been issued to women who have been wearing socks, rugs, toilet papers and cabbage leaves. These boobies have restored their self-confidence as well as their dignity.
Nancy shuttles between the US and Kenya, collecting yarn donations to enable Limau Cancer Connection knit more boobies. The organization has created economic empowerment opportunities for patients to afford money for their treatment while they are recovering.
Because of Limau – many cancer patients’ lives have been saved and transformed. Limau has connected patients with free mastectomies, negotiated treatment plans with doctors and even connected them with funding to help them.
Limau bridges the gap between the government and the local citizen who survive on a $1 a day. Limau helps the beneficiaries create a lemonade out of the lemons that Cancer gives them, hence naming the organization “LIMAU Cancer Connection– meaning lemons in Swahili. Nancy is also the secretary of Africa integrated cancer network.