The Compassion Network

The Compassion Network is a cooperative of small local groups. Membership of the co-operative entitles the groups to receive training and support by Compassion CBO. Compassion CBO helps members of the network to write their constitutions and register with the Kenyan Government, which then enables them to receive small loans and grants.
Each member group subscribes to a common ethos of supporting the rights of women in the community and working together to fight poverty.
The network includes groups with a wide range of interests from all different parts of society from people working in the same area, such as flower growers, to groups of HIV+ people, Women's Groups, Cancer Survivor Groups and many more.

Membership of the network is free.

Gertrude's Clinic

Gertrudes Clinic

Gertrude's Clinic is an outreach programme of Gertrude's Children's Hospital, Muthaiga - providing a well baby clinic, immunisations, ante-natal care, a TB clinic, HIV+ treatment, and support, family planning and outpatient care. Compassion CBO uses the clinic for referrals for for those infected with HIV AIDS.

The clinic is based at Runda Bapist Church, Githogoro and was founded in 2002 as an outreach programme by Gertrude's Children's Hospital, Muthaiga. The hospital pays the wages of the two nurses, clinical officer, social worker, counsellor, pharmaceutical technician, and receptionist who work at the clinic. The Clinic also receives food and equipment upgrades.

The clinic offers a well baby clinic, immunisations, ante-natal care, a TB clinic, HIV+ treatment, and support, family planning and outpatient care.
The clinic also runs a support group for those infected with HIV where they educate HIV+ people, caregivers and members of the community.
Family planning services are also provided free of charge.

Compassion CBO uses the clinic for referrals for for those infected with HIV AIDS and helps with the support groups.

The Garden

Gertrude's Clinic Garden

Behind the clinic there is a demonstration garden, where vegetables are grown to teach HIV+/TB patients how to grow nutritious food. The vegetables from the garden are also given freely to help supplement diets.