When Give Us Wings arrived in Nyaoga, Kenya and Kayoro, Uganda, we found communities struggling to survive. Both communities are isolated and there were no medical clinics within walking distance. As a result, people weren’t able to access health care. Children weren’t given immunizations, mothers-to-be did not receive pre-natal care and they delivered their babies at home. The people were suffering from a variety of diseases and conditions including, malaria, typhoid, HIV/AIDS, hookworm and schitotosomiasis, to name a few. The poor health of the people made it difficult for men and women to go to work to support their families and for the children to attend school. The well-being of the communities was being threatened because there was no health care available.