It started off with a dream of experiencing a medical system in an underdeveloped location.
I was lucky enough to go to the rural villages near Machakos, Kenya. Two of my friends and I spent four weeks at the Mutitu Dispensary assisting the lone nurse in providing basic medical treatments and prescriptions to over 1,000 patients during our stay.
Living with our host family proved to be the best part of the experience for myself. Being welcomed as a part of their community and seeing first hand how different their everyday lives are from mine has allowed me to gain a true appreciation for all I have. I am still in contact with my host parents and the nurse we worked with.
I want to thank Cosmic Volunteers for allowing my dream to become a reality.
Julie Steffler (Canada)
Medical Volunteer in Machakos, Kenya