Kenya - Tenwek

Update on Donations for Tenwek Hospital 

In early February, a fire broke out at Tenwek Hospital. Thankfully no one was hurt, but the damage was severe. With your help, Southwestern Medical Clinic Foundation will match donations up to $10,000 to help the hospital rebuild and regain the space and equipment that was lost. So far nearly $4,000 has been given. If you would like to help, we are still accepting donations until April 30. Please designate your support to go to the “Kenya Fire Campaign”. 




Or mail checks to:
Southwestern Medical Clinic Foundation
2550 Meadowbrook Rd
Benton Harbor, MI 49022


Tragic Fire at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya

On Friday, February 9, 2018, a fire began in the kitchen of Tenwek hospital in Kenya. It quickly spread throughout the rest of the building which housed the wound ward; offices for statistics, visiting staff, research, and social work; as well as the laundry and equipment sterilization rooms.

hospital fire damageAfter a couple of hours and manpower, the fire was put out. Thankfully, there were no reported injuries or deaths.

This hospital wing will need to be rebuilt so it can be used to continue serving the local people of Kenya. With limited money and resources, the Tenwek hospital staff is in need of your prayers and support.

Southwestern Medical Clinic Foundation has established a fund to give toward supporting the rebuilding efforts and will match $1 for each dollar given up to $10,000. 

If you would like to contribute, please use one of the means below and designate your support to go to the “Kenya Fire Campaign”.



Or mail checks to:
Southwestern Medical Clinic Foundation
2550 Meadowbrook Rd
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

A New Resident Hall at Tenwek

We began in January 2014 doubling our trainees in housing space. By January 2015 we will not be able to accept new residents into our programs due to lack of space.Tenwek House Drawing

We are currently training doctors in the following areas:

  • Family Practice Residents = 6
  • General Surgery Res. = 10
  • Orthopedic Surgery Res. = 10
  • Medical Students = 12
  • Interns = 16
  • Visiting Students = 10

We have exceeded the capacity of the new housing that we built just three years ago! We are thrilled with the growth God has brought, but we face a challenge to construct housing for the expanded group of students.

This new facility will house 44 doctors in training and should meet our needs for many years to come.

Our estimated budget for this important project is $800,000. This will include two separate three-story buildings, and will have some small apartments for married residents, and dormitory-style housing for our interns and medical students.Tenwek MD Students

Please prayerfully consider what part God wants you to play in this project. This is truly an investment for the future of Africa. This will provide housing for hundreds of Christian doctors in training. These doctors will disperse into many parts of Africa following training to be salt and light. They will take the Gospel of physical and spiritual healing to some of the most needy people on earth!

We are in the process of raising funds for this need. The SWMC Foundation is offering a match for all donations up to 10.

Tenwek Housing Project Newsletter

Your generosity can make a difference.