Veronika Lineberry has a place in our hearts. She also has a very real place in the lives of HIV patients in Dandora, Kenya. Last year, donations in her name raised $16,000 to help feed 400 people for a year. The food supplements medication and without it many would die. It costs $1.33 to feed each patient for a month. This provides them with a bag of corn flour and a bottle of oil. With more, we could do more. This year, our goal is to raise $30,000. With this, patients will receive flour and oil twice a month plus a ration of beans and sugar once a month. It's not much, but for the 400 patients who depend on the compassion of people half a world away, it's everything. Honor Veronika's legacy. Create one of your own. Please donate generously.
Veronika Lineberry Manzella was determined to make a difference when she saw a video about the struggles, despair and plight of the people of Dandora, Kenya. She set out to raise funds for the Brother Andre Dispensary and the Voluntary Counseling and Testing Clinic in Africa. In 2007, following Veronika’s untimely passing, the people of Dandora dedicated the VCT Clinic in her honor and renamed it "Veronika’s Place."
HIV/AIDS killed 1.6 million people in Africa in 2007. According to UNAIDS, the annual number of AIDS deaths continues to rise in Kenya, approximately 150,000 deaths per year. Dandora is one of the world’s worst slums.
Situated in Nairobi, Kenya, Dandora is plagued with pollution, poverty, crime, malnutrition, and HIV/AIDS.
It is the goal of Veronika’s Place to offer the necessary treatment, counseling, and education to Dandora’s people. Since the opening of Veronika’s Place, the clinic has expanded their services, helping four to five times as many people on a daily basis. One of the most important services now provided is food distribution, enabling patients to receive much needed nutrition. Our objective is to distribute flour, sugar, oil, beans, etc. from a monthly to a weekly basis. Nutrition is an essential part of the health and care of the 2,000 patients at Veronika’s Place.
1962 – 2007
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