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Backpacks for Nurses and Kenya Wildlife Services Rescue.

A series of surprising coincidences allowed a small miracle to happen.   We managed to find 64 bright yellow backpacks through Sierra Trading Post at a price we could afford. These were shipped into Nanyuki Kenya in near record time thanks to Tropic Air Kenya who managed and payed customs and delivery.  KWS got 14 and CHAT received 50 backpacks for the visiting nurses and FP counselors. Thank you Tropic Air Kenya!

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CHAPS has Guidestar Silver ranking.

Chaps is now designated Silver Rating by Guidestar.  We are looking at moving up to a aGold rating but at present it would require us to spend significant funds on an accounting audit.  Should we find a volunteer who can audit our very simple books we will revisit the question.  In the mean time those funds will be spent in support of family planning.

What we do

CHAPS provides direct funding to remote clinics that have proven to be effective in their environment. These clinics receive only small amounts of funding from large programs and we endeavor to fill in the gaps. You may direct your donations to one of the following categories of funding:  Family Planning, general healthcare, clinic operations, unrestricted funds.

Family planning 

Family planning is one of the most critical needs for remote communities to survive and thrive.  By choosing to space their children 3-5 years apart it is possible for the whole family to survive the devastating droughts that regularly sweep the north of Kenya. Read More


Simien Mountains Mobile Medical Service (SMMMS)

SMMMS is a clinic that has begun operation in remote Northern Ethiopia.  They have 7 clinics scattered through the remote region and also send out backpack nurses.  CHAPS funded the training of their15 midwives to be certified to provide reversible Family Planning.  This is a classic example of how a small amount of funds; properly placed, can make a huge difference.  For $6000 all 15 midwives have been certified for Family Planning including the travel and living costs while taking the course at Gondor University.  This new skill will be in operation for the next 20 years.

The next goal is Basic Emergency Obstetrics and Neonatal Care (BEmONC) certification for all of the midwives and the equipment needed to provide the emergency care.  Total cost would be about $25,000 to cover 8 clinics. 


Non-Profit Information

CHAPS is a US approved 501(c)3 nonprofit.  
Our EIN number is 


CHAPS is dedicated to easing poverty and suffering by supporting mobile clinics and remote healthcare providers in northern Kenya. 

"Any one can make a difference.  Everyone should try." John F. Kennedy


SMMMS backpack nurse with new backpack