We are a private trust in Kenya that seeks to provide support to individuals and their families that are affected by a serious illness or injury.
The Trust also supports a strong network of trained carers in every way possible, from finding work within the community, to continuing with their own critical professional development.
WHAT WE DO...
We seek to provide the resources and assistance for the patient to remain in their own home and outside of residential medical care, for as long as is possible, following surgery or in terminal illness. Our primary aim is to support the Nairobi Hospice and other medical institutions in the provision of care that they cannot provide. It is the provision of support that is so often needed between medical institutions and the important love and care of family. We are built on the recognition of the need to sometimes offer an unseen hand. Often it is that small piece of help that eases the passage from one form of life to another and makes a contribution far larger than one can imagine until one needs it.
In 2009 a wonderful lady succumbed to the effects of a brain tumour. She fought very hard against terrible odds not to beat the disease, for she knew she could not, but to bring comfort to her family. This was typical of Olwen who valued contributions to society almost more highly than anything else. Throughout her life she focused on the human dimension and despite having suffered more than her fair share of problems she always sought to ease the suffering of others. Her final journey when it came would have been even less dignified but instead it became the catalyst to continue and expand those values. The Butterfly Care Trust was born to carry on that work for we feel it would be wrong to let those wonderful values fade with Olwen. There is a determination that in the short term the Trust might in some small way fill that void and just maybe one day might be able to do more than she could have done as an individual were she still here. She would have liked that idea very much.
WHAT THEY SAY...
What are our beneficiaries are saying about us?
I wish at this stage to mention the Butterfly Trust which was set up in memory of my very good friend, Olwen Owles. Her daughter, Juliet, has been wonderful in getting together a group of care nurses who are prepared to go to all parts of the country to nurse usually terminally ill patients who are then able to die with dignity in their own homes. This has been a wonderful achievement and I congratulate Juliet on her vision and kindness. Olwen would be so proud of her.
We express our sincere appriciation for supporting us with two participants during the recently concluded health care providers training.
We believe the knowledge acquired will make them better care providers.
We do look forward to your further support.
The Nairobi Hospice
It is all coming together, i am so grateful to you & you team of butterflies.
You have done good,
We are lucky to have a Butterfly Carer. I love to hear her chatting and doing
things to make my husband laugh, which is so good for him.
We met Jane and Jane today ! and we were able to work things out very easily and satisfactorily.
We are very grateful for the support the Butterfly Trust has given us at such short notice, it is a relief to know that we have a competent and experienced person we can call on when needed.
Again many thanks to you and the Butterfly Trust.
congratulations for all that you have done for the community since establishing the Butterfly Trust,
Your support has been such a help, both now and going forward as I come to terms with it all..... and thank you
So glad to find your website and learn more about The Butterfly Trust, and the great work it is doing in memory of your very special Mum. We met with Jane this morning and were really impressed by her personality, approach and experience.
She has put us in contact with a Carer who we will meet tomorrow and we are hoping that it might be possible to get her in place by the end of the week.
What is happening
The 7th Edition of the Butterfly Trust concert will be held on the 7th of October 2017 from 2.30 pm at Kenton College. All proceeds will be used to support the Butterfly Trust.
Nairobi Hospice invites all for the Annual Charity Walk. Activity: A 10km walk within Ngong Forest. Date: 21st September 2013. Venue: Hillcrest Secondary.. By taking part, you’ll be raising the much needed funds to enable our medical team to provide specialist care to patients with life limiting illnesses at the Hospice, ..
The 2015 Butterfly Trust Concert was an opportunity to celebrate 5 years of operation. In those 5 years we have worked with more than forty families and a record twelve this past year. It’s hard to measure impact but on people reached and benefiting from the care, directly and indirectly, we can safely say we […]