Children's ward in Eritrea Senta Berger also supports donations from Pulheim
Senta Berger jokes with the little Tamrat. The child will soon be operated on by Archemed doctors. The photo was taken for the RTL donation marathon.
Photo:MG RTL D / Schneider Press / Frank Rollitz
Pulheim-Brauweiler -Every penny helps. All the more the brewer Wendy Kathy Kempen is happy about a big donation. "I would like to thank the readers who have so generously donated after the last article, there are more than 5000 euros together," says the 47-year-old.
The money goes into a project that the nurse has been running since November 2015 in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. Under the umbrella of the association "Archemed - Doctors for Children in Need", for which she made her way to Asmara for five years, in spring and autumn, to work in a clinic together with doctors and nurses ,
Hearts signed by the actress will be auctioned and proceeds will go towards the project that Kathy Kempen (r.) Looks after in Eritrea. – Quelle:
Also in Kathy Kempens new, own Archemed project team spirit is required: "We would like to rebuild a children's station, she is in a dilapidated, inhumane condition." Five beds exist in the station, they should be twice as large.
This was a challenge, because there is a lack of essential to be able to treat the sometimes highly infectious children properly. Because in order to work at all, the team needs running water and a reliable power supply. So far, there is no such thing as the money for the conversion is not yet together.
But despite all adversities, things are progressing. "The plans are up, the architect is finished, and we are in the process of obtaining the material. A large container of building materials is on the way to Asmara on the way, "says Kathy Kempen about her last relief mission a few weeks ago.
Once again, actress Senta Berger and her husband Michael Verhoeven and, for the first time ever, a television team from RTL, who supports the project with a donation marathon, were there. One of the patients is the little Tamrat. "He has lost both lower legs, should be operated by Archemed doctors and later get prostheses," says Kathy Kempen.
The project is making progress, albeit sometimes small. "In Eritrea, I always learn to be patient, it's not as fast as ours, you always have to reschedule. All in all, I am very satisfied with the progress of the project. "Contact: Kathy Kempen, 01577/2889394