Columbus man helps build clinic, bonds in Africa

A Columbus resident has lived in Kenya for the past year to help build a clinic to help provide services for people with chronic diseases such as AIDS.

While he and his family have had to adjust to water pollution, torrential rains and crazy traffic, he also has developed an appreciation for the beauty of the Great Rift Valley and the fortitude of the Kenyan people.

Michael Greven, his wife, Liz Nolan-Greven, and their son, Liam, live in Eldoret, in west-central Kenya, where Greven is overseeing construction of a chronic care center. Ninety percent of the project’s $5 million, concrete and steel, 110,000-square-foot structure is paid by private donors. Eldoret-based Moi University also contributed.

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