Meet Katie Mead! Katie is a nurse that will be heading to Kandete Health Care Center in January to volunteer for 3 months. Katie grew up in Iola, WI (where Tammie Jo is from). She went to college at the University of Minnesota and studied Geography. While at Minnesota she traveled to Ghana to study abroad. It was a very amazing experience. After she returned from Ghana she began to volunteer with a nurse who ran a community organization in Minneapolis at Cedar-Riverside for immigrant (mostly Somali) women. She helped with health education classes and taught exercise classes. This experience led her to go to nursing school in Missouri so she could make a bigger impact. She is currently working as a nurse in St. Louis. She also volunteers with a hospice organization.
Katie will be working with Dr. Mwaipyana, and staying at a hostel newly constructed by the Kandete Lutheran Church (one of the 4 communities that One Small Drop works with). One Small Drop is thrilled to be the link between Katie and Kandete. The Health Care Center is very excited that Katie will be sharing her knowledge and experiences with them. She will be warmly welcomed!