In May 2008 Friends From Ireland received a request for help from the Ganda Community Dispensary near Malindi in Kenya. The Dispensary had no electricity and we were asked if we could assist. In 2007 three Irish girls, Katie O’Sullivan, Grace O’Sullivan and Suzanne O’Rourke converted part of the clinic to a small maternity unit which saw up to 30 children born there each month. The lack of power was a serious concern especially for expectant mothers arriving in labour during darkness. Bear in mind that Kenya is situated on the equator and is in darkness from roughly 6.30pm to 5.30am all year round.