Storm as Kenyan woman ventures in US medical field

By Metro Correspondent

Switching from a corporate attorney to a business entrepreneur, Catherine Karuga-Ndivo is on a mission to serve families with elderly or medically challenged relatives with high quality and easily affordable home medical equipment, pain management and wellness supplies that make peoples’ lives easier, safer and more comfortable.  Known as Vondi Independent Living Medical Supplies, the new business was officially launched on Saturday, July 12, at 2294 Main Street in Tewksbury, near Lowell in United States, where introductory discounts were offered for all customers.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Karuga-Ndivo said Vondi was stocking a more diverse full range of items from well-known manufacturers hard to find in local pharmacies, making the business a more than welcome development to the huge African and local community in the region.
“We provide all sorts of medical supplies from simple diagnostic instruments to walkers, commodes, lift chairs, diabetic shoes and many more. We also offer crucial information to families in the process of buying a needed medical supply,” she said.
The enterprising Kenyan left the practice of law after eight years with a top rated Boston Law firm to pursue a business career.
The firm held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Friday, July 11 with the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of the store, the first of its kind in Tewksbury. 
The District’s State Representative, James R. Miceli graced the ceremony. 
Vondi provides a variety of products in essential categories such as: mobility aids; bathroom safety; lift chairs; beds and bedding; orthopedic supports and bracing; compression therapy stockings; orthopedic and diabetic shoes; respiratory products and accessories; diagnostic aids; incontinence supplies; skin care products; pain management products; rehabilitation and wellness products; and aids for daily living. “We will match each individual to the right equipment and supplies based on their unique needs and circumstances.  Any person who comes to us will find something that will make their life easier,” she