Malawi RN

$3,006 of $3,800 goal

Raised by 33 people in 42 months
Lindsay Grimes   CINCINNATI, OH
As many of you know, I have been to and volunteered in Tanzania, Africa in 2007 and 2009; however, ever since I got accepted to my nursing program, it has been a dream of mine to go back to Africa and work as a nurse-and I am proud to announce that I will be spending 5 weeks in Malawi, starting in May of 2014! I will be working with the Medical Council of Malawi as a nurse at a hospital and various outreach clinics. I am going with a non-profit organization called African Impact. African Impact is the largest on-the-ground facilitator and operator of responsible volunteer projects in Africa.
About Malawi: the majority of Malawi's population lives in rural areas and is provided with free health care through a governmental health care system that is organized into three levels. Health centers manage the most common and easily treated problems and offer maternity services. Cases that cannot be dealt with at this level are referred to district community hospitals, which provide secondary health care, including some types of basic surgery. Tertiary care is then offered at one of the three central hospitals, situated in the North, Central and Southern regions. I will be working at one of these hospitals! But I need YOUR help!
Accompanying this amazing opportunity is also a fee; the fee has two parts: plane fare is approximately $2,000.00, while the project fee (for four weeks) for the current travel year is $1,619.00. The final price for the next travel year will be given to me soon! Details on what the project fee entails are listed below!
Project Fee: This entails financing that goes directly back into the project that you are involved with. This fee facilitates funding for items such medical supplies, building materials, equipment, etc. Project fees are also used to buy vehicles / equipment for the project, and for developing new housing for volunteers to provide for the expansion of the project. The majority of the fee includes: All airport transfers Lilongwe International Airport upon arrival and departure on set dates, comprehensive orientation program, all daily transfers to and from your projects during your stay, full board and lodging which includes 3 meals a day at the volunteer house, assistance in the projects by various Project Managers and Coordinators and 24 field support and contact in the case of an emergency.

For more on Malawi's children, visit: http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6150451/k.B6DE/Malawi.htm
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Update 23
35 months ago
I ask that you look deep into your hearts to support my trip to Malawi. I have about two months until the money is due and still have almost half to fundraise! Please donate and spread the word!
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Update 22
35 months ago
I need about $2,000.00 more! PLEASE HELP! Every little bit counts, and you'll be helping me help Malawi!
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Update 21
36 months ago
please help me reach my goal! Four months to go!
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Update 20
37 months ago
Hit the $1800 mark! $2000 to go! You guys are amazing! Click this link to donate online!
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$3,006 of $3,800 goal

Raised by 33 people in 42 months
Created March 14, 2013
BB
$20
barbara barber
12 months ago

Thank you Lindsay

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S
$20
Schank
33 months ago
WH
$50
Will and Erin Haney
33 months ago

Enjoy your travels, we love you!

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DC
$50
Dustin Carter
33 months ago
JD
$35
Joy Deer
34 months ago
AU
$1,000
A/C U.
34 months ago (Offline Donation)
JJ
$25
Julie Jenkins
35 months ago

So nice to have met you on the plane! God is faithful! Share the love of Jesus as you help their physical bodies :)

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P
$50
P.S.
37 months ago (Offline Donation)
MM
$35
Mary Massoglia
37 months ago
KS
$50
Kathy Slusser
37 months ago

Good luck, Lindsay! So nice to have met you and chatted about your project at Eben and Danah's wedding.

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