My name is Aku Dunyo Richter. I moved to Canada 21 years ago from a small farming village in Ghana, West Africa called Dagbamete. My village is very remote, and people who live there often cannot access the healthcare they need in time. Women often die in childbirth because they cannot reach a hospital in time. Young children die of very treatable illnesses because they do not have access to healthcare, or the money to pay for healthcare if they do make it there.
The community have started an initiative to build a medical centre in the village. In order for the government to provide doctors for the facility, they need to provide hospital equipment. Having been given the opportunity to move to Canada, where we enjoy free, accessible healthcare, I feel responsible for the community that raised me. I have sourced hospital equipment from International Hope in Winnipeg, Manitoba and now need a way to get that equipment to the village. The shipping costs are too high for me to take care of on my own, so I am asking for help.
This shipment is set to leave Winnipeg on September 17th. I know two weeks is not long, but I believe that with your help I can raise the money in time, and we can give Dagbamete something that we all have come to take for granted.
To learn more, please visit www.dagbamete.org
Your donation could save lives. Thank you in advance for your generosity.