Without immediate donations, this ward will close in March due to a lack of funding. They treated and saved the lives of 100 severely malnourished children last year so two years of funding will save literally hundreds of lives.
The unit has historically been funded by grants those sources have dwindled and the other non-profits and individuals who have stepped in to bridge the funding gap for both the ward as a whole and the individual treatment of patients are not able to do so indefinitely.
Funds raised will go towards keeping the ward open for two years by funding the salaries of the doctor, two supervising nurses and a malnutrition educator. These needs total $20,000 annually so $40,000 will keep the hospital ward open for two years.
Only the sickest children stay in this hospital knowing how meager the resources are. If the hospital closes, families will either not receive the extensive care they desperately need or have to travel hours to receive it, in turn forcing many parents to face terrible tradeoffs seeking care for their sick child or providing for the rest of their family.
The funds will be transferred from GoFundMe to Children's Nutrition Program (CNP), a 501-c3 organization registered in both the US and Haiti (where it's known locally as Kore Timoun). CNP has an existing process in place for delivering funds to Petit Goave and maintaining appropriate accounting and accountability standards.
- Sarah Ahmad - Pabst
- Zina Thomas
- Kristin Ellis
Organizer and beneficiary
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