The summer of 2015 is when I first discovered the documentry called Omo Child: The River and the Bush. This is a documentry about a region in Ethiopia called Omo Valley where the tribes practice the killing of children who are considered cursed.
Lale Labuko is from Kara tribe in Omo valley and he has been saving the lives of the so called "Mingi" babies. For more information please check out: www.omochild.org
I had the pleasure of meeting Lale after watching the documentry. My heart was bursting with emotions as I hugged Lale. He was very inspiring and I knew then that I would be making a trip to Ethiopia to provide free dental hygiene care for the Omo Child family.
This dream became a reality just 1 week ago. I was able to provide free dental hygiene care to 43 children and 7 adults in Jinka, Ethiopia. None of the 50 individuals had ever had their teeth cleaned before.
Lale and I worked together to obtain the required paper work so that I could provide dental hygiene treatment. This process took a while and I was uncertain if this trip was actually going to happen. Because of this uncertainty, I was not able to fundraise proir to my trip. I had to dip into my savings to fund this mission by myself.
Having now completed the mission, I calculate my total expenses to be $11,000.
The funds covered costs such as:
*Airfare and accomadations
*Portable dental unit
*Visas, extra baggage fees and ground transpoartation
Your donation in support of this truly incredible mission is greatly appreciated.
With much love and many thanks,