Baobab Canopy: Growing Home
During her time on the west, she stayed at the Mangrove Eco Lodge--inspired by their commitment to the environment as well as to their community. While there, she learned of their work to establish a dispensary (clinic) in the village, since there wasn't one amid the need there. Thus, a dream was born.
In March of 2015, that nurse returned. And with her, she brought two nurses who shared a love for humanity and a desire to help promote health services. They visited and worked in five local dispensaries, donating several hundred pounds of medical supplies between each site.
But that's not all. They heard of the struggles of children and of education, and they decided to broaden their impact. So they purchased school supplies to donate, they brought maps, books, and worked with teachers to identify 26 children who each received a new backpack, uniform, and special school supplies.
They dreamed a new dream, Growing Home. It will be a combination library--also the first in the village of Chuini!--and children's center, and will be open for children to come and to have access to learning and educational support. It will also be the hub where an electronic pen pal program will be coordinated--bridging children of Chuini and children of the Greater Portland area in Maine.
Help support the realization of this vision; help the dream emerge from the darkness and become a reality. Each contribution helps us to assemble medical and educational supplies for our next big trip--six nursing students and just as many experienced nurses in March of 2016--where we will continue with the medical and educational focus. Help to transform the space identified at the Mangrove Eco Lodge into a space where children can come to learn, to grow, to be inspired.
Looking for equipment for children to share. Soccer balls, volley ball (or set, including net), frisbees, football, Nerf balls, kites...if it's fun, if it can be shared, we'll bring it!
today we're shooting for $250 to be used for the purpose of a HemaCue (hgb) machine for our friends and colleagues working in the Chuini village clinic. Why is this an important tool for the clinic to have? Being able to diagnose low levels of hemoglobin helps the provider identify patients in need of an acute blood transfusion. Two of the most common causes for this are malaria and bleeding after childbirth. Children die from the complications of malaria, but the death rate can be changed by the ability to identify those in greatest danger. Want to help save a child's life, even before they realize they might lose it? Every donation helps to make a difference!
$150.00 to purchase a wheelchair
That's it. Just one goal today!
Help a 14 year old girl who is unable to walk or stand, and who lives in a rural village under the care of her grandparents. Not only would this make a difference for her caregivers, but it would mean a more comfortable, more mobile life for her.
Single instillation: $149.99
These computers are for children attending primary and secondary school in Chuini, Zanzibar, and are among the first of what will eventually be many donations for our library/children's center project.