Project Migration provided support for 1,500-1,800 children and women to receive medical care
Project Migration sponsors the local clinic in Rota, Kenya where clinical officers treat 1,500-1,800 women and children a month. Local clinics are especially important in Kenya where there is only 1 doctor per 10,000 people. Typically, people living in rural villages are forced to walk to the nearest city to obtain medical care. Over 40% of rural villagers in Kenya must walk more than 3 miles to reach the nearest healthcare provider!
“Dear Project Migration, Our clinical officer in Dunga, Kenya, Norman Ogando, often sees up to 50 patients in a day. They come in one, two, and sometime many per visit as families walk 5-7 km to see a doctor. Norman checks each one out from head to toe, listens to their concerns, and then diagnoses and treats them. At many clinics in the region the patients then need to go to the pharmacy to buy their medications (just as in the US) further causing them financial hardship and time. In our clinics, however, medications are provided for free on the spot and the patients get to return directly home. In these photos, you can see Norman providing care to a few patients. Thank you for making this possible!”
Project Migration provided clean water for 750 and improved safety for young girls
Location: Mandinaba Village, Kombo East, Western Region, The Gambia, West Africa
Mandinaba is a medium-sized village made up of approximately 2,500 people. It is located directly on the South Bank Road, about 7 kilometers from the town of Brikama. Because Mandinaba is very close to the River Gambia, the lands are rich and strong. Farmers in the community are able to grow enough food to feed their families as well as grow cash crops. There is always more than enough grown to share. Mangoes, oranges, and groundnuts grow year round.
The two water well pumps that were repaired by Project Migration in this project no longer functioned, and many people had resorted to using wells that had been covered for many years, and contain water that is not potable. The village is providing a trained technician who will do other simple maintenance procedures as needed.
This project, funded by Project Migration, provided clean, safe drinking water to 750 men, women, and children. In addition, it made water collection much safer for the adolescent girls who were responsible for pulling up the water from the deep well.
WHERE TO DONATE
For water wells: Water.org
- Co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation.
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