This project provides a medical center for 1500 Ugandan pygmies,and 3000 rural people annually.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Batwa Pygmies of Uganda are poor, they are homeless, they are looked down upon and discriminated against because of their diminutive size and different culture. The Batwa Pygmies are a people native to Uganda and, specifically, to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. In 1992 the Bwindi Forest was made into a national park to protect the mountain gorillas that live there. Great for the gorillas, bad for the Batwa. This left them with no access to health care and drugs.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will provide health care and facilitation to the pygmies while at the same time education them on better health care practices. Through compassionate clinical care and education we can change the lives of these people
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will provide health care and education to The Batwa and the local communities children ,women,young and old
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,370
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,370 . The original project funding goal was $7,000.