LGBT VOICE is very gratefull for all the support the support you gave us in the last nine Months, through your support we were able to raise $38,000 which was spent on setting up the first LGBT Clinic in Dar es salaam and also training 20 pear educators who wil be volunteering at the clinic.
The work was completed in January but the Clinic has not started working because we still need to raise funds to hire a qualified Medical Doctor before the ministry of Health can give us a permit to oparate the clinic. According to the Ministry of Health and social welfare we must hire a Doctor who is qualified and regired to qualify for acradation and permission to run a Clinic.
We are still negotiating with a few Doctors and also building a good relationship with African Medical Research foundation so that they can provide us with hosipital suplies,but also still need to raise more funds so that we can be able to pay the doctor and other staff.
This project had not ended but has just begun because we need to run the Clinic 12 hours a day forever, you are therefore highly requested to continue supporting us so that we can have money to run the clinic forever.
Thanks very much
The LGBT Community is very grateful for all the donations you have made in support of a first Gay user friendly Clinic in Tanzania. We are proud of you because you comrades.
The project team under the Suppervision of the project officer are working very hard to make sure the Clinic is ready before 15th January 2014. The renovation of two shipping containers started in November and the work is almost done, hopefully the Clinic will be ready by 15 January 2014 if we raise all the money needed.
A number of LGBT peoplein Dar es salaam are very happy and eagerly waiting for the Clinic, we talked to Abdallah Mdongo the Board Chairman and he had to say: ` I am waiting for the day our Clinic will start oparating so that I can be the first person to seek treatment, I`m tired of the health professional who condem me when I go to seek treatment in public hosipitals. He continued saying````I believe people will travel from other regions to come in Dar es salaam for treatment because this will be the only place where Gay men can openly come expecting the best.
Please continue supporting our work so that we can be able to complete the work and be able to provide free health services to poor LGBT people in Dar es salaam and Tanzania.
We will update you about the complation project in January 2014 so that you can learn on the archievements and the lunching of the clinic with all the site photos.
Thanks for all the support.
We would like to thank all the donors and supporters who have worked tirelessly in the past five months to help WEZESHA raise funds for the LGBT Clinic. Here is a brief description of the funds we have reveived so far
Through your support WEZESHA has raised $25,435
So far WEZESHA has recieved $8,050.5 in four disbursments;
Due to the nature of the project we should have at least half of the project goal before we commence the implementation. Therefore we are still waiting for more funds to come in before we start the project implementation; No money have been spent yet.
Bank Monthly Charges:
Our Bank charge us $4.2 every Month. So the Charges for June,July, August is $12.6
The Total Balance is $8037.9
We are thrilled by the widespread support we received during the months of April, May and June a sum of $7,219.25 has been disbursed to our Project. Each contribution will make a big difference in the lives of LGBT we serve in Dar es Salaam and later in the entire country. The funds we have raised and still raising will allow us to more confidently establish the first and only Gay clinic that will provide free quality health services to the poor LGBT people who are routinely denied the services due to their sex orientation The project team have already identified a contractor and made site visits at Vingunguti Health facility where the first Clinic will be established. To minimize costs the project team agreed appointed the contractor to renovate and furnish 2 available containers to meet hospitals standards so that the clinic can start to function before the end of this year.
The project team has also identified 22 LGBT who are to be trained as peer educators to help in the daily running especially counseling and follow up on the penitents who are HIV positive. Michael John is a gay and HIV positive, He narrates ``I had lost hope of getting treatment because I could not access treatment in all the public facilities I visited, because everyone condemns me for being gay, my friend helped me buy medicine from a nearby pharmacy but I do not get better. I`m now happy for this first clinic, it is the only hope for people like me who are rejected everywhere and make us vulnerable. Thanks to the donors who are helping this happen. Thank you for contributing to this important project. We still have a long way to go before the Clinic will be complete. Please visit our project page and share it with others who may be interested in supporting the poor LGBT in Tanzania."
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