Health Care and Water for 7,000 Gambians

 
$9,348
$10,652
Raised
Remaining
Dec 30, 2009

Thank you for all your support

Mandinari Uhuru
Mandinari Uhuru

Dear friends, Thank you for all your amazing support over the last few years. Due a large donation, this project is now fully funded which means that 7,000 Gambians will have access to water and health care. This is brilliant news and all thanks to the support we received through GlobalGiving. The Uhuru, a community ambulance which Riders for Health manages in the Gambia, plays a particularly important role as an emergency response vehicle for women who are experiencing threatening labours. Thanks to this local, affordable form of transport, mothers can be confident that if they have any difficulties during their pregnancy or labour, they can be taken quickly and reliably to the nearest hospital. This is a simple solution which can significantly reduce maternal mortality across rural the Gambia. “I was so tired, and in such great pain,” said Matty Jange, from Jahangka. Matty had been in labour for six hours when she discovered that her baby was breech, and that she was going to need to get to the hospital quickly. “Without the Uhuru to take me to hospital, I really think I would have died that day,” Matty told us. On behalf of Matty and hundreds of other mothers across the Gambia, thank you. For more information, please visit www.riders.org. With thanks and best wishes for 2010,

Astrid Jenkinson Fundraising Officer

Links:

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

Funded

Thanks to 114 donors like you, a total of $9,348 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Find another project in Gambia, The or in Health that needs your help.

Organization

Riders for Health

Chicago, IL, United States
http://www.riders.org

Project Leader

Andrea Coleman

Chief Executive Officer - Finance
Daventry, Northamptonshire United Kingdom

Where is this project located?