Demand for services at the new hospital is increasing at an amazing rate. In May, the hospital served over 2,200 patients. The digital x-ray machine would serve so many people. Currently, when x-rays are needed, the patient is referred to other hospitals or clinics, and many patrons aren’t in a position to travel to another location. If you can contribute, please do!!
The new gynecological and surgical hospital in Herat was able to begin serving an average of 200 clinic patients per month in January of 2010 and celebrated the official opening of the hospital in February 2011. Since the hospital was fully opened, it has served an average of 700 patients per month, doing so without a digital X-ray machine. The urgency of this project is increasing each month. AIL is very thankful to your generosity in making this a reality. Hopefully in the near future, we will have collected enough funds to purchase a digital X-Ray machine.
Five Reasons to Celebrate
The year 2010 has been one of many challenges for people throughout the world. In Afghanistan, insecurity, violence, and poverty continue to threaten communities. But the people of Afghanistan are strong and hopeful, and they are working hard to overcome these challenges. At the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), we see it every day. You can help Afghans, particularly women and children, to create a better future for themselves and their families with a contribution to AIL through Global Giving.
Looking back upon the year, what we focus on are our reasons to celebrate.
In fact, you make all of the other reasons to celebrate possible. Here is the rest of AIL’s top five reasons to celebrate in 2010:
Your renewed support will help AIL and the Afghan people start 2011 with renewed hope. If you have not yet renewed your support for AIL, please donate today and tell a friend. Thank you and best wishes.
Grateful and Undaunted
At this time of year, we are reminded of our many blessings and how the people in our lives enrich us and bring joy to every day. All of us at the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) are especially grateful to you, for your generous support of our efforts to help the people of Afghanistan overcome many challenges: women are emerging from the darkness of illiteracy to a bright and hopeful future; rural Afghan villages are being empowered to provide education and health care for their children – boys and girls; young men and boys who were part of the violence are finding a reason to believe in peace. All of this and much more is possible because of your contribution. Thank you!
As you celebrate this Holiday Season and anticipate the approach of the New Year, we hope that you will think of us again and make another donation to help ensure AIL is able to continue our work. You have most likely heard that Afghanistan continues to suffer terrible insecurity and poverty. But AIL is undaunted by the headlines because we know that the people of Afghanistan are working hard every day to improve their lives and the future of their country. Together with the people of Afghanistan, we are confident because we know that people like you believe in us and stand by us.
When you make your donation, check out the Tribute Card and Gift Card options – and please tell a friend about AIL and encourage them to make a donation too.
No matter what our circumstances today, when we believe in each other and work together, we can be assured that tomorrow will be better. Seasons Greetings and thank you again.
AIL Executive Director
Construction of the Herat Private Hospital was completed and clinic operations were begun in early 2010. The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) waited to begin surgeries until all permissions were obtained from the Afghan government. The final signature was finally received in late October. The hospital is now in full operation and has begun doing surgeries. Thank you to everybody who has donated to help purchase an X-Ray machine. The hospital is still very much in need of an x-ray machine; please continue to donate so that the hospital can have the equipment it needs.
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