In January a team from Portland, Oregon traveled to Uganda to do some construction work. While there they got to distribute 65 goats to widows, orphans, and handicapped individuals in a remote village. These distributions turn out to be a huge village wide celebration. The entire village turns out dressed in their best clothes. Local government officials come and give speeches. They always thank us for helping their people. It is always a highlight of our trips. It truly is a gift that keeps on giving. Another team will be going again in January and we would like to raise enough money by then to distribute more goats. Thanks for making this project possible.
May 14, 2018
Medical Clinic and nurse's house is complete
By Mike Hildenbrand - Project leader
In January a team from Portland, Oregon traveled to remote NE Uganda to complete the work on the medical clinic. It was hard work in 100 degree temperatures every day but they team had a great attitude and had a wonderful time working with the local village workers. When we left the clinic was ready to be equipped. We also got to see the contractors lay the foundation for the nurse's house. Just a few weeks ago we received word that the house was done. It is now the rainy season in the area and we are waiting for word from the local government that they approve the facilites and give us a date for the placement of a full time nurse to serve this village of 15,000. We are very pleased with the quality of the work. Thank you to our donors who have made this dream a reality in this village.
Feb 16, 2018
The medical clinic and nurse's house is underway!
By Mike Hildenbrand - Project Leader
medical clinic when we arrived
On Januray 24 a team of 8 from Portland, Oregon traveled to remote northeastern Uganda to work on completing a medical clinic and starting construction on a nurse's house. We camped for 9 days in the "bush" and enjoyed every minute of it. We got to work alongside many young tribal young men who were eager to see the project completed. It was nearly 100 dgrees everyday and working at an elevation of 4000 feet was tiring, but the work so very rewarding.
We are helping to build the clinic that will serve 15,000 villagers because of the positive impact we believe will come to the villagers. Today we are told that 10% of the children do not live beyond age 5. Aslo, 20% of the women are dieing in child-birth because of Hepatitus E.
Once the clinic and home are completed, which we except will be by mid-March, the government will place a fulltime nurse in the village.
A local govenment official that reports directly to the President of Uganda visited our project and said it will truly change the lives of his people. He promised more support from the local government.
Thank you for giving to this project. It would not have been possible without your support. You are a life giver.
Medical clinic after we applied stucco and painted