An infant with a fever and diarrhea. A pregnant mother with no access to prenatal care. A subsistence farmer with a bad foot infection.
In Dondon the lack of medical infrastructure is potentially life threatening. Sick people simply cannot afford the cost or healthcare or the cost associated with traveling to obtain it. In Dondon, as in much of Haiti, very few people have vehicles. To obtain care they not only must pay for the care in a private clinic in another town, but they must also pay for transportation (usually by motorcycle taxi) and lodging for as long as treatment takes.
We continue to make progress on our plans for our medical clinic in Dondon that would alleviate this problem. The land has been obtained and the site surveyed. We are evaluating building materials with the goal of utilizing inexpensive locally sourced materials that are both earthquake and hurricane resistant. The importance of the local sourcing of materials and labor cannot be overstated. The people of Dondon are not looking for handouts. At every step along the way we expect this project to provide added value in the form of jobs, development of skills and economic infrastructure.
The generosity of donors like you is making the HVF Dondon clinic a reality, but we still have a way to go to meet our goal of beginning construction soon. Consider how much an additional donation or $50 or $100 dollars could do or or beginning a monthly donation. Thank you for your support!
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