Help Poor Children with Cancer to Access Treatment

by Kawempe Home Care
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Help Poor Children with Cancer to Access Treatment
Help Poor Children with Cancer to Access Treatment
Help Poor Children with Cancer to Access Treatment
Help Poor Children with Cancer to Access Treatment
Help Poor Children with Cancer to Access Treatment
Help Poor Children with Cancer to Access Treatment
Help Poor Children with Cancer to Access Treatment
Help Poor Children with Cancer to Access Treatment
Help Poor Children with Cancer to Access Treatment
Help Poor Children with Cancer to Access Treatment
Help Poor Children with Cancer to Access Treatment
Help Poor Children with Cancer to Access Treatment
Help Poor Children with Cancer to Access Treatment

Summary

This project will increase access to specialized oncology treatment for 300 disadvantaged children with cancer in Uganda. This will be achieved by providing accommodation, food, daily transport to hospital and counselling services to the most vulnerable children and their caregivers, who have traveled far away from their homes to seek treatment.

$95,000
total goal
$51,502
remaining
163
donors
3
monthly donors
2
fundraisers
4
years

Challenge

Children with cancer in Uganda can only receive specialized treatment at the Uganda Cancer Institute in the capital city in Kampala. Poor children with cancer from far away rural communities must travel to the city for treat. The cost of accommodation, food, travel to hospital is a barrier to families. Over 50% of the children default on treatment and return to the villages before completing their treatment. This results in unnecessary death of the children from curable cancers.

Solution

The project will provide a safe environment for the children and their caregivers.as the hostel will provide accommodation, three nutritious meals per day, daily transport from the hostel to the cancer institute, medicines, counselling, play and music therapy. This will remove the financial burden and care from the families, and it will enable them to focus on their children getting treatment and beating this terrible illness.

Long-Term Impact

The project will enable 200 children with cancer to complete their treatment and have a good chance of getting cured from cancer every year.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Kawempe Home Care

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @KawempeCare
Project Leader:
Carol Menzies
Kampala , Uganda

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