It really is about these little people
Since our last update, we've been very busy making some noise through our 5 Day Challenge initiative to raise money for the community clinic, under the One Brick at a Time program.
The year is coming to an end fast and you will see more information from us on our activities to support initiatives within the Bergnek Community. Like any community there is more than one need and right now we're focusing on the clinic, which as you know from previous updates is linked to so much more within the community.
5 Day Challenge
The MAWO Clinic Challenge started this week, and the goal is to raise $3,000 in 5 days to save 1,000 children by building the health clinic in Bergnek.
The health clinic has been one of our top priorities in Bergnek, South Africa to help give the community the necessary support that they need to cure life-threatening diseases and move towards sustainability.
What does the clinic do for Bergnek?
My Arms Wide Open will provide a healthcare clinic within the community that can provide basic healthcare for children, pre- and post-natal care and birthing support; the community will not have to suffer the loss of more children and can give other children basic healthcare to grow up healthier.
Having a clinic in the community will provide healthcare to 1,800 community members, of which 1,200 are women and children. It will also help to ensure that the 50 children born in the community each year arrive healthy and have the services needed to help keep them healthy.
What if you were born in Bergnek?
Picture yourself living in a rural community that is 30 miles from the nearest healthcare facility. On top of this you don't even have access to a car to get your children or yourself to health services when you need them. Your community barely has enough water for people to survive and there are no employment opportunities to change that. Children have already died here because of the lack of basic healthcare. You can help Bergnek change that.
They really do only have us to help them!
Share your Excitement
We ask that you forward this project report to 2 friends or begin your own fundraising page for the cause here on GlobalGiving.
We are grateful for your ongoing support and for all you, as a donor, have already done to create positive change in the Bergnek community, and are always grateful for you our supporters, and especially for those of you who give to the One Brick at a Time project every month. Thank you for your contributions, your messages and for sharing the work we do with the wonderful people of Bergnek. We appreciate you and the people of Bergnek most certainly do too.
We won't give up on the communities we serve, and we know you won't either!