| May 23, 2016
Final everyday gandhis Project Report
Hello generous eg donors and supporters,
The three months since our last report have flown by! Since February, we managed to cover all our remaining clinics, supplying our last budgeted materials and prepping them for disease resilience into the future.
In the process, we were able to resupply nine clinics, three school and four public toilets including: Faith Clinic-Red Light Community, Swaray Medical Clinic, Stanko Medical Clinic, Omega Community Clinic, Patient Medical Clinic, Robert Ferguson Clinic, Susan & Sonnie Medical Clinic, Iron Factory Community Clinic, Confidence Medical Clinic, and one individual nurse. The schools we visited were the Christian Life Educational Center, Sorina Day Care & Preparatory School and the Early Learning Foundation School. The toilets were in Monrovia and Voinjama central markets. These clinics, toilets and schools received chloride, soap, tide-soap, antiseptic, bucket, chlorine, gloves, and other protective materials.
Everyone we met with was very excited to see us back again, and we could see the enthusiasm on their faces when we arrived. After catching up and discussing community health measures, we explained to them that this would be our final resupply. Most had made strides in ensuring resilience, or had found support from other clinics and governmental organizations. The head nurses and patients gave many thanks and appreciations to everyday gandhis for their tremendous support throughout the epidemic and the months following. They also said they were willing to work with everyday gandhis in the future to promote sustainable peace in Liberia.
At the Swaray Medical Clinic, the head doctor, Alieu gave a testimony about how his community was traumatized during the Ebola crisis. They lost three of their nurses to the virus, which led to the immediate closure of the clinic. When they reopened, everyday gandhis was the first organization to provide them with anti-Ebola materials that helped keep the clinic running and protect the remaining nurses.
At the Faith Clinic, nurse Thelma B. gave a similar testimony of their experience. During the Ebola crisis they, too, nearly closed due to a lack of anti-Ebola materials. Luckily, eg came in with their marvelous support. In particular, the non-contact thermometer we provided helped to keep the patients safe.
At the Early Learning School, Principle Morris lamented that eg was the sole provider of sanitation supplies for the students. He delightfully said, “Words are inadequate to express, all I want to say is that I am grateful to everyday gandhis for their support”.
To conclude, all of the clinics, schools and public toilet attendants shared similar words of gratitude, and a deep appreciation for the support everyday gandhis lent to their communities. We are endlessly thankful for your donations, and to GlobalGiving for their supplemental grant towards this project. It is our hope that these clinics, schools and their community members are better prepared for future threats of disease!
Best wishes and much love,
-Mulbah Richards, Jenna Hammerslag and the rest of the everyday gandhis team