Health Care and Water for 7,000 Gambians

by Riders for Health

Summary

To provide African people in isolated communities with a means to access healthcare when it is needed; to be treated at home; to aid irrigation thereby improving nutrition and increasing income.
$9,348
total raised
114
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

For Africa to develop, communities as well as large institutions need access to reliable mechanical transportation. Without it, people in impoverished, isolated communities cannot access medical care when they need it, in an emergency or for regular treatment. They cannot benefit from regional home-based care programs. Without basic medical assistance, pregnant women die in their communities from obstructed labor. The Uhuru will bring benefit to all 7,000 members of each typical community.

Solution

Training women from the community in skillful riding and daily maintenance procedures, operating the unit with a stretcher/motherhood chair or adapting the motorcycle rear wheel to pump water and irrigate land. The trailer can carry crops to market.

Long-Term Impact

Reduction in mortality rates, especially maternal. Improvements in health. Patients taking part in home-based cure programs. Untimely death prevented by speedy access to medical aid. Cultivation and nutrition improved, and extra income earned.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.riders.org

Organization Information

Riders for Health

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.riders.org
Riders for Health
Project Leader:
Andrea Coleman
Chief Executive Officer - Finance
Daventry, Northamptonshire United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Thanks to 114 donors like you, a total of $9,348 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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