small, rural village in the southern highlands of Tanzania is home
roughly 3,000 residents. Community members who live in this remote
have difficulty obtaining quality medical care, as the closest medical
facility is over 17 km away by bicycle.
Several years ago the local government started to develop plans for a
dispensary to address the community's important needs. Work on the
dispensary began in 2006 and was completed in August of 2007. Next,
began on medical staff housing. Unfortunately it was halted due to
funding. Now the district hospital has a doctor ready to be placed
village and is prepared to stock the dispensary. The community has
stones for the foundation, bricks for the walls and sand for concrete.
Currently, HIV/AIDS medication is distributed by bicycle and villagers
either have to carry their loved ones to town for medical care, or
without it. We are asking your assistance in supporting the
medical staff housing. We ask support in buying materials such as
tin, lumber, doors, and other materials. Construction will resume
immediately upon the arrival of funds and the goal is to complete
construction within two months of starting. The dispensary will be
functional soon after.