Because of You
Our generous volunteers have shared with us in bringing God's healing love to others. They have often found creative ways to support various projects. The following are just a few. Thank you!
In the Faraja Community-Based Health Care Centre, many staff members were able to have training:
- 7 attended Resource Mobilisation training conducted by Tunajali.
- 6 attended gender training in Morogoro.
- 80 volunteers were trained in home-based care (HBC), palliative care and outreach programmes.
- 3 attended a planning and budgeting course in Dodoma.
- 5 new volunteers attended HBC training in Singida.
Monthly meetings for volunteers are also used to build capacity and cover a variety of topics. In the Faraja Centre Hospice & Palliative Care (PC) Programme
- 94 people were accepted in the programme for palliative care services.
- Nurse Amina Kimashalo attended a 1-month course and practicum given by Selian Hospice, in conjunction with ALMC.
Materials for a new latrine were provided for Mrs. Gertrude, a widow with four grandchildren. “Whenever I left the compound, leaving my grandchildren behind, I would be very worried about one of them falling into the pit latrine, especially the 3 ½-year-old. They were always suffering from stomach ache and diarrhoea.”
Community members helped in construction. “Now the hygiene around my home is good. I no longer worry about my grandchildren because the latrine is well built. I am grateful for the supporters of this project. There were many who were like me or worse but now have well-constructed latrines. On behalf of my community I appreciate everything and pray that you continue with the heart of helping the needy.”
A report from Saint Anne’s Obstetric Fistula Unit in January 2015 took note of the accomplishments of the past ten years. These included a total of 2,615 operations, including 1,561 for fistula repairs. There are many aspects to this programme and we are grateful for equipment and drugs that have been provided by local and overseas supporters.
Passing on skills is integral to the service. In the first decade, 65 doctors, 32 anaesthetic assistants, 34 theatre nurses, and 46 ward nurses were trained. Regular repair camps continue to be held.
With the funds raised by one donor, a new playground is being built at Ninho da esperança (Nest of Hope), a day centre run for people with autism and their families in a very poor area of São Paulo.
At our fistula unit in Mbribit, Itam for women with vesico-vaginal fistulae, 44 women had repair operations at a camp held in September 2014 and 38 had operations in January 2015. These women have had their dignity restored and have been able to return to their families and communities. Others were referred on for treatment or were given advice for different conditions.
Preparation for mission
A number of MMM students were able to complete their studies because of sponsorship by donors or with funds allocated for this purpose from your donations.