Sunday, March 22, 2009

Resource Centre

Below is a picture of a project which was begun in June 2007, but which has stalled for various reasons. Currently, we are raising money to finish its construction. Its purpose is to provide medical care and HIV education to villagers, many of whom are unable to access treatment facilities in Moshi (the closest town) due to poverty.

Part of the front wall collapsed during a rainstorm, but the structure is salvageable. The government has promised to send a doctor, a nurse, and a counselor once the centre is finished.

Patients will be charged a small fee to cover the operating costs of the centre. The fees will also provide some income to Good Hope. AIDS patients (42 in the area) will be able to pick-up their ARVs (anti-retrovirals) free of charge. Additionally, The centre will offer HIV testing and counseling.

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