In Dono-Manga there are no ambulances, EMTs or Medevac Helicopters. If you have a serious illness you get to the Jordan Health Center anyway you can. When 35 year old Moguira from Kanyoura Village, 13 miles from our health center, became very ill her family put her in the ox cart and they were on their way. Fortunately the long ride over dirt roads did not prove too difficult and the family arrived in time for Moguira to receive the treatment she needed.
It is always busy at the Jordan Health Center. Each day brings a variety of ailments and patient needs. I am amazed at some of the situations we are able to handle. Little Beunia was brought by his parents to JHC to remove a sixth finger from his left hand. Children with such deformities are often picked on and bullied because they are different. While this is not a life threatening condition it is one
that could have long last consequence for this little guy throughout his life. Eloi, our highly trained nurse, and his assistant were able to perform the amputation and Beunia is recovering just fine.
From September through January of this year JHC treated 1849 patients, delivered 48 babies and only had to refer one patient to a hospital. 1183 of the 1849 patients were children. All of these patients were treated in a small room no larger than a doctor’s examination room. Many were treated outside in the open air.
This is why the addition to the Jordan Health Center is so important and why we need to complete the construction as soon as possible. This new section will have two new wards with four beds each. The additional space will provide a private examination room, clean delivery area and beds to lie on instead of the ground.
Construction has begun and was made possible by a special donation of $8,000 from CMI Medical Missions. We need to raise the remaining $12,000 to complete the construction and furnish the building with needed supplies to open for business. Would you be willing to make a sacrificial gift to help us complete this project? Any amount large or small would be deeply appreciated.
You may mail donations to Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN, or make your donation online at our website: www.hopespringsint.com. Help us continue to save lives and bring hope to the thousands of people in
Dono-Manga and the surrounding villages.
Remember our 100% pledge. 100% of the money donated for a specific project is used only for that project.