This year we've had hundreds of babies born in the clinic, and our services are now not just accepted by the community but in great demand. Between COVID-19 precautions and more babies born every month, we face a common problem in Africa, dependable water. All these services create more laundry, which means we need more water, and our rain-fed tanks are running dry. Plus providing water for new moms and babies is essential. Right now we are having to haul water to the clinic and use it sparingly.
Lack of plumbing means our moms have to clean up after the birth using a bucket of water. Thanks to our donors' generous support we now have enough money to expand our maternity area with more blankets and beds, and some reserve funds to pay for staff (thank you to everyone who gave!), but we can't truly grow or meet the needs of the community without water.
We have a generous donor matching up to $10,000 in donations through December 31!
With this money, we can run plumbing to the clinic from the water reservoir we built a few years ago. We can also add a vital filtration system, making the water safe to drink. This filtration system will save us so much time and make the water accessible and safe for our moms and babies. While everyone on our team is committed to conservation and water reduction, having this system in place would be a huge relief to our medical staff and remove a huge worry and burden from their daily tasks as well as allowing us to better serve all our patients.
For more than 25 years we've brought health and medical services to the Maasai community through a combination of volunteer medical staff and now our clinic. We are the only open clinic for miles many miles, and most of our clients walk to reach us, even those in labor. We are proud to say that our clinic is currently self-sustaining by charging small amounts for medicine and medical services. But our clinic is not able to make major improvements without your gift. Help us bring dependable water to the clinic this Christmas!
Prefer another way to donate? Mail your check to Africa Mission Services, PO Box 906, Chattanooga, TN 37401
Or make a one-time gift on our website or becoming a clinic sponsor on our website. https://africamissionservices.com