Thursday, February 7, 2013

Try waiting 6 months to see a doctor

I was very pleased to learn that our funds (from the last campaign) had reached Fredy in Guinea Bissau -- and -- he has already begun the 1st stages of construction on the medical clinic!

I'll keep you posted on the progress.

Today we will begin pt 2 of our project. Raising funds for medical supplies. Having an ample supply of necessary medicines in the village is very important.  Remember, Djati is not accessible by land for about 1/2 the year due to rain.

The last word I received from our team on the ground, was that, the people are in dire need of medications. The money we raise from this portion of the project will go toward supplying those much needed medicines.

I love this photo! These are children getting a fluoride treatment
The campaign will run through 3/28. You can help the people in the village of Djati by supporting the project and donating at the site (or on my sidebar).  Our goal is $1,500.

Willie will be heading up this campaign and here's his message:

Greetings friends and family,

I'm writing to let you know about 'It Takes A Village'.

It Takes A Village is a project started by a small group of people some had their DNA tested and found out that their ancestors came from Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. Some visited this poor country, and the visit changed their lives forever. Some were just full of love and wanted to help. They all have a deep love of people and a desire to help people that are less fortunate than themselves.   

I know that times are hard for many of us; however, a small donation of $20 will provide medications for a family of 4. Malaria medication costs between $2 and $3.  Every donation helps. While all donations are tax deductible, receipts will only be provided for donations of $50 and over.

Please take a moment to check out our web site on Indiegogo. Feel free to share it with your friends and family. You can make a contribution, as well as read updates on our progress. If enough of us get behind it, we can make 'It Takes A Village' happen!

Thanking you in advance for sharing this email with your friends, family, and your support.

1 comment:

chibear777 said...

Devon, we get upset when we have to wait for an hour to see out doctor.