Fred, our manager on the ground reports…
“We are continuing to make a steady progress at the clinic. The number of patients has been increasing and the community is happy with the services. We have so far had two women delivering from the facility. As I earlier told you this is all conducted in form of emergencies since we still lack maternity requirements. But we thank God that the deliveries were all successful.”
Kibubula – as a reminder, the project started in October 2019. Around January 2020, 10 goats (9 female and 1 billy) were given out to beneficiaries. The billy was initially under the care of Rev. Stephen. He has moved on to Kisojo to be Archdeacon, so Rev. William has taken over.
On the 9 females we started with, 5 have delivered 6 kids (4 billies and 2 females). The remaining 4 females are expecting. The 2 delivered female kids will soon be given to two additional beneficiaries who according to Rev. Stephen have already been selected.
Burghclere’s, Woolton Hill’s and Kingsclere’s link churches have different women’s projects. Some grow or buy and sell coffee, others rear pigs and one or two have mini-shops or sell phone cards. Once initial beneficiaries pay back their original sums, additional ladies can receive a grant. East Woodhay’s and St Mary Bourne’s link projects are next.