Weʼve raised £0 to buy a car so that HIV+ people in rural Ugandan communities can access life-saving medical care.
- Closed on Thursday, 14th September 2017
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By donating to help buy a car for ACO-Africa (a small local Ugandan NGO) you will be providing vulnerable people with vital access to hospital and rehabilitative care.
As a small organisation, supported mainly by volunteers, ACO-Africa relies on costly hired transport to take their clients to hospital, sometimes over 80km to the capital city, Kampala. Local health centres are regularly under-resourced, meaning good transport is essential. Currently, emergency health care cannot always be accessed, and vulnerable people must sometimes wait for transport to be available, putting lives at risk.
Sarah, an 8-year-old HIV+ girl with both cancer and tuberculosis, is currently making the long journey to Kampala every week in order to receive treatment. For several months Sarah was unable to walk and in great pain, and so on top of covering her medical bills, ACO-Africa have been paying significant costs to enable her to get to hospital. A car would reduce travel time and expense, and ensure we are able to keep on paying for the treatment of her and others.
ACO-Africa also provides home-based support to the vulnerable and sick in rural communities. These individuals and families sometimes live up to 100km away, accessible only by hazardous mud roads. A high quality vehicle is essential for this work.
ACO-Africa is always seeking ways to expand their work with vulnerable groups, and so hopes to use any additional funds raised to provide medication to young offenders and prisoners, who are often neglected by their families or the government.
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