Weʼre raising £1,500 to help prevent women dying during childbirth in rural Uganda by providing ambulances that can transport them to the nearest medical centre.
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5 years ago I spent a month in Uganda in a rural and remote village called Bulyantette working with a locally run charity called Hope Line. Both the director of this organisation, Tony, a local from the village whose life is dedicated to enhancing the health and happiness of others around him despite having little himself, and the charity's work, astounded me. Never in my life have I met someone as dedicated to the welfare of every single member of the village, from making sure every child can be taught at school, to covering a medical bill of those who cannot afford it, despite earning very little himself from farming, like others in the village.
Since my first visit in 2014, I have been working closely with Hope Line as their UK Ambassador, helping to coordinate projects and fundraising and monitoring their progress. As these projects are very grassroots, the development of very basic amenities largely depends on individuals like yourselves' kind donations.
Whilst money is needed on a general basis for everyday projects such as building houses (mud huts), buying medicines and more, we are currently fundraising for a very urgent project - to provide ambulances for those in the village that fall very sick, as well as pregnant women, most of which currently die in childbirth or during pregnancy simply because they cannot be transported to the nearest medical centre or hospital quickly enough, and have no appropriate method of transport to access any sort of medical care. Since the time I spent in Bulyantette, where I got very close to everyone I worked and lived with, several women that I had the pleasure of becoming friends with, dancing with and learning local skills from, have sadly died for this very reason and lack of basic transportation and amenities.
These projects take a lot longer to complete in places of extreme poverty as they are so expensive and Tony as well as others gain only little money from farming practices to pay for them. Therefore, your generous donations would be making a huge difference. Find out more about Hope Line .
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May 12, 2019
May 9, 2019
Brilliant Aanch - well done for your dedicated effort and thanks for the opportunity to contribute something.
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