Friday, February 19, 2010

MAT Mini Project

Salem- the co-director of The Medical Advocacy Team is in Uganda right now. She has been there for several weeks and has been visiting different orphanages. There is a little girl (not in any of these pictures) who is 7 years old that needs an adoptive family. Salem was specifically asked to put the word out about this little girl as she is with a family right now who is unable to keep her. Salem is also hearing of many other young children and babies with special needs that need families. If there is a way that we can get the word out for these orphanages and children we will help to do so. If you are interested in more information- just let us know and we will add you on a list to receive information once Salem has it all compiled and is back in the USA.

Salem and a friend visited this orphanage the other day. It is a really poor orphanage that has very little. It is being run by ONE person who is in charge of doing everything for all of these children with little resources. Salem said that there were many children very sick there and that they just don't have the basic things that they need and it was heartbreaking. They had brought a soccer ball for the older children to play with and their little faces just lit up with joy to have one ball to share.

Because of the urgent need at the orphanage Salem would like to be able to do something to help them while she is still there. The most urgent need was the medical needs because of the great risk of malaria in this area. Salem would like to be able to purchase mosquito nets and sheets for this orphanage. Nets will save the lives of the children who are able to sleep under them. The "girls room" is shown below and they have three girls per bed- as you can see there are many children left without a protective net at night.

MAT would like to raise $200 for this need to be filled ASAP. We value your support and generosity in the past and we know we can count on you. Every $1 helps and there is paypal on the right side of this blog that you can use a credit card or other form of payment to send a secure donation. Below is the kitchen that feeds all the children at this orphanage. If there are extra funds raised Salem would like to provide them with some more items that they need.

Salem has traveled all over world and has done humanitarian work. She really is a reliable source of knowing the typical orphanage conditions and to hear her concern is really overwhelming as she is someone who "knows what to expect" and she isn't shocked easily. After visiting here- she was shocked and knew that there would be people out there who would want to step up and help out this orphanage. There are 40 children from infant to teen who live here and then another 40 come here to eat each day. Thanks for considering what you might be able to do to help them out.
Salem will update us once she is able to purchase and distribute supplies there. Many Blessings!