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With one room and a small storage area, with no electricity or running hot water,
and with only the most basic supplies and drugs, the clinic at Heather Chimhoga Orphan Care
has been providing first aid, treatment for minor ailments, and life-saving care
for HIV-positive children for years. Now, unless a new clinic can be built in another location
and be registered with the government, the clinic is in danger of losing AIDS medication
and other vital supplies provided by UNICEF.
The clinic is staffed by one nurse (Beauty) and one nurse aide (Florence) who work tirelessly to educate,
treat and refer patients, even making "house calls" to help ensure the health of their patients.
When more urgent care is needed, they transport the children many bumpy miles to the nearest hospital or clinic,
accompanying them and advocating for them as needed.
But without supplies from UNICEF these two dedicated women will be helpless in the
face of such overwhelming need.
The good news: HCOC has now broken ground and construction of a new clinic is well underway.
It will take approximately $97,000 to build this simple, but adequate clinic which will meet
all the requirements to register the clinic and secure UNICEF deliveries.
Almost $75,000 has been raised so far. We are so close to our goal!
Will you help us complete this urgently needed facility?