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Maruku’s new Pediatric Ward Project

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“Failure to Thrive” as a result of nutrition deficiencies and chronic infections is a common challenge among children in rural villages.

Currently we are raising US$95,000 for the construction of a new pediatric ward in Maruku Village. We need supporters like you to help us make it a reality.

Our current average donation is $15 dollars/month, but any donation is appreciated and will help us complete this project.

Support our cause with one of the following donations:

  • $15 dollar monthly donation for the next 18 months.
  • $90 dollars donation twice this year (2016) and once next year (2017).
  • $270 dollars one time donation for duration of the project.
  • Everything helps, donate as much as you wish.

Support this cause. Lets give the children of Maruku Village a safe and infection free medical area where they can be treated.

Project's goal US$95,000.00 by December 30, 2016 95000.00USD
Total donations by Friday, September 30, 2016 30000.00USD
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This is the rural dispensary in Maruku Ward:

Presently, the dispensary only has one ward, a small room with 10 beds side by side for women with chronic and contagious diseases, as well as children. Also, mothers who have just given birth are housed in the same ward with their newly born babies.

Sick children should no longer be hospitalized in a ward with adults suffering from these diseases.

With this project AHEAD plans to construct a separate ward for children. Here are the details:

Main goals:

1. Raise the funds by December 2016

2. Build the children’s ward by June 2017

The addition of this facility will substantially reduce the mortality which presently in Tanzania is 220/1000 vs in the USA 45/1000.

We hope to see a 40% reduction in infant and child mortality in the surrounding areas of the Maruku rural dispensary.

Here are the blue prints of the proposed children’s ward:

We are also working towards reaching doctors and hospitals for donations of medical supplies and equipment

These are the stages of our project:

Download the full detailed construction budget:
Currencies expressed in Tanzanian shillings – Exch. Rate $1 USD = 1,950/= TSh

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Support our cause with one of the following donations:

  • $15 dollar monthly donation for the next 18 months.
  • $90 dollars donation twice this year (2016) and once next year (2017).
  • $270 dollars one time donation for duration of the project.
  • Everything helps, donate as much as you wish.

Support this cause. Lets give the children of Maruku Village a safe and infection free medical area where they can be treated.

Project's goal US$95,000.00 by December 30, 2016 95000.00USD
Total donations by Friday, September 30, 2016 30000.00USD
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