Clinic At A Time finished 2011 with success. This fall, Mulu, our founder, traveled to Ethiopia to purchase and deliver medical supplies to Bechina Clinic. We consider our success and the improvements provided to Bechina Clinic a direct result of your compassionate giving. Thank you!
Our fundraising goals were set in cooperation with the Bechina Clinic in Gojjam, Ethiopia. Bechina Clinic identified a generator as their number #1 need. Frequent power outages (quite common in Ethiopia) made the clinic vulnerable to medical crisis while giving care. When machines stop working and medical procedures are interrupted, patients are put at serious risk. Mulu spent much of her time in Addis exploring warehouses for the right generator. She found it!
In addition, the Clinic also made us aware that the condition of their patient beds was terrible, especially for labor and delivery. We responded with our “Buy A Bed Campaign.” We raised enough money to be able to deliver both patient beds and labor delivery beds to Bechina Clinic. Mulu shared that her quest for beds was long and arduous – – she used her bargaining skills and knowledge of hearty hospital equipment to locate and purchase 4 labor and delivery beds and 3 patient beds. Aren’t they fabulous?
Finally, Mulu was able to purchase a few remaining supplies that were important for daily use and quality of care at Bechina Clinic. Supplies included some laboratory equipment, a stretcher, and a trolley for transporting medical equipment from room to room at Bechina.
All of the items were received by the Bechina Clinic community – with gratitude for the service of Clinic At A Time. Mulu presented the items on behalf of all of you who contributed to our effort in a myriad of ways.
You made our work possible by visiting our website and making a donation, through several FaceBook Causes initiatives, buying our injera cookbook, visiting us at the Mehaber in Minneapolis/St. Paul, at our annual summer Capital Brewery event with Natty Nation, at our ‘injera cooking classes’ in Madison, WI, and we met some of you at the EAKC Culture Camp in Lake Geneva, WI. Our presence was broader this year than any previous year!
We are so grateful for your support. Your generous giving helped us help others – “one clinic at a time”. We are very excited to bring you new initiatives for 2012 – along with a website redesign! It is going to be a very exciting year! Thank you.
Amasegenalo! (Thank you in Amharic)