Nina from ACT! Australia for Cedar Tanzania Crowdfunding on social media platforms.
Here at Cedar Tanzania we want to wish you many happy returns for the New Year! And we hope that 2019 has begun well for you and your family.
We celebrated December 2018 with you and experienced your overwhelming kindness through our crowdfunding campaign “Save a baby. Every day”.
Imagine being pregnant and in labour and having to go on the back of a motorbike for 2 hours on a dusty and pothole strewn dirt road with no street lights to get to the nearest hospital. Not comfortable, and not safe at all.
This was the reality for many pregnant women living in Kamanga before Kamanga Health Centre was built. We currently average a birth a day at Kamanga Health Centre and although we all wish for every child birth to be perfect sometimes a newborn baby needs that little extra bit of help to take their first breath.
Even though we wished to give the best level of care to everyone seeking medical assistance at KHC, we realised that our newborn babies could really benefit from a neonatal resuscitation table – a place to keep the newborn safe, resuscitated, warm and surrounded by other life saving equipment within the doctor’s reach.
Therefore we decided to reach out and raise money – AUD $5,400 was needed to purchase the resuscitation table.
A crowdfunding campaign on Chuffed.org was created and the news about our project spread like rings in water through social media.
Amazingly we did not only reach our target but surpassed it and raised AUD $8,370. The extra funds will enable us to buy not only the resuscitation table but also 2 baby bassinets AND a storage trolley for the resuscitation table itself. This will make a massive difference in the way we can help every newborn baby at Kamanga Health Centre.
We are grateful to everyone of you who helped make this a reality. Every donation and every share on social media helped us a long way.
We owe special thanks to Bamboo Rock Drilling who donated AUD $3,465. Thank you so much!
At this very moment we are in the process of ordering the equipment and we are expecting everything to be with us in the next few months. We will of course keep you updated on the progress of the shipment of the equipment and share with you once we have it all ready to use.
Once again, thank you! You are making a difference!