September 28, 2017

Projects

Dormitory Construction Project for the PRORESO Centre

PRORESO School, Bunia, D. R. Congo

In August 2020, at PRORESO School, Bunia, D R Congo, there are still 19 vulnerable, mostly deaf, mostly orphan children and one housemother sleeping three to a bed in one classroom, 5m x 6m as a dormitory for those who cannot return home each day, some from 30km, some from 60km and and one from 750km. In a second classroom 16 boys and one housefather spend the night. Cooking is done under the stars. The construction of a 204 square metre dormitory for 50 children is an urgent need, at a cost of $60,232 US, and soon after another dormitory is needed for 50 children so that boys and girls can be separated. Previously PRORESO rented a mudwalled, tin roofed house and a separate cooking area, just off their property for a dorm. However the wife of the owner was encouraging the children to help her prepare home-brew alcoholic beverages and to taste them. She also encouraged them to try smoking cigarettes that she provided and lit for them.



Surgical Ward for CME Bunia

CME Nyankunde in Bunia, Bunia, D. R. Congo

Since December 2018, CME Bunia has had a full-time general surgeon, Doctor Samy Nigo. The next priority is a large ward for surgical patients. The estimated cost is $97,753 USD.



Private Patients Pavilion

CME Nyankunde in Bunia, Bunia, D.R. Congo

In 2013 a gift of $40,000 US was given to improve patient hospitalisation but the Medical Director felt we should aim for a Private Patients’ Pavilion that would cost $73,000 US.  The money in hand was used to put in the foundation, to put up the exterior and interior walls, and to put on a roof.  In 2017 and 2018 funds were given to complete the building and it was dedicated on January 30th 2019. Since then it has been at full capacity of eight patients most of the time and is much appreciated.



Portable Ultrasound Machine

CME Nyankunde in Bunia, Bunia, D.R. Congo

Last year EGGI received funds for an ultrasound machine for the hospital inpatients. This is on the ground and working. The continued need is for an ultrasound machine for the outpatient work two km away in the centre of town, where most antenatal patients are seen. This is a project for $12,000 US which would greatly enhance the safety of antenatal care and it would provide additional income for this financially fragile medical work.



Project for the Production of Liquid Chlorine for the Home Treatment of Drinking Water in the City of Bunia, D R Congo

MUSACA Health Mutual, Bunia, D R Congo

The water in the two city systems of Bunia, D R Congo and 18 capped springs and 2 wells has been tested bacteriologically and found to be moderately to highly contaminated with coliform bacteria. This puts everyone at risk.

A one-time gift of $9,000 USD is needed to start a project for the production of liquid chlorine for the home treatment of drinking water in the city of Bunia, D R Congo, population 800,000+ to decrease the incidence of Ebola, Covid-19, Typhoid Fever, Amoebic Dysentery, Bacillary Dysentery, Cholera, etc. under the auspices of MUSACA, a Health Mutual with 4000 members. The project will include purchase of the kit Maxi-WATA, including a solar panel and battery, installation of the equipment, training of the workers who will distribute the Chlorine, daily production of the chlorine and bottling in well-labelled opaque containers, distribution and teaching of the importance of the chlorination of water, in homes, in schools and in clinics and hospitals.