Presentation on theme: "Malawi, Africa TriMedx Foundation Trip June 2007."— Presentation transcript:
Malawi, Africa TriMedx Foundation Trip June 2007
Malawi is known as the “Warm Heart of Africa”.
Bordered by Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia, 20% of Malawi is covered by Lake Malawi(Lake Nyasa)
86% of Malawians live in villages and farm as many generations before them.
Famine and Aids have decreased the life expectancy from 57 years to 38 years as of 2007.
Our Malawi Projects Blessings and Bottoms HospitalBlessings and Bottoms Hospital Mtendere Orphan VillageMtendere Orphan Village Vita-meal Production PlantVita-meal Production Plant
The TriMedx Foundation partners with Dick and Suzie Stephens and Napoleon Dzombe of the Malawi Project as well as Ambassadors for Children to support the Malawi Projects. Dick and Suzie Stephens “Help us to get on our feet. Do not do for us what we can do for ourselves”. Napoleon Dzombe
The Hospitals Blessings and Bottoms
Blessings Hospital Fact: Half of the world--nearly three billion people, live on less than 2 dollars a day.
Blessings Baby Ward Volunteers have painted and donated quilts.
Much is Donated Someone has to get it working……
This now works! TriMedx technicians repair radiology and monitoring equipment….. Al Morton, TriMedx, St Mary’s of Michigan
TriMedx techs take Inventory and Evaluate equipment for future repair…
Bottoms Maternity Hospital in Lilongwe Each mother brings her own food, caregiver, and garbage bag for cleanup.
TriMedx donated fans for the delivery rooms to Bottoms Hospital. Help is given to provide checkups to newborns and their mothers.
Mtendere Children's Village “Place of Peace”
A new day dawns over the Mtendere children's village---home to orphans from various villages of Malawi
The Village as of June 2007 Mtendere means “a Place of Peace”
Children now have a real bed, receive heath care and go to school. Each “house” has a house mother who is responsible for up to 20 children….
Older children help take care of younger children…. House Mothers doing daily chores
Preparing Meals at the Children’s Village is not an easy task…. A New Kitchen is in future plans…
Clothes and Shoe donations are used to provide warmth and dignity to the children of the village…..
Kelli Dottenwhy, TriMedx Mary Larkin, TriMedx Welcome dances and songs greet all visitors
Children in the village range in ages from 2 to 18.
Village Children attend school daily—where spiritual, educational and social needs are met.
The Vita-Meal Madilisto Food Production Plant Food Production Plant Goal: To ensure that all children of Malawi have adequate nutritional needs met on a daily basis.
VitaMeal is a maize and soy vitamin fortified powder which becomes a porridge meal.
Volunteers help with Vita-Meal Distribution Each bag will feed one child for one month
Images of Malawi…..
Transportation is whatever is available…
Selling fruit along the road…
2007 Malawi AFC & TriMedx Volunteers
SERVED OVER 2,762 CHILDREN WITH VARIOUS ACTIVITIES DELIVERED $15,953 IN GOODS AND SERVICES DONATIONS PURCHASED 155 MOSQUITO NETS PAINTED ROOMS AT BOTTOMS HOSPITAL DISTRIBUTED VITA-MEAL TO OVER 1000 CHILDREN INVENTORIED ALL ITEMS AT BLESSINGS HOSPITAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Please come back again….. We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill