In Nkoaranga, a small village in the mountains close to Arusha, there is a palliative care team at work. The team is connected to the Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital but works more or less independent. They provide home care for seriously ill patients. The serviced area is large, hundreds of patients need to be visited.
The team consists of a number of people. A doctor, nurse, clergyman, social worker and driver visit the patients and try to help them and their family. It means for example help with medication and wound care or symptoms of the disease, but also looking for alternative income for the family. Sometimes school fees are paid if this alleviates the burden on the family.
Some time ago a number of bridal dresses were donated to the team. They can be rented or sold. The money is used for the patients or their families.
A nice project.....but.... The dresses are not suitable to rent in Tanzania. They don't have the right model, not the right colour.
That is the reason why i took two dresses to The Netherlands and sold them. Of that money I bought new dresses according to the wishes of the team.
In the meantime, a childhood friend and his family gave me a donation and from that money I bought a number of dresses.
The students in Sabore House have all transported a dress. Friends and family that visit, also bring a dress in their luggage.
Het team van Nkoaranga is ook in oktober jongstleden weer voorzien worden van een aantal jurken. Aangezien het aantal jurken nu best mooi is, is het tijd voor een evaluatie van het project. Worden de jurken verhuurd? Kan er anders nog aandacht worden besteed aan marketing of de lokatie van de jurken??
You can see the dresses on facebook if you look for tanzaniadress.