Phase 1: Medical Centre Project
With 200,000 people living in Bishoftu and the surrounding areas, the medical system is overextended. The poor cannot afford to pay for medical visits, so minor injuries become a major health problem! The clinic will not only be serving the poor and needy in the Bishoftu community but will also contribute to the surrounding area. The gospel will be distributed because the clinic belongs to Blessing the Children Development Organization.
We are excited to begin this project. This medical centre will house a pharmacy, optometrist, dentist, medical education facility, offices for doctor’s visits and a minor surgical unit.
The $40,000 budget will cover the cost of the building itself with Phase 2 to follow. This includes needed medical equipment, hospital beds, linens and the basic needs of every clinic.
We are excited to meet the basic needs of the poor and needy as they often go without medical attention due to the cost. A medical visit generally costs $10-$20 CAD without prescription, which is almost one month’s salary for most of the population.
Phase 2: Water Well Pump and other supplies
This project aims to raise funds to finish the a water well project in Bishoftu. By 10AM everyday, the staff and students at the Bethlehem School run out of city provided water. Our 90 metre well provides 90 gallons of water a minute. By 2022 our hope is to raise $15,000 to complete this well. The funds will provide for a pump, pipe, and run water lines throughout the school.
It will also grant the community access to clean water. This is a quality water well, cemented in, for long term sustainability.
The Annual Million Meals Project
This project is made possible by Fraser Valley Gleaners BC, a Canadian nonprofit who collects, processes and packages vegetables to send to countries needing food.
In partnership with FV Gleaners and our donors, we have been able to send one 40-foot container every year for the past three years. Each containers carries about 1,000 boxes of bagged dehydrated vegetables (lentils, potatoes, celery, leek, beans, etc.).
It costs about $20,000 CAD to send one container. This project provides one million nutritious meals to the community of Bishoftu.