I save lives! I treat malaria! I prevent HIV transmissions from mothers to babies! I provide children with a future!
What is my profession???
The answer is I am a mother, a wife, a daughter and sister. I am an individual just like you! I have piles of washing in my laundry and dirty dishes in my sink. I am a normal everyday person that decided to stand up and make a difference. I saw a need and chose to find a solution. The need was healthcare and the solution is Village of Hope and Health.
July 2013, I set myself a challenge. My challenge was to volunteer in a hospital in Uganda, something that involved children and healthcare, both being the two things I love most. I thought the biggest challenge about my volunteer experience would be leaving my two children for the first time but it turns out the biggest challenge was returning home to them.
Let me elaborate….
I had missed my two boys cheeky little faces, their warm cuddles and their mum, mum, muuuuuum! Above all I missed being their mum, keeping them healthy and safe. Although I was now home and fulfilling my role as mum again, I was plagued by images of Ugandan children suffering from preventable and treatable diseases.
How could 48% of deaths in children under 5 be a result of a mosquito bite??? The answer is malaria and no access to appropriate healthcare!!
I couldn’t witness these events and come home and continue on with life in the western world, So…… I didn’t. I returned to Uganda in search of a solution.
The solution became apparent when I met a local Ugandan doctor, Paul Namwanja. The need for medical care was evident and our passion to save the community of Busabala Village was unquestionable.
Dr. Paul and I have created a solution. We are a community based not for profit organization in Uganda, we are Village of Hope & Health.
The community of Busabala is desperately awaiting the opening of their Hospital. Opening the doors provides them with HOPE! Hope that provides a better future, a future that provides healthcare, healthcare that saves their lives.