As our regular readers will know, JoJo has a hands-on role in working with Nema to help relieve infant mortality in Northern Mozambique. The rate of infant mortality there is scarily high, and in some areas 1 in 3 children will not live to see their 5th birthday. We continue to fund projects including education, healthcare, water, sanitation and HIV prevention programmes, and we’re starting to see some really positive results.
You can take a look at the things Nema has been up to in our regular blog updates posted here.
One of our local employees, Rema, looks after the 120 orphans and vulnerable children in the village of Naunde and helps to monitor the pregnant women in the area. However, life in this part of the world is really tough. If you get sick or need urgent medical attention, you have very few options. The local clinic is very basic and for most, it’s a very a long walk; people often arrive after hours of walking to join the queue and find that there are no medicines available.But there is something we can do. These fabulous motorbike ambulances can reach the most remote villages in the area (impossible by car even if there was one), giving the people of Naunde real hope should they get ill. The cost to buy, run and maintain a motorbike ambulance for two years is about £11,000.We would love to buy one in time for Christmas, and we need your help. For every JoJo gift voucher sold, we’ll give 10% to the campaign instead of our usual 5% until we reach our target. We really want to achieve this as soon as possible – every day without an ambulance is another day that lives are at risk.
Please bear our gift vouchers in mind if you are buying a gift for friends and family who are pregnant or who have little ones. Each voucher comes with an adorable free greetings card suitable for every occasion.Imagine how happy you would be to see our Nema ambulance man if you had a pregnancy or baby emergency. The alternative could be a very long walk in the middle of a difficult birth or while carrying your sick child – we so desperately want to reduce these awful situations.
Please click here to buy our gift vouchers, or if you would like to adopt Nema as a corporate or school charity contact us and we can supply you with posters and leaflets.
Thank you so much for your support.