Ayileche plans on constructing a medical clinic in the future. The clinic will consist of 12 major rooms. It will have different departments such as female and male wards, a paediatric ward, dispensary, maternity room, laboratory, injection room, an office and a storeroom.
We feel it is imperative to have a clinic as an estimated 20% of the villagers are infected with HIV, and there is no clinic or hospital in the area. The nearest clinic is a 20 kilometre walk away and, as such, many of the villagers have never seen a physician. Having a clinic in the village will help alleviate the burden of the villagers while improving overall health and well-being of the community.
Additionally, family planning and preventative medicine programs will be implemented.We will put together a preventative and family planning medicine program which consists of providing condoms and contraceptives, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Construction of the clinic will begin immediately with the help from the community and donor funding and grants. We will partner with organizations dealing with HIV/AIDS therapy and will learn about the disease and how it affects people and their communities.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
We strive for sustainability. As such, arts and crafts classes (beard work and pottery) and women’s small micro business are in the works. The founder of Ayileche has donated a building to the project and this will be turned into a women’s micro-business. We will provide the women with sewing machines, knitting and crotchet needles, wool and material to get started on afghan blankets and clothing business in order to have an opportunity to sustain themselves and their families.
CHICKEN AND FISH FARMS
We are currently researching the possibility of establishing a chicken and fish farm. We have enough land to raise approximately 2,000 chickens. Chicken pens will be built and someone will be hired to take care of the chickens. We are currently looking for funds to make this possible.
It is apparent that a much better and cost-effective way to improve the health and well-being of the poor rural community of Napwanga would be through health education. In order to facilitate this while making our organization self-sustainable, we will opt for the ambitious plan of building a community hall which as well as becoming a teaching venue will have a commercial use which can generate income.
One major concern is sustainability.We will be researching and conducting a field study in order to establish a relationship with the community and identify what the major concerns are, what we can do to help, and what we should do to be of the most help. This will be ongoing.