In celebration of International Day of the Girl, help a girl thrive. With your life-changing support, these girls can build the foundation they need to make their dreams come true.
Your generosity helped 58 children thrive by providing food, academic, and medical support.
Thanks to donors like you, the Richard Oslund Memorial Clinic served 663 patients in March.
5 Patients received family planning
126 Patients received health education
655 Laboratory tests were performed for 370 patients
46 Vaccinations were given
Thank you for being our partners in bringing a better future for these children and their community!
This is Hana. She is a single parent. She is raising her son, Tamire, who has medical issues. Hana did not have the means to care for her child, until she got your help.
Thanks to your generosity, Hana got the support that she needs.
Now, Tamire is part of BNCO's Child Sponsorship Program. As participants of the program, both Hana and Tamira get much-needed healthcare services at BNCO's Richard Oslund Memorial Clinic for free. And Hana receives additional support to ensure that Tamire will grow up healthy and safe.
Thank you for all that you do for mothers!
Your generosity made it possible for 59 vulnerable children to receive the support they needed to have a home, adequate food, free healthcare, and to succeed in school.
Thanks to your support, the Richard Oslund Memorial Clinic served:
628 patients in total
228 patients with laboratory services
72 patients with vaccinations
103 patients with health education
Unfortunately, the clinic was not able to provide contraception this month due to budget constraints.
We could not do this without your help. Thank you!
In February, Dr. Indira Gowda volunteered at BNCO's Richard Oslund Memorial Clinic (ROMC). Dr. Gowda is a Emergency Medicine resident at a hospital in New York City. While in medical school, she did an OB/GYN rotation at a hospital in Addis Ababa. She wanted to return to Ethiopia to share her medical skills and knowledge.
When asked about her volunteer experience, Dr. Gowda talked about the ROMC staff and her observations of how medicine is practiced differently in low-resource settings. She found the clinic staff "approachable and friendly", and she was impressed by how quickly they saw patients. She noticed that they rely more on physical skills to make diagnosis compared to doctors in the U.S. who have access to more resources and testing.
We would like to give a big thanks to Dr. Gowda for donating her time and working alongside the ROMC staff to provide healthcare to a community in need.
Are you interested in volunteering with BNCO in Ethiopia? If so, please fill out this form or email Ai at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We have volunteer opportunities at the clinic and with the children.
To improve the socioeconomic condition of women and their families, Blue Nile Children's Organization (BNCO) supports small-business activity. Thanks to your support, BNCO was able to equip waste pickers with wheelbarrows. Three associations, with 10 members each, were given 6 wheelbarrows.
Waste pickers scavenge through trash to find things they can resell, such as metals, plastic, and cardboard, and for things they can use themselves. Some waste pickers use the materials they find to make jewelry that they then sell. These waste pickers are the poorest of the poor community members who live in our project area. Two of the women are foster parents to children in our Child Sponsorship Program.
Because of your support, waste pickers also receive free healthcare at the Richard Oslund Memorial Clinic.
Your generosity helps these women to better provide for their families. Thank you!
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Donors like you made it possible for 58 children to get what they needed to thrive, including free healthcare at the Richard Oslund Memorial Clinic.
In January, the clinic served:
Your support makes all this possible! Thank you for your kind support!
Thanks to donors like you, 59 children got the support they needed to have shelter, food, free healthcare, and the resources to go to school.
At the Richard Oslund Memorial Clinic,
Your generosity makes these things possible, and we are so grateful for your support!