Mafubira, Uganda is near Jinja
The New Clinic
In 2017, a new clinic was established in Mafubira to provide life-saving healthcare to vulnerable children within the community. In Mafubira, families are often unable to afford hospital fees or transportation to hospitals. At LCM’s clinic, a majority of the patients are treated for burns, which are frequently sustained by cooking over open fires. Additionally, children receive treatment for a variety of illnesses, including malaria, which is prevalent in Uganda. Last year, nearly 100 children were treated at LCM’s clinic in Mafubira. Malaria was the leading cause of mortality for Children above 5 years (Uganda Bureau of statistics 2016)
We have recently purchased two new clinic beds:
Before the new clinic was built, Lufafa was treating patients in a small room (pictured below).
Development – The Demonstration Farm
We are praying about purchasing land to build a school, farm, and demonstration area to teach people how to garden and care for animals. This land is located in Mafubira near the children’s home and is about a 15-minute walk from the clinic. So far we have $4,000 of the $9,000 needed to buy the land.
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The Children’s Home & School
The school and children’s home in Mafubira was established to: provide impoverished families with the opportunity to send their children to school at no cost to them; and to offer a home and an education to the community’s orphaned children. The centrally-located children’s home and school is near the clinic and the community church. James, the headmaster, is a local Christian man who believes that education can greatly improve one’s quality of life. The schoolgrounds consist of five buildings, two of which are currently under construction.