Village Partners International
seeks to develop and enhance communities with profound need.
|Mombin Crochu: 03/02/12|
THE TRUCK HAS ARRIVED IN MOMBIN CROCHU!!!!
We give deep deep thanks and gratitude to all who helped raise the funds to allow this dream to become reality!
The village of Mombin Crochu, Haiti suffered the loss of two villagers whose lives could possibly have been saved, had the resources been available. A mother and her child died because there was no transportation to take them over the long rough road to a more advanced health care facility that could have saved their lives.
A few years ago Covenant Hospital Network provided the small hospital in Mombin Crochu with a used but sturdy vehicle that was designed to withstand the beating caused by the horrible terrain that serves as roads between the village and larger cities. That vehicle recently required extensive and costly repairs and had reached a point where the cost of needed repairs far exceeded the value of the vehicle. That vehicle had been the villagers’ lifeline for food and supplies, and has served as an ambulance in times of need.
The village was in desperate need of another vehicle as soon as possible to allow these services to continue. The cost of a good used vehicle that will hold up to the rugged terrain would be approximately $20,000. Generous donations were made and the truck has arrived.
Lives will be saved, as this will be used for transport of patients, medications, and supplies!
Your gifts have brought hope and healing to those with such great need!