For close to a decade, pennies have been blessed and turn into thousands of dollars that roughly provide 5000 bowls of porridge for young malnourished patients at the Cooley Pediatric Clinic in the small village of Papoli, Uganda.
The Mombin Crochu Clinic has been sponsored and supported across June 2018 by the generosity of our friends Larry and Claudette Lansrud of Tampa, Florida, in honor of Larry’s mother, Lila Lansrud. We thank them and thank God for their compassionate support of God’s children in need through VPI.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with your soul and with all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself” Luke 10:27 Rev. John DeBevoise Sylvia Campbell MD Jeanne Gres CRNA Gail Sadler ARNP Rosie Abbs RN Alicia Bathon RN Karen Muniz RN Tamara Joseph RN Jean Neptune RN Terry […]
I do not know how often Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Holy time of the Lenten journey, and Valentine’s Day, a secular celebration of unconditional love, fall on the same day.
This is the only time in my memory that this has occurred, although I am sure it is not the first.
Bringing Clean Water to Rural Haiti In the rural mountains beyond the village of Mombin Crochu, Haiti, the only way to get water for a family’s needs is to walk to the nearest water source with buckets and carry the water back. This is most often the job of children and women and, because water […]
The Gift of a Cow I met her outside her thatched hut in Papoli, Uganda and we sat under a tree for shade. She was a widow and was caring for her six children alone. Most often, women who become widowed will leave their children to go off and look for another man. But this […]
Two days ago, I was in the grocery store and noticed an elderly man slowly pushing his cart down the aisle. Both of his wrists were bandaged with blue gauze and the paper-thin skin on his bare arms was marked with multiple bruises. He was wearing a plastic identification bracelet and as I watched, a […]
Village Partners International Responds to Request for Famine Aid Uganda has been experiencing a prolonged drought and the repercussions of three seasons of crop failure have resulted in the worst food shortage in 37 years. In some parts of western Uganda, villagers are feeling hopeless and resorting to desperate means. “Famine is real here in […]
Last month, 15 volunteers including medical doctors, nurses, health professionals, a pastor and others traveled to Mombin Hospital in Haiti to offer their service and skills. Medical doctors and nurses started seeing patients in the clinic right away, hoping to assist the Haitian doctors and staff with caring for the many needy and sick waiting […]
In Papoli, Uganda, villagers are benefiting from a partnership that includes community volunteers, health care professionals, day care and nutrition specialists, administrators and support from Village Partners International and other organizations. For the past twelve years, the Papoli Community Development Foundation has been the instrument for enormous change in an area where poverty, sickness, lack of access to clean water and malnutrition were commonplace.