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    A little help can go a long way

    DAY 98

    A Friend to Lean On

    While we were at the health center repairing the ceiling and preventing bats from coming in, we realized there was another opportunity to help.

    We saw someone who needed assistance getting inside and around the health center itself. We saw pregnant moms needing to get up to get a drink of water. We saw people with injuries who needed to visit the latrines. Although these patients are being taken care of by our team, they also needed something else – a better way to get around.

    So for Day 98 we thought to ourselves – why not jump in, why not do something? The solution was easy.

    We purchased canes, crutches, and a stretcher to be kept at the health center. So when patients need to get around and go from building to building, they can lean on these tools for help.

    “I’m very happy to have this stretcher,” said Florence, the in-charge nurse at the health center. “Before, our team would have to carry people on their own – people who were very ill. It’s not ideal. It will be easier for us to lift those patients now – to help people who cannot walk by themselves.”

    We hadn’t planned to buy these things for the health center. But when we saw we could do something – even something as small as getting crutches and a stretcher – we stepped up to help. Because of this small shift, the dignity of both patients and caretakers is restored – their lives are just a little bit easier. And that’s what Changemakers 365 is all about.

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