Friday, February 28, 2014

A Permanent Swazi Home

URGENT
A Permanent Swazi Home

For the past five years we have worked out of first a rented small one room office in Tambankulu and now with our expanded staff and secure drug storage requirements a three room office in Vuvulane.  We were given another building in the compound to use for our economic development projects as well.  Yesterday Daran was approached by a man waiving a "court order" threatening to arrest him as "illegally occupying" the two buildings.  We are apparently stuck between two groups vying for control of the properties.  Which is right?  Don't know.  But this is the problem of not having a permanent home in this area where options for space are few.
Several years back we floated the idea and our dream of purchasing a partially developed property in Maphiveni. There was space for a clinic, class rooms for adult education, space for the economic development "incubators", commercially lease-able space for financial sustainability, a house for missionaries and visitors, and space to build staff housing.  A Rotary Donor Advised Fund was set up through the Rotary Foundation and is currently at $39,711 about 12% of the total funding needed to purchase this property.  With the current exchange rate, our dollars can go much farther than two years ago. We would ask you to prayerfully consider helping us reach this goal. 
Information and online donations to the DAF can be found at at this link.
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New Mobile Clinic
Halleluiah!  Our staff are ecstatic over the new mobile clinic that was delivered this month.  Major funding for the clinic came from Divinity Lutheran Church in Towson, MD.  It has been a huge boost in effectiveness in serving the patients we see in each community.

We'll have more pictures of the clinic in action next time.
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