- Pray for the CHIPS staff: to be a light and a true witness to Christ's compassion to the poor and helpless
- a 1000L fuel trailer (the van that Rotary donated requires low sulfur diesel which is only available an hour away from our office)
- ongoing CHIPS operating expenses (for expenses beyond the scope of the USAID grant and to meet our obligation for 10% of the total grant funding)
- start up expenses for the economic development projects (marula oil, nuts and fire logs and crawfish production)
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Even though the temperature has dropped, we are still getting 20kg a week from Vuvulane (the crocodile proof traps are working!). While we are enjoying eating them and introducing them to Swazi's, South Africans, and Portuguese alike, the real goal is to develop an export market. Please help us pray about the next steps for this. The proceeds are dedicated to the CHIPS program: to ensure sustainability for the long term.
If you were considering making a donation this month: donations made through GlobalGiving.org are matched today July 16th while funds last.
- Starting at 9 am EDT to 11:59 pm EDT on Wednesday, July 16th, GlobalGiving.org will be matching donations 30% for Partners!
- GlobalGiving will be matching donations up to $1,000 per donor per project.
- GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus award for the project that raises the most funds and a $500 bonus award for the project that comes in second. They are also offering another $1,000 bonus award for most individual donors and a $500 award for the project that comes in second.
We have a visiting Resident from Phoenix Children’s Hospital for the next few weeks working with our staff. Tsan is doing a Global Health rotation and is attached to our CHIPS program here in Swaziland for the month of July. She spent her first week at Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative in Mbabane. She was able to shadow doctors there and gain pediatric HIV experience. The next two weeks will be spent in Vuvulane with the Kudvumisa/CHIPS outreach team doing community HIV care and treatment with emphasis on children and adolescents. She will be sharing her expertise with our nurse and HTC counselors as well as learning from them. We are excited to have her working with us for these next few weeks!
Tsan was born in Taiwan and went to medical school in North Carolina. Her family lives in Washington. She is very interested in pediatric HIV and wishes to further her experience and knowledge so she can use it in her practice back in the States.