We are pleased to report that we have taken delivery of seven ambucycles. These were given to Mulanje Mission Hospital who have taken responsibility for delivering them to out lying clinics which come under their jurisdiction. As with the fuel saving stoves these are made in Mulanje and we intend to make distributing them an on going project. Photos of the the clinics who received them will be put on the web site as soon as we have them. Thank you to the five villages of Ashmore, Fontmell Maga, Iwerne Minster, Sutton Waldron, and Shroton who all got to-gether and had a big fund raising effort for the Nchima Trust and raised enough money to buy 16 ambucycles. Thank also to Perry Snell who bought a cycle for the Mulanje area in lieu of Christmas presents to her family.
UPDATE ON THE AMBUCYCLE PROJECT (April 2007)
We have now distributed 12 Ambucycles and another 20 are on order 6 went to St. Luke's Hospital Zomba these were funded with a very generous donation from Bridgett LeHuray who has worked for many years at St. Luke's hospital. A further 6 went to Mulanje Mission Hospital. Roland Van Der Ven from Mulanje Mission emailed me to say all six had been given to village birthing attendants. These Ambucycles will enable mothers who normally would have no means of getting to hospital in a crisis to now be transported to Mulanje. The new pictures are the Ambucycles which were given to the birthing attendants. Mulanje Mission covers 72 villages and it is hoped that every one of these villages will in time have at least one Ambucycles. Of the twenty on order 4 will go to the bush clinics in the Phalombe area of Mulanje.
To all of you who keep supporting The Nchima Trust and especially the Ambucycle project thank you. It is our hope to make this an ongoing project and buy Ambucycles indefinitely.