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COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, a dramatic impact on people both here in the US and in the developing nations we serve. The inequalities that people already have to deal with in normal circumstances have worsened with this pandemic. Sadly, all of Power of a Nickel’s medical mission trips since January 2020 have been canceled. Rather than dwelling on the negativity of the situation, with the support of our mission mobilizer friends, Power of a Nickel has continued our outreach to many of our partners in these impoverished communities.
- In the slums of Katwe, Kampala, Uganda, the eco latrine that has been in the works has been built at St. Charles school.
Funds have provided the ability to re-start St.Charles primary school with the new requirements as directed by the Ugandan government to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
- Hundreds of pounds of medicines and medical supplies have been shipped to a hospital and doctors in Venezuela.
- In Vietnam, our partners have received funds to build a community center in a remote village that will serve as our medical clinic the next opportunity we have to serve there.
- St Lucia Primary School in Masaka has a new printer and school safety requirements mandated by the Ugandan government have been completed to allow students to return to school.
- Funds to assist with teachers’ salaries to insure students could be in school were sent.
- Early during this pandemic, funds were sent to help feed the children and families in Mweurka, Uganda.
- The dentist who is in school for advanced training received a new computer in order to maintain his ability to continue his studies online. This dentist has volunteered with our team in Uganda for 7 years.
- A dental fund is available for needy adults in the 74127 zip code administered by The Common Good.
While many positive advancements have happened to help stop this virus in the United States and in other developed countries – those advancements have not reached the communities we serve. Medications to treat Covid-19, supplies to assist hospitals, ventilators, post-covid therapies, economic aid to families or businesses just to name a few, are not available in those communities.
Through the continued support of our friends, we can truly make a difference in so many lives even if we are not physically there. When we are able to travel to these destinations with healthcare teams – we will be ready.