Rural Health Care Initiative
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Rural Health Care Initiative is pleased to announce completion of fundraising for the construction and furnishing of the Birth Waiting Home complex in Tikonko. The construction project, which came to approximately $100,00, includes:

  • The main building with space for up to 24 women, educational rooms, and staff offices
  • Outdoor kitchen, latrine, triage building, and garage for RHCI’s truck
  • Shipping container, which was purchased and transported from MN (used for storage)

Because of our generous donors, the construction is scheduled to be completed in this summer. Support is now needed to:

  • Begin the operations, including hiring of local Tikonko staff,  trainings, meetings, obtaining and setting up of the furnishings

Once the Birth Waiting Home is furnished and staffing in place, the opening will take place, welcoming pregnant women from distant villages a safe place to stay at the end of pregnancy, to have access health care for childbirth.

“Open the Doors Campaign”

Now that we’ve built the Birth Waiting Home, and the furnishings are being purchased (some were donated), it’s time to fund the first year of operations.  Total cost will be approximately $24,000,  which will be the focus of the upcoming Fall Open the Doors Dinner Fundraiser on October 29th.