Amount of grant approved (£) : 6,020

Year of grant : 2017

TDT has worked with the people of Matongo for nearly 5 years. In this valley 10,000 people live in scattered hamlets with no medical facility. They dream for a Dispensary, so that pregnant mothers will get skilled care and a nearby place to give birth, not 15km away over high hills. 2017 has seen great strides in achieving the long-cherished project.

The villagers have worked hard and by February had themselves built the large Dispensary to lintel level. The Butiama District Council had promised a grant of £3,000 and full staffing. Fund-Raising has gone well: last month Hilden gave £12,000 and with support from FOT (USA) and All Saints Church Sanderstead, fund-raising is almost complete. Construction is now proceeding rapidly; we believe the Dispensary will be opened in 2017 – a dream come true.