Banana plants and fruit trees for hospital in Uganda

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Extreme poverty, diseases and food shortage

Planting of 490 banana plants and 225 fruit trees

Purchase of 2 hectares of land

Supply of patients with food, sale of surplus harvest enables the purchase of medicines

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Kasese District in Uganda

Donation of € 9.000

Znüni Afrikahilfe & St. Joseph Mosati Thank You Jesus Clinic of Father Peter

Father Peter's St. Joseph Mosati Thank You Jesus Clinic is located in the extremely poor district of Kasese in Uganda. Until 2012, Father Peter provided medical care to the poorest people in the community in rented rooms. After land was acquired through donations, construction began on a health clinic, which opened in 2018. People pay what they can spare for treatment. Widows and orphans receive free medical care. The project has so far been largely financed with donations from Znüni Afrikahilfe, which is part of the Catholic pastoral unit in Bad Säckingen.

Meanwhile, the ward has an external reception room, an examination and treatment room, four sickrooms and a nurses' room. A total of 11 nurses can treat diseases such as malaria, typhoid, AIDS, Tuberkulose or diagnose and treat diabetes. After solar panels for lighting the infirmary in the first year, it was also possible to purchase a water filtration system in 2019, which purifies industrial water into bacteria-free drinking water. In addition, an ambulance was purchased in 2019 - all necessary steps to achieve official state recognition.

The hospital is located on its own land, but does not offer any other land for farming. Not far from the ward, Father Peter was able to purchase two acres of land. The Daniel Schlegel Environmental Foundation took over the purchase of the land and will also provide banana plants and trees. A plantation with 490 banana trees will be established on the 9,000 m² of land. In addition, 50 Gilveria and 50 Luziana trees will protect the perennials from the outside and 105 cassava trees and 20 mango trees will provide shade inside the plantation. Maize and beans will serve as intercrops.

The trees provide food for the patients in the ward. In addition, Father Peter plans to support the poorest people in the area by giving them bananas. On the one hand, surplus bananas, mangoes and cassava roots are to be sold to cover the wages of the three farmers in the future. On the other hand, income is to be generated for the purchase of medical consumables. By carrying out this project, we are supporting people in a region where there is great poverty and all help is needed. In addition, we are again planting a few trees for the reception of CO2.

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