The Last Visit: Foundiouge & Fatick Region
I can’t think of a better way to have completed our round of Water Charity / Peace Corps project visits. The project in the Guague Cherif Village was a newly constructed well within the grounds of the Health Hut. What I didn’t expect was to learn about all the other amazing pieces to this larger project.In Senegal, a health hut is the lowest level of health services available but in this case they are actually in the process of upgrading to a Medical Post which will consist of more services, medications and a nurse practitioner. The village currently has a wonderful nurse and mid-wife working at this location.
I was really blown away to see the amount of great information in the examine rooms prepared by the people in the village, Hannah from the Peace Corps and from multiple NGOs. This is truly an example of many people and organizations coming together to provide remarkable benefits for a community. Everyone was so grateful for the project and made mention that it has taken a tremendous amount of stress off mothers in the village giving birth.
If I had to take one thing from this entire experience it would be following. We may think that our personal contribution is just one drop in the bucket compared to the vast amount of needs. This may very well be the case, BUT everyone’s one drop in the bucket eventually produces a full bucket. And this, I am happy to say, I’ve witnessed.
A huge thank you to Photographers Without Borders and Water Charity for giving me the opportunity to document all the great work taking place in Senegal. And a HUGE thank you to all the amazing Peace Corps volunteers in the field implementing all the wonderful projects required in their villages.
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