July 2019

Dear Friends and partners,

It has been awhile since I wrote – this summer I am in Canada working on personal issues. The good news is that the Nokor Tep Women’s Hospital opened its doors to patients on June 4th – it’s been a slow start but also a good start as we work out all the many issues facing us. The good news is that the hospital is being well received by patients – they very much enjoy the ambience – very delighted with staff who take the time to show respect, explain the examinations and results. Very good beginning. Next week we receive 100 women sponsored by a group called SHE – who have paid for their memberships. How good is that!!

Since I have arrived in Canada it has become clear to me that walking 100,000 km is a challenge that is very hard to do as everyone is so very busy with their lives. This past week I met with several friends and talked about raising a million dollars for the hospital over the next 6 months.

A good friend of mine, Cora, who owns a chicken farm, came up with her own personal fundraiser – she is determined to walk 1000 kilometers over the next 6 months and have 1000 people sponsor her for $10 each – her personal fundraising goal is $10,000 by end of December.

Maggie just had a hip replacement and needs daily physio which she struggles to do so she set a personal goal of going to physio every day and her personal goal is sponsorship for ten thousand as well. Jennifer rides a motorbike and she is selling $10 per km for the next 5000 km in 6 months. Personally, I am going to walk 11,700 stairs for a personal goal of $1.00 per stair – and it goes on.

What is the big change – well we have decided to let everyone set their own personal challenge – to set their own goal, amount to be raised and reaching out to their own circle of people. I am inviting each one of you to do the same. If you do so – take a moment and send me an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) – I, in turn, can send you a flyer we are using and a sample of a donation page.  This way I can track worldwide and keep you up to date on the progress.

This concept is very exciting as it allows people to choose what they like best – set up their own personal fundraiser – etc. Tabitha Canada has set up walking for women – on their Canada help web site so each of us can set up our own page and mark our progress. For example, my page is https://www.canadahelps.org/me/2gUFMMU

Now why do this – well the hospital is in need of so many things – like solar panels, elevators, CT Scan, reagents for the laboratory, a fund to pay for our poorest patients, etc.

I am so thankful for each of you – for the hospital, for the staff, my co-founders, for so many blessings. I thank My God for this privilege. How good that is.




To Donate : https://nokor-tep.net/index.php/donate

Website: www.nokor-tep.net

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