FAME Medical in Tanzania
Catherine Duwe and Safi Mwambo spent their school break working at FAME Medical in Karatu, Tanzania. They both are in their final year of Nursing School in Tanzania, and we look so forward to them joining the FAME Team when they graduate next September. These two lovely young women are fulfilling their dreams.
Catherine is from a very poor family in Karatu. She began her time at FAME Medical as a Housekeeper. Safi was studying to be a Clinical Officer but had to drop out when her family ran out of money. She subsequently came to work at FAME Medical as a Nurse Assistant.
Recognizing their potential, both young women were selected for FAME scholarships –- a program FAME started in an effort to address the staggering shortages of healthcare workers in rural Tanzania. According to one report, the overall nurse to population ratio in Tanzania is estimated to be 160:100,000. In rural Districts, like ours, estimates suggest a ratio of 6:100,000. Having experience, firsthand, these stark realities, Safi and Catherine understand how desperately Tanzania needs skilled and compassionate nurses. They have dedicated their lives to making a difference where they are needed most, in rural Tanzania, the place of their birth.
Africa Dream Safaris will match dollar for dollar any $50 donation thus turning your contribution into $100, which has real significant purchasing power in Tanzania. Please click here to contribute to FAME and to learn more about the organization. Make sure to enter ‘Africa Dream Safaris’ in the designation field to ensure that your $50 donation is matched correctly.