Vehicle to assist poorer communities

Vehicle to assist poorer communities

THE Harnas Life Line Clinic at Epukiro near Gobabis has received a brand new vehicle from Pupkewitz Toyota to help reach the rural community.

Volunteer doctors from Windhoek travel to the Clinic once a month to help the poor in Herero and San communities. During the past six months they have helped about 486 patients who would otherwise not be able to receive medical care because of extreme poverty.”The need is much bigger and sometimes we need to give a patient 30 tablets but are only able to give them 10 as we do not have enough funds” said Dr Rudi van Vuuren.Chris Heuniss, a Windhoek pharmacist, has already donated medicine valued at more than N$20 000, but it is not enough.The communities are assisted through a project initiated by the Harnas Wild Life Foundation.The Foundation has been assisting and helping animals in distress for the past 30 years.Wild animals that need to be rehabilitated and who are not able to return to the wild find a new home at Harnas.About two years ago Marlize and Rudi van Vuuren became aware of the need to assist poor communities neighbouring Harnas.Through donations and volunteers, the Clinic was finally established in February 2005, and the number of patients is growing every month.Speaking during the handover of the vehicle, Harold Pupkewitz noted that Namibia needed more people who were willing to look after communities and help them to grow, and fewer people just trying to enrich themselves.During the past six months they have helped about 486 patients who would otherwise not be able to receive medical care because of extreme poverty.”The need is much bigger and sometimes we need to give a patient 30 tablets but are only able to give them 10 as we do not have enough funds” said Dr Rudi van Vuuren.Chris Heuniss, a Windhoek pharmacist, has already donated medicine valued at more than N$20 000, but it is not enough.The communities are assisted through a project initiated by the Harnas Wild Life Foundation.The Foundation has been assisting and helping animals in distress for the past 30 years.Wild animals that need to be rehabilitated and who are not able to return to the wild find a new home at Harnas.About two years ago Marlize and Rudi van Vuuren became aware of the need to assist poor communities neighbouring Harnas.Through donations and volunteers, the Clinic was finally established in February 2005, and the number of patients is growing every month.Speaking during the handover of the vehicle, Harold Pupkewitz noted that Namibia needed more people who were willing to look after communities and help them to grow, and fewer people just trying to enrich themselves.

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