For the past few weeks we’ve been raising money to assist with the Mpongwe mission hospital in handling the pandemic. Thanks to everyone who has given, we’ve managed to raise over £4000 towards the hospital’s covid response. Below is a picture of the first oxygen concentrator being unboxed by one of the nurses at the hospital. It is now fully operational and working well.
Currently the hospital has not got many covid patients, but with vaccination levels quite low they are preparing for another wave as the rainy season approaches. We are ready to buy additional equipment and supplies for the hospital but are just waiting to hear on the ground exactly what the next requirements will be. Thank you so much for giving so generously!
Dear friends and supporters, just a very quick note to say thanks for praying and it looks like everything is back to normal with our account now. In the end it was a fairly straight forward fix satisfying the bank that we are adhering to strict standards (which we are). Hopefully this was not too disruptive and those of you who give regularly will not have been affected, but feel free to get in touch if you have any queries.
Dear friends and supporters, last time I wrote to you about our bank account, I had hoped that all the issues had been resolved. Unfortunately, it seems like we are still struggling with some of the administration of our account. It’s possible that for those of you with direct debits set up to support the OVC work may have payments returned to you.
Please be assured that we are doing all we can to adhere to the regulations regarding raising funds and transferring them to our partners in Zambia. It seems that international charities are under much stricter scrutiny these days.
I will try to keep you regularly updated through this blog, and please do pass this message on to other supporters. We’d also really value your prayers to resolve this issue, and also for the continuing work in Zambia.
We’ve been connecting recently with Annette Sandwall, who works with a team in and around Mpongwe. The team are researching the impact of alcoholism in Zambia and helping to spread awareness of the dangers. Their report helps to give a bit of context to some of the challenges we’re currently facing there.
We are pleased to announce that you can buy gift cards to give to friends or family as a way of supporting the work of Mpongwe’s People. Our charity gift cards enable you to donate any amount and 100% of the donation will go to our frontline work in Zambia.
For more information, get in touch with us through the contact page!