The Benevolent Fund is the way we are able to help our poorest patients. Soddo Christian Hospital does not offer free care – we have chosen this model in order to build a sustainable healthcare facility that will last long into Ethiopia’s future. However, we are always treating the poor – many of whom do not have the resources to pay for their own care.
That’s where you come in! By giving to the Benevolent Fund, your donation goes to pay for the care of these patients. Consider this:
- $100 would pay for most surgeries that we do here, including appendectomies and gall bladder surgery
- Just $50 would pay for a medical admission for malaria or TB – common maladies in this part of the world
- $200 would cover the surgery to repair a broken bone and the hospitalization associated with it
Any amount you choose to give is fine. Patients are screened by a committee of nationals, and if eligible, they will receive the donated funds. Thanks so much for helping us deliver care to Ethiopia!
(We’ve set the goal for this project at $5000. This is arbitrary because in fact, this is an ongoing need. The project will reset whenever this goal is met, so we can keep raising funds for these patients…)