In Uganda, every nurse and midwife
makes a world of difference. They are among the most critical frontline health workers,
especially in impoverished communities facing high disease burdens, maternal
and infant mortality, and HIV/AIDS.
Please help us raise $30,000 to fund nurses and midwives who in turn can quite literally save hundreds of lives.
The Gretta Foundation has developed a
successful strategy to “pay it forward” in Uganda. We invest in impoverished
young people—giving them full scholarships to attain a career in nursing. We
also provide “scale-up” scholarships to the lowest level nurses and midwives in
underserved communities, helping them to build their knowledge and skills.
We recently approved funding for 10 nursing and
midwife candidates for their first year of school. But we still need your help to see them through
the completion of their degrees. We
are excited those that have applied for Gretta Scholarships—mostly AIDS orphans
or conflict survivors whose own challenging life experiences make them eager to
give back and create health and hope in their communities. For example:
Precious: 22 and an only child/
Precious’ mother was abducted at school by rebels in 1991 and got pregnant in captivity as a result of
rape. In 2002 her mother escaped at night with five-year-old Precious.
Precious was inspired to be a nurse when she saw her mother suffer from a
terrible fever while in the bush along with feeling helpless as fellow abductees,
gravely injured, would be killed versus cared for. “That
pain touched me so deep that I desired to become a nurse.”
The $30,000 goal would have
an exponential impact on countless lives by supporting seven direct-entry
nursing scholarships and three scale-up to diploma nursing and midwifery
scholarships for working professionals desperate to increase their life-saving
skills and competencies.
By making donation, today
you change a life in an instant while saving and curing countless lives