The Katumbi Clinic is very remote, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, but serves a population of 3,000 farmers and fishermen. It is staffed by a permanent nurse who also performs midwife duties, and there is the odd visit from a doctor.
Ace Bandages, Alcohol Swabs/Wipes, Cannulas, Respiratory Masks, Sanitary Napkins, Small Scissors
Dressings, Forceps, Surgical Gloves
Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent), Pregnancy Testing Kits
Alcohol Gel, Antibiotics, Antifungal Cream, Antihistamine, Aspirin, Burn Cream, Eye Drops, First Aid Spray, Hydrocortisone Cream, Ibuprofen, Oral Rehydration Salts, Paracetamol, Permethrin (Scabies Cream), Vitamins
Specifically for Children:
Cannulas (Particularly Pediatric Cannulas and Giving Set), Cloth Diapers and Clips, Newborn Clothes (Very Useful)
The Katumbi Primary School offers basic education to over 800 children from ages 4 through 13 years old of farming and fishing communities on the banks of Lake Tanganyika. We are raising cash toward furniture and infrastructure, but the school is also badly in need of basic equipment.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pens, and Solar Calculators
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) General Science, Health, Math, and *Textbooks in English for Primary Level
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and *White Shirts and Polo Shirts in Small Sizes
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.