Boy with cerebral palsy
The Head Nurse, called the Matron or Sister-in-Charge, has been without a resident doctor for 9 years. Currently a Dr. from Mt Selinda visits once a month. Cell phone service and email connections are non-existent. Therefore, the nurses manage all cases that come to the door with the skills they have, compassion and grace. The recent acquisition of a used ambulance can now provide emergency transport to Mt Selinda or Chipinge Hospitals. Medications and essential supplies are often scarce or unavailable. The staff receives a stipend of approximately $ 8 per day.
Despite these challenges, the nurses and other workers do the best they can with hope for a brighter future. The Matron says that "we keep on keeping on".
The lessons to be learned are many. Life and success are what you make it. Beyond the poverty lies everything important; the blessings of generosity, gratitude, welcoming friendship and love.