Money from a water project was deviated to help one of AIC’s projects in one village. The AIC community there has initiated the renovation of one of the oldest missionary sites in the area. The building was used as a missionary station for AIC in the1960s. Now the communities are renovating it to become a health center, which will be the area’s first. Mostly women have engaged in the making and laying of bricks. AIC has given a contribution from the water project fund to support the completion of the health center.
About 6,000 residents live in the area. Currently the nearest health facility is about four hours by foot or three hours by bike. Children and women are most at risk, especially pregnant women who cannot go for prenatal care. Most illnesses are treated using traditional herbs or witch doctor’s potions.