Merry Christmas to all from the staff at GECHAAN! This picture was taken on World AIDS Day December 1st
, it includes most of our staff. We want to take this time to thank each and every one of you for your partnership, we appreciate your prayer and financial support!
As you close out 2015 and think of your year-end giving we wanted to let you know of a few things that GECHAAN will need in the future. If any of these fit into your year-end budget please use the work funds account at this link.
Please send us an email so we know how to apply your donation. If you have any questions let us know.
The Hall at GECHAAN that we use for AWANA training, Leadership Seminars and other training is in need of a new sound system, projection screen and a few more chairs. Speakers and amplifier are $365.00, a screen is $85.00 and chairs are $6.50 each and we would like 20.
LED Lighting- We have been able to change out much our old, less efficient lighting in parts of the compound and would like to finish the rest of the compound. The LED lighting takes much less energy and is better light. The cost is $700.00 to finish switching over the rest of the compound.
Grasscutters-We are starting a farming project. Grasscutters or Cane Rats are a rodent native to Nigeria. The animal has long been a favorite food for many in the region and is high in protein. We would like 15 Grasscutters and two cages to start our project of teaching those with space and resource limitations how to farm these and help support their own families. Grasscutter are $50.00 each and we would like 15 and 2 cages at $300.00 each. You can read more about them here.
Guard Dogs- The vet came today and Ruthie is getting older and Boaz passed away last year. He suggests we get new guard dogs, so that we can train them while Ruthie is still here. He said it is best to get a male and a female. They are $200.00 each.
In the Clinic we had a donation to build the new Pharmacy Facility. We will need shelving to store medications and supplies for $740.00 and $500.00 for other miscellaneous furnishings for waiting and counseling area.
Small Security building by Clinic-Currently Security guards at the Clinic are outside all night and it would be wonderful to have a small building for them to be able to use. $500.00
During 2016 we will continue the process of computerizing the entire Clinic and will need 12 touch screen computers at $500.00 each.
As we expand the clinic we will need to add additional staff and it will take a while for them to be trained and thus generate income. $5,500.00 will cover the entire year of 2016 additional staff need salaries to start doing labor delivery and minor surgery helping continue to make the clinic into a hospital and more sustainable.