A Canadian guest recently arrived with a bag full of medicines for the local village clinic at Katumbi just outside Mahale to the north.
Pack for a Purpose is an organisation whose mission is to assist travellers who would like to positively impact communities in the countries they are visiting. http://www.packforapurpose.org/docs/countries/tanzania/greystoke-mahale.shtml
Katumbi clinic serves approx 3000 local residents and is assisted by the Nomad Trust.
Kerrie set off in a boat to deliver the much appreciated new supplies. Nurse Elizabeth was extremely grateful for the contribution. The impact these contributions makes, hit home strongly as a funeral was being held that day for a young lady and her child who both died while giving birth.
Being extremely remote here in the west of Tanzania, these communities can be somewhat forgotten when it comes to receiving outside help.