Medicines for the Eben-Ezer Clinic
This Giving Tuesday, would you consider supporting the Eben-Ezer Clinic in Fort Liberte?
At this point in 2020, about 12 teams have missed their trips, most of whom provide support for the clinic with medications, supplies and referrals for special needs patients. That support is missing this year. That puts the clinic in dire need of support and finds FFL trying to cover all clinic needs.
We estimate it takes at least $6,000 each month just for medications and supplies, plus salaries, maintenance, and emergency meds/procedures. It is a big deal, and we know it. But God has provided for this work since the first trunks of meds were donated from doctors’ sample closets more than 25 years ago. It is our prayer that you will help us continue with His work in Fort Liberté.
A donation of $200 will provide life-saving medicines to the clinic for one day.
Your donation of any amount is greatly appreciated, and we thank you in advance for your support.
From its rough beginning of a few volunteers and a trunk load of meds set up once a year in a dilapidated building, the EBEN-EZER CLINIC has developed into a functioning community resource with its own building and full-time Haitian medical team. For more than 20 years, Friends of Fort Liberté teams and supporters have worked to provide medical care for people with none. In many ways, the clinic is a great success. Long time visitors note an improvement in the general health of the whole Fort Liberté area and the clinic has been recognized by the Haitian Government for providing the most consistent care in the northern region for chronic disease patients.
Every weekday morning since its opening in 2004, patients have lined up on the clinic porch for songs and prayers, then for care. This is such blessing when compared to our starting place, but more is needed. Meds and supplies are usually just a few weeks or even days from depletion. Diagnostic tools such as ultra-sound and x-ray are not available and our clinic lab is very limited. Many people outside town cannot get in to clinic at all and satellite clinics are needed for them. Overall, clinic space and services need to be expanded to include a separate treatment area, space for overnight care and, someday, a birthing center.
Medical care has grown at Eben-Ezer Clinic and many good things do happen there but the reach of our clinic can only be as far as friends will help us stretch. Think what it would be like to function every day without your medicine cabinet – in Haiti. Patients there have few means to even prevent infection in simple cuts or treat colds that might become pneumonia. It costs about $300 a day just to maintain present services, but more is needed With your help, the Eben-Ezer Clinic can step into the gap between helplessness and help for those in need.