Look at What You’ve Accomplished!

Every time we tap into the daily news, it seems we are greeted with more chaos and turmoil. Today, we’d like to share some upbeat, happy news. You folks who have supported us with your encouragement and book purchases have our heartfelt gratitude. Johanna and I wanted you to see what you’ve accomplished. You have provided electric lights to a remote medical clinic in Uganda! The following is a write up:

Crew Assembling Solar Array

Crew Assembling Solar Array

“The Gayaza Health Center II in central Uganda is not a clinic serving a huge number of people (some of the clinics may serve 20,000 or more people), but it is in an extremely impoverished area 13 kilometers from the nearest grid and currently with 0 hours of electricity. The staff use their mobile phone flashlights and/or kerosene in the clinic, which is only open 5 days/week for 10 hours/day. With electrification it will be open 7 days a week for 24 hours/day. The clinic is extremely remote and serves a dispersed catchment area of 5,473 people (as per the last census in 2017). They currently treat 350 patients every week (200 of them are children) for a variety of ailments including malaria, diarrhea and fever.”

Crew Roof Mounting Solar Array

Crew Roof Mounting Solar Array

Something Most Take for Granted

Something Most Take for Granted

When Johanna and I were asked what we wanted on the sign, we asked that our supporters be acknowledged in some way. Unfortunately, the text would have created a bill board instead of a small concise sign, so, although not written on the sign, Johanna and I could not have done this without you.

Hospital Staff

Hospital Staff

This is public acknowledgement that you folks are the real heroes here. All we did was pass money on from you to this worthy project. From our perspective, what better way to celebrate over 40 years of being off grid than by lighting up a community health center far removed from the grid. Every person who purchased our book made a contribution to this and we sincerely hope you take pride in the accomplishment. Over time, we will light up more medical clinics that are in desperate need of simple lights. Well done folks! Thank you!

Until next time, keep the dream alive! We wish you a great day!

Ron and Johanna

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4 Responses to Look at What You’ve Accomplished!

  1. Patti McCurdy says:

    Ron and Joanna – This is awesome! So besides purchasing your extremely interesting book it somehow makes me in a small way responsible for this amazing gift for these people, something we all take for granted every day. Thank you.
    Patti McCurdy

    • Ron & Johanna Melchiore says:

      You got it Patti! Your support and the support from others is responsible for this gift to these people. Thank you! Stay well down there.

  2. Arlene says:

    Dear Joanna and Ron, First Thank You for all your work on your book, I have and am learning a lot. This is a wonderful idea to help people in need, we sometimes take so many things for granted. Thank You for letting us be a part of this gift and your adventures off grid.

    • Ron & Johanna Melchiore says:

      Hello Arlene. Thank you for the kind comment and support. We are happy to hear you are finding our book a good source of information. Stay well!

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