PROVIDING HEALTH AND NUTRITION SERVICES
In Budondo (about 15 miles from our facility) on private land that is on long term loan to our organization, GVCP grows a variety of food crops. These crops include corn, bananas, sweet potatoes, cassava, yams, beans, passion fruit and various vegetables. Many of the orphans enrolled in our program assist in the planting, maintenance and harvesting of crops. This activity offers these young people vital life skills and pride in establishing self-sufficiency.
In the past, surplus crops have been distributed to elder Wanyange residents in need and have been shared at community gatherings like the one pictured to the right. Most recently, however, severe drought has curtailed farming efforts, necessitating purchase of food on the expensive open market.
Urgent medical visits are carried out as needed for the children in our care. However, as soon as funds permit, the GVCP intends to provide regularly scheduled doctor visits to treat malaria, offer AIDS screening, make dentistry available and assure routine vaccinations as standard elements of our program.