Tanzania

As part of Zumbro’s 10 year anniversary of partnership with Iambi Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania, we are working to raise $20,000 for two important initiatives for Iambi: To purchase an anesthesia machine to support surgical treatments. To assist with upgrading to an electronic medical record system. The Zumbro Tanzania Team, along with Dr. Gudu, Iambi …

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Zumbro Lutheran Church is celebrating its 10th anniversary in partnership with Iambi Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania. In honor of this special occasion, the Zumbro Lutheran Church Council has approved the Tanzania Team’s fundraising objective of $20,000, and has pledged matching funds up to $10,000 through Zumbro’s capital campaign mission tithe. The necessity of the $20,000 …

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By Pastor Lisa I’m on my way home from our annual visit to Tanzania. I often get questions from people who wonder why I continue to return year after year. After an important visit with our partners at Iambi Hospital that was packed full of hard conversations and challenging circumstances, in addition to lots of …

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By Tim Daly William is the X-ray technologist newly hired for Iambi and he is wonderful. He has a huge amount of knowledge and background in radiology. Although most of his background is in radiation therapy, he told me that when the patient load was low, they had to do general X-ray exams. William will …

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By Bob Jenkins On Friday, Ann, Gaspar and I joined Martina on two palliative care visits (Martina is the palliative care coordinator for Iambi Hospital.) We drove about 10 kilometers to Iambi village and visited a 90 year-old Muslim woman who had suffered a minor stroke. She had been given a walker from the hospital …

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By Sue Jenkins We bought fabric in Arusha to serve as blankets in the kits, knowing that the mamas would use it as a baby carrier. Fabric is sold in 6 yard (or meter) lengths. All 100 pieces had to be carefully torn in half. Ann, Lisa, and others enjoyed opening & dividing all the …

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By Tim Daly Hearing Fundi called out just makes my day. (In Swahili, fundi means “one who fixes things.”) I love jumping into whatever task that may be asked of me — from our arrival when I ended up replacing several outlets in the Zumbro guest house, to putting the toilet tank back together after …

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By Ann Leland At the end of our travels in February 2018 the team had an idea: next year we should host a staff dinner. Fast forward to 2019… The idea was revisited at our final meeting before setting off on the journey to Tanzania. Why not serve burritos to keep in line with Zumbro’s …

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By Sue Jenkins Having flown into Kilimanjaro airport on Thursday, we awoke on Friday morning ready to shop for the items needed to pack the newborn kits. The generosity of the congregation allowed us to purchase supplies for 200 kits. The team decided to purchase supplies in Tanzania, since this supports the local economy. Fortunately, …

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By Bob Jenkins We arrived at Nkungi Village (and Iambi Hospital) at about 6:30pm Saturday evening after an eight hour drive from Arusha. The Land Rover was overflowing with the Zumbro team, our luggage, and the material for the newborn kits. Thanks be to God, all arrived safely (although the newborn kit material that was …

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