About the Weema Clinic & Maize Mill
Weema means sanctuary. And when it’s finished, the Weema Clinic will be a sanctuary of restoration for the people of Kyampisi, in rural Uganda.
The community is in desperate need for such a place.
Our team met a local man in 2015 and he shared his story with us. His wife had suddenly gone in to complex labour. With no medical help nearby, he was forced to strap her on the back of his small motorcycle to get her to help. She died on the way to hospital, but the baby was saved.
The Weema Clinic will prevent trauma like this by providing immediate and local medical treatment for the women and children of this remote area.
Weema is closely connected with a larger and long-term project called Kyampisi Childcare Ministries. Our local partner, Peter Michael, is building a school and community services ‘hub’ to improve the standard of living. He is also working to eradicate child-sacrifice and trafficking, which is rife in the region. He cares for victims who are discarded by their families, and has now successfully lobbied for the practice to be classified as illegal in the country.
The Weema Clinic building is complete, but we now need your help to sponsor workers in the clinic. We are in the process of building a Maize Mill on the same site, which will provide ongoing income to pay for doctors and nurses.
But until it is self-sustaining, we need your help to get this clinic up and running!