2020 Medical Clinic - Present
2020 - Medical clinic here we come! A multi year project is complete and this clinic is up a running!
This clinic serves many surrounding villages with a focus on birthing and maternal and infant health.
Your continued support allows us to assist the health workers with medicine, supplies and trainings.
Build a Bridge
2019 - This bridge is an important connection. Several villages will benefit, saving time and energy.
2019 - Three photos of the same bridge - This bridge was built by hand. We purchased a portable mill to cut the lumber. The supports were put in place one by one by men on each side of the river using ropes to hoist them. Now the village is connected to the main market place as well as several other villages and has a lumber mill that will provide opportunities for business startups.
2023 Solar Powered Water Tower
(with running water to the clinic)
2016 - Something terrible happened. A brush fire tore through Morowaya burning over 150 homes. Fortunately, no one was hurt but villagers struggled day and night shoveling ash, washing walls and rebuilding roofs. Prior to 501(c)3 status Bolokada's friends came together once more to provide the things the village couldn't manage on their own: new doors, food and clothing.
2002 - Morowaya missed out on a government drilled well because the equipment could not get through the path leading to the village. This is the year Bolokada bought and delivered the hand tools necessary to build an access road. It took the villagers two years to clear trees, roots, and stones by hand. The dirt road was completed in 2004.
Prior to 501(c)3 status
Drilled Well #1
2016 - Prior to 501(c)3 status Bolokada's friends rallied together to support "Water for Morowaya" and successfully drilled a well for the people in this village! This well has a hand pump and 850 people share it. For the very first time they have access to clean water and are on a path to greater health. So happy!
2005 - Prior to 501(c)3 status Bolokada and his friends sponsored the building of a three- room school. If a village builds a school the government will send them a teacher. Families are required to pay tuition and a fee for uniforms and supplies. These people have very little money and as a result, only half of the children are able to attend.
Drilled Well #2
2018 January - Morowaya
gets a second drilled well !
2010 - (Prior to 501(c)3 status) While finishing up a teaching Artist-in-Residency contract with the University of Illinois, Bolokada saved enough money and with the support of his friends, he was able to provide a house of worship for his home village.
2009 - (Prior to 501(c)3 status) Two separate attempts were made to sponsor a well for Morowaya by Bolokada's friends. Neither attempt proved successful as the methods and equipment used were not adequate to drill deep enough to access clean water.