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A small medical clinic was established in the early 2000’s to provide basic care to children in the community.  But the need is great, and a new modern medical clinic is being built and scheduled to open in 2024.  It will provide comprehensive medical support to orphans and other vulnerable children as well as needy community members. 

In 2022, the "old one-room clinic" saw 4,602 visits, and it is expected that the impact and reach of the new clinic will be immeasurable in a country where health care is nearly non-existent.

Monica M. is HCOC’s amazing Village Caregiver for the Jonga Village. Here we find three siblings under the supervision of Monica, two males and one female all under the age of 9, all born with HIV.  The Siblings lost their mother at a very young and tender age to HIV and left in the care of their father, who is also chronically ill with HIV. Although he does his best to try and care for his children by gold panning for family survival, it’s very difficult.

HCOC’s Social Service and Medical professionals have intervened with support. The Children receive regular health checkups that include viral loads and HIV medications. The family is given monthly food supplies, spiritual support, and education. They are in desperate need of repairs and renovations to their house and need a freestanding outhouse constructed. We were able to deliver extra clothing to them, but more clothing is still needed.​

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Image by Tucker  Tangeman

 Finally getting the medical attention they deserve

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