One foot on Guinea
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One foot on Guinea

This project was created by two portuguese young professionals, a medical doctor and a primary school teacher, who propose themselves going on a humanitarian mission to Guinea-B...

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    51 backers

  • 31/08/2015

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This project was created by two portuguese young professionals, a medical doctor and a primary school teacher, who propose themselves going on a humanitarian mission to Guinea-Bissau, for the period of one year. Their aim is to work in the Franciscan mission of Cumura, a small-sized village aprox. 8 miles from Bissau. They will be there from the 10th September 2015 until June 2016 and work in the hospital and school of the mission. This crowdfunding project was created in order to raise funds...

We are two young people from Lisbon, a medical doctor and a primary school teacher, that for a long time have wished to go on a humanitarian mission.

The time has come!

Three years ago we heard about the mission of Cumura in Guinea-Bissau, a Franciscan mission with more than 50 years of existence, but still with several shortcomings in the area of health and education. This proved to be the right place for us to collaborate with. Originally Cumura was a leprosarium, but today is one of the most important missions of Guinea-Bissau, with a large hospital and with a school for 650 students.

We will leave for the field on the 10th September 2015, to work as volunteers alongside Doctor Alice Ferreira, a portuguese pediatrician that has cooperated with the friars and nuns for several years now.

We made a small survey for some of the materials most wanted in the mission and came out with a small list of the biggest priorities you can check below. The acquisition of those item is the sole goal of this cowdfunding project and we kindly ask for your generosity.

Here you have some english language-sources where you can find out a bit more about the Mission:

Diário Digital

União Missionária Fransciscana

 

 

 

About the author

 

Ana Maria Gala - primary school teacher

João Martel - medical doctor

Both see in voluntary service a way to honor the fraternal relations between Portugal and the portuguese-speaking African countries, in a mutual commitment with development and a better standard of living for these countries. They found in the Franciscan Order an organized and coherent structure to do their mission project and pursue this ambition.

Budget and due dates

As we work on a voluntary basis, we created this project in order to raise funds to acquire the items described below:

School supplies:
- African-culture children's literature (200 € )
- Pencils, pens and other writing materials (€ 130) ;
- Notebooks (200 €) ;
- Chalk (30 €) ;
- Video Projector (€ 300);
- Portuguese Films on DVD (€ 50)

Medical supplies:
- Isotonic saline - 100 ml bottles (100 € );
- 1 arterial blood pressure monitor ( 250 €);
- 2 Ambu (ressuscitation manual inflator) for neonatology (45 € x2 )
- 1 Laryngoscope for neonatology (150 € )

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    Public recognition in the project’s blog

    When you support this project with 10€, you will be publicly announced as a friend of this iniative and receive our public gratitude in the official blog of the project

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    A photograph of the children of Cumura

    When you support this project with 20€, you will be publicly announced as a friend of this iniative and receive our public gratitude in the official blog of the project AND receive a unique photograph of the children of the school in Cumura using the materials you have offered.

    20 backers

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    A video showing the life on the missiona

    When you support this project with 40€, you will be publicly announced as a friend of this iniative and receive our public gratitude in the official blog of the project AND receive a fantastic video depicting everyday’s life in Cumura, demonstrating our daily activities in the field.

    18 backers

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Tue, 01/09/2015 - 01:51

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

31/08/2015

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 15:07

Final da Campanha! Conseguimos!!

Amigos do "Pé da Guiné"! Conseguimos!! Conseguimos todos juntos! Daqui a 3 horas encerra a campanha e temos garantidos 1741 euros, ou seja, 116%(!!) daquilo que pedimos a ...

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Mon, 31/08/2015 - 14:33

Reforço à campanha - Camaradas da Guiné e Amigos de Porto Salvo

Agradecimento aos vários camaradas da Guiné e aos amigos de Porto Salvo pela sua generosa contribuição (que aparece registada em meu nome). Agora, ao terminar esta angariação, s...

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  • João Martel

    Final da Campanha! Conseguimos!!

    Amigos do "Pé da Guiné"!

    Conseguimos!! Conseguimos todos juntos!

    Daqui a 3 horas encerra a campanha e temos garantidos 1741 euros, ou seja, 116%(!!) daquilo que pedimos a todos.
    Isto fala por si. Simboliza a amizade de Portugal com a Guiné-Bissau, simboliza a confiança que é posta por tantos neste projecto missionário e é um sinal efectivo de que a cooperação e a boa-vontade podem ter a última palavra na relação entre os povos. E isso é o verdadeiro combustível de quem parte! =)

    Começaremos já hoje a adquirir os materiais da nossa lista, para que tudo esteja pronto a tempo. E muito brevemente poderão ver os sorrisos gratos daqueles por quem corremos, por quem nos unimos!
    Fiquem atentos e fiquem connosco!

    Um abraço cheio de gratidão
    Ana Maria e João

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  • João Martel

    Reforço à campanha - Camaradas da Guiné e Amigos de Porto Salvo

    Agradecimento aos vários camaradas da Guiné e aos amigos de Porto Salvo pela sua generosa contribuição (que aparece registada em meu nome). Agora, ao terminar esta angariação, só nos podemos sentir orgulhosos da amizade de tantos amigos, que nos fazem mandatários da sua boa-vontade. Bem hajam! Fiquem connosco!

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