Expansion of the overcrowded maternity ward in Buyé Hospital has begun. Funding from our diocese’s REACH Campaign and PWRDF will help double the size of the ward from three rooms to six. There will be a second delivery room and separate rooms for women who have had C-section deliveries and complications of pregnancy. The walls and ceiling of the existing building will be repaired, modern windows installed and the roof and sidewalk replaced.
The ACW challenges parishes throughout the diocese to raise money for 30 beds, 30 mattresses, 60 sheets and 60 blankets.
“If our diocese can raise $600 a parish for one complete bed and bed set, it will be an absolute blessing to our Christian brothers and sisters in Buyé, Burundi,” says ACW diocesan president Sandra Arbeau. For more information and/or to donate, contact Sandra: firstname.lastname@example.org / 587-920-9199
Photos sent by Buyé diocesan secretary Dominique Ciza show construction of the Maternity Ward well underway the week of April 11, 2016.