Because no child should die for want of the cost of transport to a medical facility
Affordable Healthcare Transportation
In 2017, in a village in rural Zambia an 8 year old developed a fever. Her parents were worried but couldn't afford the cost of a motorcycle taxi to bring her 28km to the nearest hospital. The girl died two days later. Her name was Miyanda Mweena. She had been one of many local children attending an after-school club supported by a previous Ulemu project, run by Mainner Chabota. So Evin and Mainner teamed up to create a motorcycle ambulance; Evin donated his motorcycle and Mainner volunteered to manage the project. This initiative makes sure no other children in the area die for want of the cost of getting simple treatment in time.
Since this Motorcycle Ambulance started in August 2019, the bike has logged over 44,000 km providing essential healthcare transportation to the local population. One deployment helped a man get treated for a snake bite in time to save his life; another helped a woman in labour get to the hospital to deliver her baby.
Your donation to the Motorcycle Ambulance covers the cost of gas/petrol and bike maintenance. The cost per ride is roughly €4.30.
Since COVID the Motorcycle Ambulance has been supporting the local Health Centre in delivering tuberculosis and HIV medication door-to-door around the area to reduce the risk of transmission at the Health Centre.