In merely a week, the MaD team has managed to construct the beautiful, traditional Cambodian home you see pictured above! As part of MaD’s continual effort to improve the efficiency of our work in Prolit Village, this facility – fittingly dubbed the MaD House – will serve three important functions.
Positive Feedback from Prolit!
Sitting on Cloud 9 at MaD Base Camp! On Friday we conducted a feedback session with the families using water pump #6 and sanitation unit #1. The response we received from the families was overwhelming! We received more positive feedback than we ever could have imagined. Nut Tharin, one of Prolit’s most respected elder women, told us that MaD is “best in the world!” She is thrilled that MaD has followed up with every initiative that we have promised, and is excited that MaD is scheduled to continue working in Prolit village. All of the families reported having less diarrhea and stomachaches since the installation of the water pump and sanitation unit. We begged them for some constructive criticism, but to our dismay the families could come up with nothing!
Welcome new members of the MaD Team!
Thanks so much for staying tuned to our MaD Diary! As the rainy season gradually draws to an end, we have some exciting staffing updates to share with you all!
We have had some new additions to our MaD team. With three new Khmer staff – Ravi, Teya, and Haas – working with us in Prolit we have seen our productivity skyrocket! Depending on how many international volunteers we have at any given time, we can have up to three teams working at once – this means that we can have many more units in construction at any given time. Considering that we are still battling some fairly intense flooding in the region and our productivity has already been given a boost, we are very, VERY excited for what we are going to be able to accomplish once these rains decide to blow past! Walking through waist deep water to the village certainly adds an extra challenge, as it involves making many trips back and forth through this water to get the materials to the construction site, but it is nothing that our team isn’t up for!
AutoAnything – Medical Program Supporter
MaD wants to thank AutoAnything for a generous donation to support our medical program.
AutoAnything is an Internet Retailer top 500 company that sells specialty automotive products such as custom floor mats, car covers and car seat covers. We look forward to our continued partnership with AutoAnything.
In other Medical related news, check out this article (p6-8) that a former medical volunteer wrote about his experience with our program. Thanks Dave!
Help MaD in the GlobalGiving Open Challenge
This month MaD has entered its brand new Nutrition Project into the GlobalGiving Open Challenge. In this challenge, we have to raise a minimum of $4,000 from at least 50 unique donors by the end of September. If we end up being the organisation which raises the highest amounts or secures the highest number of donors, we can also win bonuses ranging from $1,000 to $3,000! So in short, WE NEED YOUR HELP!