Our most recent initiative was the construction of a small four-room clinic in Bouly. The clinic was funded by donations and built by the people of Bouly from rock and sand hauled from the nearby river. The clinic is now wired for electricity, a gift from volunteers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory who traveled to Bouly to wire the facility.
In June 2016 we employed our first full-time nurse, Jean Baptiste, a native of Bouly who returned to his village to provide primary care three days a week at the new clinic. His work is supplemented by medical teams from Knoxville that travel to Bouly two to three times each year. On the most recent visit the team treated more than 400 patients. Medicines purchased at wholesale cost supply the clinic for three to four months. All donations received for medical care go directly to operate the Bouly clinic. As a result of the generosity of our friends and supporters, some 30,000 people in Haiti's Central Plateau have access to regular healthcare for the first time.