Andrea Desormeaux

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Start Date: 15/11/2018

My name is Andrea Desormeaux and I currently work in the neonatal intensive care unit as a registered nurse taking care of the tiniest and most fragile of babies.  This will be my first medical mission and I feel so fortunate to be able to be part of the CACHA team.
I hope to make a difference in the lives of people in Shirati Tanzania and hope to bring sustainable projects such as a water filtration system, vaccines and quality health care.  I have wanted to do a medical mission for a long time and when I heard about CACHA I felt as though it was the perfect mission for me to be a part of.
People in Africa have very little access to health care and I hope this mission can improve the life conditions of isolated African villages.
CACHA medical missions are non-profit and 100% self-funded. I am raising funds in hopes to cover the medical supplies needed to take with me to Shirati. Please donate to this amazing cause! My fundraising goal is $2850, to cover medical supplies.  Any little bit help, Thank you!

Andrea Desormeaux

$2,702 of $3,500 raised
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Donation Total: $25.00

The individuals on these pages are raising funds in support of CACHA’s mission. The funds are given to CACHA to defray the costs of participation in, and supplies for, the mission, and not for the personal benefit of any participant. CACHA retains control over the use of all donated funds. Once the needs for the program have been met, or cannot be completed for any reason, any remaining contributions will be used where needed most.

Location: Rorya District, Shirati, North Mara Region, Tanzania

Dates: Nov 15 – Dec 1, 2018

Mission Co-Leads: David Beking, at & Jonathan Rathwell, at

Mission Cost per participant: $2,820 (does not include airfare)

Estimated Flight Cost: $2,300 – $2, 500 (International flight + 15% administration fee on cost of flight)

Partner: Shirati KMT Hospital, Mennonite Church of Tanzania

Primary mission language: English

Beneficiaries: By working alongside local medical staff, CACHA participants have been providing treatment to over 10,000 rural villagers for over 3 years. Through this partnership, there are also opportunities for cross-cultural medical training between mission participants and local medical staff.

Objective: To increase the impact of the health systems and to improve access and quality of medical care provided in the Mara region, a hospital catchment area of 245,000. Each mission aims to provide necessary care to around 4,000 patients. Beyond the medical care and training provided, our team aims to improve health literacy and implement health education programs that complement the hospital’s outreach to more remote communities.

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