Treating 1,500 in One Day - Project Completed!!
This village is in desperate need of treatment for scabies (skin mites). We will be treating 1,500 people - 300 families in one day.
In the village of Loma Bajita, where we have been working for the last month, we immediately discovered a severe problem that was infecting the entire community. Scabies, or skin lice, is a highly contagious infection that causes unbearable itching, rashes, and sores. We found that every family in this community was suffering with this problem and decided that we had to respond. In order to rid an entire village of scabies, you must treat every home and every individual at one time. This is a massive undertaking, but we are excited to improve the everyday lives of these wonderful people. Along with providing all of the necessary elements for treatment, we will help educate the people on prevention techniques to help keep this village from becoming infected once again. On April 19th, we are going to distribute all of the treatment by going individually into the 300 homes in Loma Bajita. We expect to treat 1,500 people on that day, as well as working with the community leaders to make sure all of the necessary steps are taken. We are so blessed to be joined by our friends from 4 other mission organizations: GoMad, Love Restored, Journey Into Hope, and Samaritan Foundation. Please pray for us as we approach this massive project!
PROJECT COMPLETED!! Thanks to all who volunteered and the village leaders led by Bato & Sonia, the treatment was a great success. The people were so grateful and followed directions in treating their families. The village children now show their scares where they "USED to have scabies" with joy. We are so grateful for all of our Raiz supporters!