RANGERS COMMUNITY FAMILY SUPPORT PROJECTS
What happens in the Rangers’ home village? A ranger is on the front lines, yet his family must continue to plant and harvest. His wife may sometimes be looking after extended family, including babies being born and family members suffering illness. The list goes… ICORP has had to deal with the reality of dealing with injured rangers and on one occasion, a ranger hero who was lost in combat; So, caring for rangers and their families is a top priority.
ICORP supplies the rangers’ families with birthing kits, medical supplies and mosquito nets. This is essential equipment to live comfortably and safely in the (sometimes) harsh environment these communities live in, exposed as they are to a variety of wild animals and nature’s elements. There is always a diverse range of work needed to be done in rural areas such as ensuring families and their livestock are protected from wildlife or securing a safe and clean environment for women to give birth in. However, without basic medical supplies, child birth is fraught with complications and maternal/infant mortality rates are high; Minor injuries quickly become life threatening if not treated with something as simple as a band aid.
ICORP is asking for funding to procure much needed supplies such as clamps for umbilical cords, small surgical scissors, antiseptic wipes, gauze, towels, blankets, new born diapers, cotton menstrual pads, thermometers, band aids, sterile baby bottles and more.
We are also supplying families with vegetable seeds to help them move towards self-sufficiency as well as providing educational opportunities to teach them how to live sustainably.
Each of our kits costs money therefore funding is crucial:
- Birthing Kit – $45
- Well-equipped Medical kit – $60
- Bag of vegetable seeds – $15
- Treated Mosquito nets – $20
It is crucial the rangers and their families have this support. Rangers are on the front line, putting their lives at risk by protecting wildlife night and day. This makes it difficult for them to provide for their families. This project will supply essentials to enable the rangers to continue their vital contribution to wildlife conservation.
These communities are vital in keeping the poaching gangs away who wish to exploit the local people’s poverty. ICORP is involved with sustainable and environmental education, hereby teaching these communities to expand their economy in many ways, from food gardens to tourism.
Funding is needed to implement a water reticulation system using solar energy rather than a fuel guzzling generator. This would free money to be used on the community and Rangers’ families’ needs.
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