Results of 2016 Trip

2016 saw AfricanSMILE accomplish some truly amazing things in the name of Christ. See a video update of our 2016 efforts here.

We installed a brand new well and 7.5hp pump that will provide for clean water for both Iambi hospital as well as for Charedeleco.

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We continued a multi-year effort to address the lack of adequate housing for those afflicted with Leprosy.

  • 7 living units (3 houses and 2 duplexes) were built (bringing our total housing count to 17 units)
  • 5 cook houses built
  • 2 bathroom facilities were built with 4 stall toilets in each
  • All building was done on Chardeleco land.
  • Homes were furnished with a table, 2 chairs, a bed, and miscellaneous dishware
Leper Homes #1

Joyful recipients of newly constructed homes

Built from locally manufactured clay brick, these Leper Houses are both functional and durable.

Built from locally manufactured clay brick, these Leper Houses are both functional and durable.

Other Accomplishments from this year’s trip:

  • Constructed a teacher duplex at Charedeleco to assist in educating the children of those afflicted with Leprosy
  • Maintained the local air strip
  • Continued our funding of an eye doctor from Haydom Hospital who came to Iambi Hospital to perform low cost eye surgery for Nkungi villagers and free eye surgeries for those with Leprosy
  • Witnessed the graduation of 30 nursing students from the Nursing School supported by AfricanSMILE
  • Iambi hospital was dedicated in the name of Stan Morris, whose foundation’s support was instrumental in launching AfricanSMILE.