The 2018 Equanimity Awards Benefit Gala benefits the JB Dondolo, Inc. charity, but do you know what the funds raised for this charity go to?
This 501(3)c nonprofit organization was founded in order to help impoverished communities worldwide. JB Dondolo’s children founded the organization in 2012 to ensure that their father’s good deeds in the fight against poverty would continue. One of the projects currently being sponsored by the organization is the renovation of the medical clinic at Igusi in Zimbabwe.
This small hospital serves over 20,000 individuals living in the area. The biggest concern right now is getting clean water into the clinic. Igusi Hospital shares its water system with a nearby school.
Step 1: Cleaning up Igusi’s Water Supply
The water in Igusi is undrinkable. Chemical and microbiological lab results from the samples collected by the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) sowed that they were over the recommended maximum limit.
Moreover, the water at Igusi is hard and has a high level of nitrates, making it unsuitable for consumption by babies under a year of age as consuming this water may result in blue baby syndrome. “Blue baby syndrome” is caused when there are heart defects that cause newborns to not have enough oxygen moving through their blood supply to be distributed to all of their organs and extremities. This causes babies to have a blue tint to their skin.
E. coli, and psudomonas are other concerns as they can cause devastating infections to those in vulnerable populations including infants, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
Building an adequate filtration system
The long-term solution proposed by NUST and followed by JB Dondolo, Inc. is to install filters at the main water source before the dispatch to the clinic. There will then be a retest for pathogens.
The filters will include a dosing chamber so that treatment chemicals can be added and a two-tank system to complete the treatment before the water goes through a pipe running from the tanks to the clinic.
How you can help JB Dondolo, Inc. help Igusi
If you are unable to attend the 2018 Equanimity Awards Benefit Gala at the end of this month, you can still help JB Dondolo, Inc. help others. You can always donate securely online, donate by mail by sending a check or money order to JB Dondolo, Inc. at 320 Decker Drive #100, Irving, TX 75062, or you can volunteer your time. You can even choose to have Amazon donate a portion of your purchase at no extra cost to you to JB Dondolo, Inc. by choosing the charity through using the Amazon Smile program. For more information, you can view the JB Dondolo, Inc. website or contact JB Dondolo at firstname.lastname@example.org.