BENEFITING: MWANGAZA FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Sep 15, 2014
The first dental mission was such a success that we are going back for a second one!
Mwangaza Foundation supports an orphanage in Songea, Tanzania. As you might expect, the kids in Songea don't have access to good dental care. In fact, they have only one dentist in a 200 mile radius of Songea, and he serves 100,000 people. This dentist has one dental chair, a light, and a pair of extraction pliers. HIs training is so minimal, all he knows how to do is pull teeth. Most of the kids in Songea lose half their teeth before their 16th birthdays.
Vearlene, a dental hygienist who is the Dental Director of Mwangaza Foundation , set up the first dental mission to Songea, where she and her daughter performed many dental procedures, and did their best to educate their patients about the use of toothbrushes. This year I am joining her. The money we raise will pay help pay for plane tickets, dental supplies (including anesthetic, sanitation supplies, fillings and sealants), and tooth-related toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and mouthwash.
Help us to save lives by saving the teeth that belong in them.