As we wrap up another year at Kupona Foundation, we want to say ‘thank you’.

Thank you for standing with us as we provide life changing surgeries and rehabilitative care to thousands of people living in poverty in Tanzania. Thank you for unlocking the potential of children living with correctable conditions like clubfoot or pediatric cataract. Thank you for restoring hope and health to women and girls like Tausi who have lived with obstetric fistula, and others who are rebuilding their lives through entrepreneurship. Thank you for empowering people working on the frontlines of care with the tools and skills they need to save lives, people like Midwife Dorcas.

We support solutions developed in country by local experts because they are the most effective way to realize opportunities and ensure long term impact. Our community based partner, CCBRT, is a leading healthcare provider with over two decades of service to the community and partnership with the Government of Tanzania.

The end of a year always gives us the opportunity to look back on our accomplishments, and to consider how far we still have to go. This year is a particularly timely moment for reflection, as CCBRT comes to the end of a five-year strategic plan, driving towards a Tanzania where people have access to quality disability services as well as safe maternal and newborn healthcare.

As CCBRT evaluates its impact over the last five years, we are able to take stock of the role that you – our Kupona Foundation community – have played. Since 2012, we have built a strong network of over 2,000 donors, advisors and advocates, mobilizing financial and in-kind resources exceeding $4.8 million, all in support of CCBRT’s life changing programs.

CCBRT’s triumphs are your triumphs, and we’re so proud of our collective progress. Your support, and the support of our partners have resulted in:

  • More than 50,000 disability-adjusted life years averted through high quality surgical and rehabilitative interventions
  • More than 5,000 maternal & newborn health workers trained by CCBRT’s expert teams
  • A more than 20% increase in the number of people with visual impairments served at CCBRT Disability Hospital

Of course, there is more work to be done, but today we celebrate the progress made, with an eye towards the future. Stay tuned in January to hear more about what is in store for 2018.

Thank you for your commitment to this life changing work. We would not have been able to achieve these milestones without you.

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