International Ministries

Equip 20 Health Builders in South Africa

This project seeks to raise $27,500 per year for the next three years to equip Health Builders to screen their neighbors and refer them to local clinics when necessary.

Goal: $27,500

About this Mission Project

The rugged and remote hillsides of Mathendeni are dotted with traditional grass roofed round Zulu huts. Health Builders go out into these areas to identify people in early stages of a disease.

Rose, a Health Builder, is hardworking, caring and eager to learn. Her two siblings and mother have died and she now lives alone with her father and cares for her disabled nephew.

When we met Rose’s father, he had just plowed a field. He had dangerously high blood sugars. After referring him to a clinic and watching a video about diabetes in his native language of Zulu, his sugars are now well-controlled.

Mission Project Specifics

This project seeks to raise $27,500 per year for the next three years to equip Health Builders to screen their neighbors and refer them to local clinics when necessary. They also lead on-going video based health classes and Bible studies in their native language of Zulu. They address the most pressing health problems including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, high blood pressure, malaria and nutritional problems.

This project will be managed by IM missionaries, Drs. Anita and Rick Gutierrez. It is anticipated that this project will improve the overall health of 5,000 women and 2,500 men in the community.

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