It’s often we hear about people and organizations taking trips to Africa to help feed or cloth or provide sanitary water for its residents; the CEO of Safe Haven Health Care has been doing this for years; we caught up with him to see what he’s been working on and when his next trip is.
Safe Haven Health Care sponsors several non-profit groups, one of them is the International Aid Services – America; the CEO of Safe Haven is the founder of this organization.
He and volunteers make frequent trips to Africa to help out.
“Last year we did a dental clinic and a medical clinic, this year we’re going to do medical and some construction work trying to repair the compound where the staff live because the buildings, the grass mud-hut buildings have started to collapse because they’ve gotten too old, they only have a life span of about 10 years and then you’ve got to rebuild them so we’re going to go over and start doing that” said Scott Burpee
International Aid Services was started in 1980.
Lately they’ve been helping out in South Sudan in a village called Nimule; many of their projects include drilling wells to provide the people with sanitary water.
“When you put a water well in a village that does not have clean water, you double the life expectancy in that village overnight, then you teach them how to dig latrines, you teach them basic sanitation methods and you know, you just improve the overall health” continued Burpee.
Scott and his team will be traveling to Africa in February of 2013.
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