Marnie Rickards from The DAK Foundation from Australia visited us at The Village Microclinic on July 25, 2023 at our headquarters located in Ntahangwa Commune, Gihosha Zone, Nyabagere District. Our founder Dr. Tharcisse Nshimirimana presented her how The Village Microclinic was created and its impact so far.

Dr. Tharcisse Nshimirimana, Founder and CEO of The Village Microclinic talking to Marnie Rickards from The DAK Foundation at The Village Microclinic headquarters

Dr. Tharcisse Nshimirimana tells Marnie Rickards from The DAK Foundation that The Village Microclinic plans to expand by building a second pavilion which will have 4 floors. This second pavilion will have different services like pediatrics, surgery, … Dr. Tharcisse informs that it will cost almost 1 million US dollars (1,000,000 USD) and that he has already started the fundraising and many people are helping to make it happen.

Marnie Rickards with some of The Village Microclinic team members

Talking about the sustainability impact of The Village Microclinic and how it is serving the community, Dr. Tharcisse tells Marnie Rickards that The Village Microclinic is committed to fight against malnutrition as the latter is generalized in the community it is serving. 

To make the impact sustainable and contributes to the funding of its activities, The Village Microclinic has initiated the income generating activities amongst the nearby community. It is also producing chlorine which is sold to other hospitals and health centers that need it.