Tullamore Credit Union recently made a presentation to Sr Margueritta Mc Carthy, Clara from the Our World Fund, a fund designated to help worthwhile projects in the developing world.
This donation will be forwarded to Sr Andrea Hogan, a Mercy Sister and Ferbane native who is based in the Mazabuka Hospital, Zambia.
The hospital has 160 beds and serves an area of 100 square kilometres. The hospital serves 36 clinics and has four doctors at present. The staff meets 150 to 200 patients every day. There are 300 new babies born each month in the hospital.
The Sisters have been tirelessly fundraising to purchase a resuscitation trolley for the maternity ward in Mazabuka Hospital. This is vital to help reduce the high infant mortality rate. Tullamore Credit Union would like to wish the Sisters the very best of luck.