|Catherine standing in front of Mbarika operating theater|
I was able to deliver my beloved son Loveness Lewis at Mbarika health center, thanks to God and the good services offered by the facility staff. I really appreciate the construction of the Mbarika theater and the technical skills provided by the Mama na Mtoto project. These facility improvements solved the travel distance previously required to get quality medical health services at Misasi health center or Misungwi hospital.
I encourage my fellow women in Mbarika to attend our health center since the services provided at our facility are safe and friendly to all clients.
Translated from Sukuma Language below.
“Nalumba kutuzengela Sipitali ya kubyalila ha Mbarika abha mradi gwa Mama na Mtoto, tukuyiza ulutulibhudito, nakubhawila na bhakima bhangi bize, tulibhona mihayo ya bhelile shi kuleka i kale, yaliyagikogiko du, na bhasomi bhalinduhu, nulu bugota wahee na bhamkijiji bhalinduhu, mkabheja Mama na Mtoto aho g’wa balanja akikalile na katumamile pyeee.
Pya abanhu bha tengwa kuhudumilwa sawagete bhose ni kaya bha mayu kusabha shikolo nulu kuguja watumamila milemo ya wiza ha kaya. Yohana Busumabu aliyumba kila kona kulanja afya ya kubyala mpaga twabyala Loveness Lewis lelo myeji mpungati kushikashi” Said Catherine Paul
Catherine Paul (26), Ngaya hamlet, Ngaya Village, Mbarika Ward, Misungwi DC, April 2nd, 2019 (literally translated from Kisukuma Language to English by Leonard Masele-CEPO, MnM)