Bringing a ‘Clinic of Hope’ to Tanzania

By Gayle Worland, Wisconsin State Journal


A former Sun Prairie ambulance was put into service in Arusha, Tanzania, after being shipped to the east African country by Hope 2 Others, a charity run by Meriter Hospital nurse Karen Klemp and her husband, Rick.

Since making a plea for donations to help release a shipment of medical supplies stuck in an East African port, the nonprofit Hope 2 Others has ratcheted up its plans for delivering health care to a poor region of Tanzania.

A State Journal story about Hope 2 Others in December 2011 prompted Madison’s Welton Enterprises Inc., to donate warehouse space for the group, founded in 2008 by Karen Klemp and her husband, Rick, after they met a group of musicians from Tanzania at church.

The New Life Band runs a school in the Maasai village of Kisongo, where Hope 2 Others is working to build a clinic and a birthing and nutrition center and someday dreams of building a nursing school, Klemp said. A retired Sun Prairie ambulance helps deliver health care in the area now. Read more …


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