SPONSOR A RIDER
Back in 2017 when we began our ambulance project, the District Medical Officer (whose District owned the two motorcycle ambulances) informed us that the District would be able to cover the costs of the five rider salaries as well as the petrol costs for the twelve months we planned to run this service. This would be their contribution to the project if we could cover the rest.
Sadly however, we have recently been informed that the District won’t have enough budget to cover these expenses after all, leaving us with a not inconsiderable funding gap that needs to be bridged before we start to run this much needed service. Having come so far already though, we can’t give up, not least knowing how urgently this service is needed in Sengerema. But to get to the start-line, we are going to need your help!
We are looking for groups and organisations that would like to sponsor one of our five female riders or the petrol costs of one of our E-ranger Motorcycle Ambulances.
Sponsoring a rider.
It costs £1,968 to cover the salary and all associated costs* for one of our five Pikilily female riders for one year. This means that they will be able to do their work, riding to the rescue (primarily) of labouring mothers and newborn babies who need life-saving medical intervention at the District hospital.
Listed below are photos of each of our apprentices, click through to find out more about each woman and please email us if you, your business, bike group or any other body would like to support one of them. If you are able to sponsor a rider, we’ll stay in contact with you each month to send you video updates with them detailing their progress and achievements of the previous few weeks so that you can see exactly what difference your support is making to the community in Sengerema.
* “associated costs” means legally required government levied taxes on salaries, namely PAYE, Skills Development Levy, Workers Compensation Scheme and National Social Security Fund.
Aside from the apprentice salaries, the other vital missing piece in the funding for our service is the all important petrol! Without it, those riders will just have to start pushing the eRangers...but that could be a long job and with emergency call-outs, there’s never time to spare!
We estimate that to run one motorcycle ambulance for up to 80kms per day in
life-saving trips for the length of the twelve month pilot project will cost £1,075 (or of course, £2150 for both bikes).