Feedback Volunteer Sherry Ketner in Project Location Lusaka, Zambia Volunteered at  Medical - Dental / Healthcare

 

1- How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?
Excellant!, was fun, interesting, kind, caring, loved his family, church, program and insight.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
a white women walked into the clinic at the end of the week when I had been the only white person around the whole wk.

3- What was most difficult to experience?
Seeing he staff at the clinic not have a good stethoscope in which to hear a heart beat of women whom was brought in to the clinic supposedly dead but wasn't.

4- Any tips for future volunteers… (Clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
Bring as much as you can and be willing to leave it all there for thos who have nothing.

5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
Make sure you get your dollars turn into Kwatcha at the airport and if you have a CC make sure you have a pin to get more cash.

6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security (e: host family, on-site, shared)
The experience living with an Zambian family gave many more answers than if I had visisted as a tourist. The lack and our over abundence is unreal tot he point if you haven't expereinced it frinds and family can't imagine. The Zambian people are friendly, kind and very thank full. Will go back as soon as I am able.

7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
Good to see how an educated family lives as I saw how rural lived last year. security was good, family caring and fun to be with, food delicious and accomadation appropriate.

8- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
My new friends and family

9 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Support was great! Thank you for all you did and keeping me posted and on track.

10 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Sure!

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