Dr. Dan’s Free clinic in East Timor manages over 300 cases every day as well as providing training for midwives and health workers for the rural areas. Earlier this year we were able to deliver a modest load of medical supplies to Dr. Dan but the most important was the lists he gave us of items he needs. High on his wish list was paint for the clinic.
Like most public buildings that see high traffic his buildings needed painting both inside and out years ago. This is not a small task and requires not only a lot of paint, but it should be the the proper hospital paint that prevents the spread of infection. That paint is not only hard to find, impossible in East Timor, but expensive. While we were in Jakarta I had the opportunity to raise this question with our friends at Jotun Paints (Indonesia). Typical of Jotun’s socially responsible attitude their first comments were “how much paint and what colors does he need”. Now after the usual communications back and forth I am happy to say Jotun will be providing paint for all of Dr. Dans needs from special operating room paints to special heat reflective paints for the metal roofs.
Thank you Jotun from all of the Vegabonds and from the people of East Timor.
Now all we need to do is find the brushes and rollers, etc needed for the painting work itself. If you want to help out this requires a very modest input to help achieve a major result. If you would like to sponsor brushes and rollers and help pay a few painters for Dr. Dans Clinic Please contact us. At $10 USD a day painters are not expensive.