The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina provides much needed grants for local and international causes. The most recently funded international grant will provide $5,000 for the Ejeda Hospital in Madagascar.
Ejeda Hospital in Ejeda, Madagascar, is a Lutheran Christian Mission Hospital that provides healthcare for an area of more than 125,000 people living in extreme poverty in a remote area. Currently, the hospital does not have access to reliable and sustainable electricity or water to serve its thousands of patients each year. The next closest hospital is 90 kilometers north and does not staff full-time surgeons.
The Rotary Club of Waconia-West Carver is leading a project to install solar energy panels on the hospital’s roof. With the panels, Ejeda’s physicians and nurses will be able to power the well pump to access clean water, store essential vaccines that must be refrigerated and do urgent surgery and lab work at the exact time it is needed.
Money for local and international grants awarded by the Edina Rotary Foundation is raised at an annual fall fundraiser and gala and donations made throughout the year.