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Total raised so far


£3,051.03 of £3,000 target +£397.50 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

7 years ago



+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done on your fundraising efforts, good luck in Zambia!

7 years ago

Masako Sato


Good Luck!

7 years ago

Laurie Kearns


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

7 years ago

OBUSE Family


7 years ago



Well done on all you've done to fundraise! Amazing!! xoxo

7 years ago

Yujiro Nagazumi


Good luck, Maria!

7 years ago

Victoria Valero


Good luck in Africa:) !

7 years ago

Tom Hart


Hope the cycle went well and have a super time out n about

7 years ago



Congrats on raising so much! Hope its an amazing experience

7 years ago



+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Woooo go maz! Xxx

Fundraise to build Sachibondu Hospital

Event date: 14th May 2017

Maria Saeki is raising money for Orkidstudio

My story

Hello and thank you for visiting my page!

I'm raising £3000 for the construction of the much needed new Sachibondu hospital in a remote location in North West Zambia for which I will also be helping out this summer for three months! Funds raised goes directly towards funding the material and labour cost of the construction.

As part of the fundraiser I'm cycling 850km in 8 days from Edingburgh to London at the end of April!

You can sponsor me by donating on this page. Thank you for your support!


Here's some more information about the project:

Sachibondu Rural Health Centre is a small health centre located near Mwinilunga in the remote and rural area of North West Zambia. It is the only health centre in a 300km radius and is used by thousands of people every year, some travelling up to 10 days from Angola and DC Congo.

When the existing facility was built, resources were scarce and the rooms are inadequately ventilated and suffer from low light levels. These environments can perpetuate the spread of disease, where someone who came in to get a broken foot treated may contract a serious infection while sitting in the waiting room. But there are ways we can change this.

The new hospital will be built with better design that utilises natural ventilation and increased daylight in order to lower health risks and provide more usable and enjoyable space. What's more, with a new and bigger facility the government will upgrade its status from a 'Health Centre' to a 'Hospital'; fully trained doctors will be sent to the hospital and this will make it possible to undertake emergency surgeries and treatment.

So far, the project has also brought a lot of benefits to the Sachibondu community by employing 120 people across construction, brick production and site hospitality, with a mix of men and women from a number of local villages, encouraging gender equality and educating people with skills and knowledge of new construction methods.

In order for us to continue this amazing work this summer, I need your help to raise £3,000. All donations will go directly to fund everything from materials to local labour.

This is an incredible cause that will bring a massive improvement to the community of Sachibondu and all who use the health centre. Please give whatever you can. To find out more about the project, feel free to drop me a message or click here to go to the Sachibondu blog. Thank you for your support!

Thank you for checking out my page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Orkidstudio.

Maria Saeki is fundraising for


Charity number: CT34939

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