A 20-year old law student from the University of PNG has raised more than K50,000 to help the cash-strapped Etep Rural Hospital.
Amy Bomareo, from Wasu in Morobe, started a fundraising drive, targeting to raise K100,000.
While home in Lae on holiday, Bomareo said she learnt from Facebook the plight of Lutheran-run Etep hospital having no funds to continue operations.
“Something had to be done so I took ownership,” she said.
Bomareo started by selling mumu dishes using her school allowance and managed to raise K5,000.
“This was very encouraging for a start and then construction company Wild Tracks donated K10,000, which assisted me to kick off my second phase of fundraising,” she said.
Bomareo sold eight tables for a fundraising dinner to various business houses over a weekend, raising K30,000, and a commitment of K25,000 came from the Tewai-Siassi MP Dr Kobby Bomareo.
“That’s over the halfway mark of my target,” she said.
The National /PNG Health News
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