The Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic (LTFHC) is an international NGO, whose mission is to address the problem of healthcare access for isolated communities in the Lake Tanganyika basin.

The LTFHC will provide health services via boat to remote populations who are otherwise unable to reach health care centers. The vessel will serve as the basin's referral hospital to provide both basic and specialized medical and surgical services that address prevention and cure.

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Success Factor: Energy, enthusiasm, current connections and the ability to find value in what others perceived as invaluable.

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Organization: Village of Vision for Haiti Foundation/Foundation Enfant Jesus (VVHF) is a non-sectarian organization focused on addressing and solving key life sustaining problems that plague the people of Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. VVHF runs a micro-community that includes an orphanage, a school, which also supports the local community, a medical clinic as well as a newly organized support camp for 100 mothers who have become amputees as a result of the earthquake.

What do you do when you have a dog who is so sick he won't or can't eat? Well you get creative and that is exactly what Bobbye Cochran and her daughter did when their dog Sophie came down with Addisons Disease and lost her appetite. This experience sparked an idea - which in turn helps out other animals.

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