do good health

Making healthcare accessible

One Community Health Clinic, Thousands Served

Land of a Thousand Hill's coffee-growing communities are located in secluded regions with limited access to healthcare. When needing care, people living in these areas would walk at least six hours -- and up to two days -- to reach a hospital or, due to the distance, not go at all.

Working together with the Rwandan Ministry of Health and our nonprofit partner, Do Good Health, we built a comprehensive community health clinic near our Ruli Mountain and Kivu Lake washing stations to serve 10,000 coffee farmers and their communities.

Take a look at what we’ve accomplished and how you can support our ongoing health initiatives plus future projects.  

Leonard B. Golden Medical Center

Phase One: 2018

All of our nonprofit initiatives are assessed and implemented with the help of local partners to directly meet different communities’ needs. The health clinic was no different.

Community health assessments from more than 3,000 residents paired with data from district hospitals, the national research hospital, and the Ministry of Health showed us the healthcare demands in Ruli and Kivu. We then met with local leadership, district hospitals, and government officials to design a collaborative and sustainable approach to provide ongoing, accessible, and effective healthcare.

Phase Two: 2019

Phase Two made the vision a reality. Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee donated the land for the clinic and, along with Do Good Health, secured a partnership with the Rwandan Ministry of Health, ensuring that the clinic remains locally staffed, stocked, and continually educated.

By late 2019, the Leonard B. Golden Medical Center opened and began to see patients.  

Phase Three: 2020 and beyond

In January 2020, we held an official grand opening. The medical center had been treating dozens of patients every day, but as word got out, the clinic soon began to see hundreds a day.

Now the clinic is already a trusted resource serving the community with safe, accessible healthcare. It has also played an unexpected but essential role in monitoring and educating the community about potential Ebola and COVID-19 spread through preparation, prevention, and treatment when necessary.

The clinic will continue to operate long into the future, focusing on both patient care as well as proactive community health initiatives and education.  

approved by Rwanda Ministry of Health

  • Emergency
  • Injury Management
  • Preventative Care
  • Laboratory
  • Surgery
  • Diagnostic Management
  • Diagnostic Medicine
  • Health Education
  • Outpatient/Inpatient
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Pharmacy
  • Community Monitoring

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This project is fully funded by your generous support. We are always accepting donations for ongoing supplies, clinic maintenace, and more.