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Project Mercy: Update on the glasses project

YETEBON, Ethiopia (WXOW) - We have an update on the stories we've brought you regarding students with vision problems at the Project Mercy compound in Ethiopia. More>>

Ethiopian students receive glasses Video included

YETEBON, Ethiopia  - (WXOW) An update on a story we first told you about in April. More>>

Project Mercy: Sew cool Video included

YETEBON, Ethiopia - (WXOW)  Most of the people we met in Ethiopia owned one outfit. As you can imagine, shirts and pants wear out and rip quickly when you wear them every day. Gundersen volunteer Cheryl Vieth found her niche at Project Mercy mending clothes. More>>

Project Mercy: Feb. 28-Travel to Ethiopia

 La Crosse to Addis Ababa in only 29 hours. More>>

Project Mercy: Mar. 3-Electricity a scarce resource

Practicing medicine where there is a lack of electricity is a challenge to overcome.

Project Mercy: Mar. 4-The Children of Project Mercy

To explain what’s happening here at Project Mercy and why this place is so special, you have to meet the children who live here. More>>

Project Mercy: Mar. 5-Kids are kids everywhere

They wear the same outfit to school everyday; it’s the only outfit they have. Many kids wear dirty and ripped clothing; others don’t have shoes. More>>

Project Mercy: Mar. 6-Sharing and Learning

The willingness to share and learn can overcome the language barriers.

Project Mercy: Mar. 7-Glasses

Not one of the students at Project Mercy had glasses. Members of the Gundersen team helped a woman from Canada with screening the 1,500 students.

Project Mercy: Mar. 8-The View From The Mountain Video included

After performing 25 surgeries, the team deserves a break. We decided to climb the beautiful mountain we’ve been staring at out our window.


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