Church donates to the nation's health system
The women of the Tautua Puapuaga Tagata fellowship have donated $70,000 to the Tuasivi and Moto'otua hospitals.
The gesture is an increase from a previous donation of $40,000.
The donation was received by the Minister of Health, Faimalotoa Kika Stowers and Ministry of Health Director General, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri at the Government Building on Monday.
According to the Society of Tautua Puapuaga o Tagata President, Pereseti F. Matalavea, it is the will of God and their good to help the Ministry of Health (M.O.H) improve service for the people of Samoa that inspired the increase of donation.
The Dialysis section at Moto'otua received $30,000 while the Hospital received $10,000 money in form of cheque. For the hospital in Tuasivi Savaii, the dialysis section received $20,000 while the main Tuasivi hospital received a total of $10,000.
Last year, the dialysis section at Motootua received $20,000 while the Motootua main hospital received $5,000 and for the dialysis section in Tuasivi Hospital Savaii, it received $10,000 while the main hospital received $5,000.
"It is the unconditional and provoking spirit of God that inspired us to give and lend a hand," Mrs. Matalavea said.
The dialysis section has been proven to increase the number of patients to take dialysis according to Mrs. Matalavea and so it is their honor to increase an amount to help the hospitals especially the Dialysis section to improve services to the public.
"We wish to give more but that is the only amount we could give for now. We pray to God to grow the spirit in the Society to keep on donating more of these help to the M.O.H to improve their services and the health of our people."
"One important part of the Society's initial tasks was founded on the needs and sufferings of people. It is our intention to promote and advance the word of God," she added.
Health Minister, Faimalotau spoke words of appreciation afterwards.
"Not enough words to explain this day with regards to your helping hand. All we can say is may God shower blessings to the Society with what you have blessed the hospital with," she said.