The comings and goings of patients at a Luke Commission outreach suggest that, while TLC prepares for these days to offer 39 services to hundreds of people, patients themselves organize ways to get to and from the mobile outreaches, often walking with children on their backs and goods to sell on their heads.

Some patients are brought on kombis (public transportation) or are given rides by neighbors or community leaders with cars. School children run from their homesteads, not wanting to miss anything.

Consequently, let’s flip our normal view and look at an outreach through the comings and goings of those being served with free healthcare. These photos capture a little of the intensity of rushing for help, waiting for help, and taking care of duties inbetween. (JT)

Following registration, getting down to business…


Appreciating someone listening…


Receiving respect even in my old years…


Playing “football” even on crutches


Tending my school garden…



Knowing that Dokotela (Doctor) is close by…


Wondering how far away is my turn…


Being part of the crowd but still being seen as one…


Watching with my brother and best friend…


Taking off for home…


Wearing my new shoes, let’s go…
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