The tiny village of Bisate, Rwanda, lies a spear’s throw from the Ugandan and Congo boarders, amidst the towering volcanoes of Central Africa...

My sister arrived here in 2005 to launch and field direct a restoration project aimed at improving the worst performing health clinic in this region, a decrepit clinic serving 17,000 people and yet having no clean water, no electricity, no sanitation, no sterilization, no waste disposal, no sheets, blankets, or pillows, frequent drug outages, no doctors, no nurses with nursing-school training, black paint smeared over all windows for lack of curtains, sick bedded aside newborn, and no readily available food for patients or staff...

Laura discovered a dim, dank, foul-smelling place in which young and old suffered, recovered, lived, and died, from or despite a complete lack of the most basic medical necessities and treatments. Laura would spend 3 years in this stunted environment, 3 years struggling to improve unimaginably chaotic conditions...

Laura's brother, this filmmaker, has spent the last few years documenting every day of his sister's efforts...in 2010 her story finally will be told in the feature-length documentary film, Clinics Rising.

A raw and intimate look inside the unfathomably deprived medical conditions that plague Africa's rural poor. ClinicsRising.com

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