Care for Zumbo is a mobile clinic providing medical care to all the villages surrounding Zumbo, Mozambique. Avery Olsen, a frequent volunteer, got involved with Care for Zumbo through a relationship her dad made with Carel Maartens, the manager of Chawalo Safaris. Avery's dad hunts in Africa and has hunted multiple times with Carel.
Like many others in the members of SCI, she and her dad wanted to give back to these communities and provide needed medical supplies to the area. Avery made arrangements to deliver medical supplies from three SCI blue bags on a recent trip to hunt. What started out as a hunting trip to Mozambique, has taught her about the importance of giving back.
In the first year, Care for Zumbo was able to see a total of 2,794 patients. 1,507 inoculations were given to 808 children, 342 patients were tested for HIV, 475 patients received treatment for general ailments, and 254 patients were tested for malaria. This project, now in its third year, was made possible through the support of Avery's SCI chapter, the Greater Dakota Chapter, and other SCI chapters. It is projects such as these that would not exist if not for hunters.