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Here are a few of the 1,761 people we helped at our recent medical outreach at Gidan Waya. Our medical work—made possible by your donations—is making a real difference in the lives of real people in the real world.
We are very grateful for our long-time partnership with Tapestry Singers in Connecticut. For many years, they have held concerts to raise funds for our outreach missions.
Trinity Episcopal Church in Tariffville & Wethersfield
This year, Tapestry Concerts were hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church in Tariffville, CT on May 20th and 21st and Trinity Episcopal Church in Wethersfield, CT on June 25th.
In addition to our clinic-based outreach missions, we partner with Cornerstone Health
Foundation to do monthly mobile clinics at many church locations to serve the urban and rural poor.
For the past four years, we have not been able to take U.S. team members to our clinics for our
annual medical outreaches. In 2019 and 2020, the pandemic restrictions prevented U.S.
members from going. Since then, the worsening security situation made it too dangerous
for us to go. However, the security threat has improved in some parts of the country and
we decided to try a low-key and low-visibility medical outreach at our St. Thomas Clinic in Port
The importance of this outreach to the community cannot be overstated. It came at a time of the year when farmers experience extreme lack of financial capacity and furthermore against the backdrop of an already impoverished community, plagued by incessant killings from terrorists and bandits.
We run our full-time clinics 365 days per year. We charge a modest fee ($1 for a child and $2 for
an adult) for our patients to see a doctor and we require the patients to pay for their medicine. Even though these rates are heavily subsidized, they are still unaffordable to many of our poor clients.
Dear friends and supporters, Life has become increasingly more difficult for
the people of Nigeria in the past four years. The economy and unemployment are the worst in many years, kidnapping and general lawlessness have become an epidemic, and grinding poverty is getting worse for millions of people.