Dear friends and supporters, The last two years have been very challenging for billions of people in all parts of the world. And our six partner clinics in Nigeria are no exception. In addition to the Covid pandemic, the security situation in most parts of Nigeria has gotten dramatically worse.
We take great care to spend your money wisely to have a maximum impact of the people we serve. No one on our US team receives a salary. We are all volunteers. Our offices are in our homes. We pay no rent. When we travel to Nigeria, we pay our own expenses. Our administrative and fundraising costs are very low — about 5% of our budget. Thus, 95% of every donated dollar goes directly to build, equip and run clinics and to pay indigenous medical staff.
Double your impact. All donations (including online contributions) received by December 31, 2021 up to a total of $50,000 will be doubled by a matching grant from one of our generous donors. Partner with Kateri Medical Services to deliver life-saving medical care to the rural and urban poor in Nigeria by making a tax-deductible donation today.
Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for all of your support for the work of Kateri Medical Services over the past years. Because of COVID restrictions, we have not been able to hold our traditional summer concert series with Tapestry Singers as we have done for many years. However, we are trying something new this fall. Two local musical groups offered their services to help us this year. We had originally planned to hold the concert indoors, but the resurgent COVID numbers prevented this. So, we decided to hold the concert outdoors.
In the recent past, at this time of year I would have been writing to tell you about our summer medical mission trips. However, for the second year in a row, we are not able to conduct our annual medical missions at each one of our 6 clinics. Last summer, the problem was Covid. This year, it’s Covid plus.
In 2020, we helped 11,811 people in our six full-time clinics.
We are pleased to announce two new board members joining our team! Welcome Randy and Larlie!
We take great care to spend your donations wisely to have a maximum impact on the people
Margret David grew up next door to Kateri Medical Clinic. During her teen years, she volunteered at our annual medical missions.
As we have grown, our staff salary expenses have increased. Our greatest ongoing need is a steady stream of donations to support our staff salaries.