After the Bujumbura Central Market was burnt last year leaving many women merchants helpless, we were so thankful for the emergency support provided in their devastation. We were also able to help one street-woman to return to her village of origin. We helped her reunite officially with her husband before the government authorities. Another street-woman […]
Dr. Frehun in Ethiopia has been identified as a top teacher in his hospital, while performing truly one-of-a-kind surgeries (like separating Siamese twins, or operating on a 1-kg baby with a major defect in his food tube (esophageal atresia)).
Bwiza Home Update
The children at Bwiza Home are growing up dramatically. One boy had a serious eye problem that forced him to drop out of school last year but this year he was able to resume studying. Four more youth moved on to the secondary school by passing the national test. This makes a total of 7 […]
“Hawanatu” (not her real name) is one of thousands of children who have lost one or both of their parents to Ebola. The stigma against those with any connection to the Ebola virus has led many children orphaned by Ebola to be abandoned by their families, friends and even entire communities. Hawanatu, her mother and […]
The availability of toilet gives dignity to families. Eighty-three percent of Sierra Leone’s population does not have access to adequate sanitation. Imagine a life without toilets in homes, schools, places of work, public buildings, even shopping centers. Life without a toilet means defecating in the open or sharing an unhygienic hanging latrine with neighbors. In […]
Kondie Farm School Building Adds Roof
School has been called off in Sierra Leone for months due to Ebola, but that has not stopped the community of Kondie Farm from adding the 2nd level to their school building and putting on the new roof! Samuel Menyongar said that this region may be somewhat protected from Ebola as it is difficult to access, […]
Touch the Nations is currently helping support two pediatric surgeons in Addis Ababa. There is one doctor for every 37,700 patients in Ethiopia. In March 2014, the Joseph House Children’s Home ran entirely out of food. Your generous support has literally kept thirty-six orphans alive in this dire situation. We are also supporting work within […]
Suzanne has faithfully cared for the orphans and widows of Burundi in the years following the Rwanda/Burundi genocide. She has single-handedly assisted in finding work and training for widows. Small micro-loans have successfully set some women up in business and they now feed their own families. The orphans in Bwiza, small children when they lost […]
Sierra Leone Update
Western Africa has been in the spotlight for months with the outbreak of Ebola. Samuel Menyongar has been in the United States since July and is eagerly awaiting the all-clear from the airlines to return home. Samuel had opportunity to speak on many occasions in different states during this visit. Large donations were given to […]
Samuel Menyongar in Omaha
Samuel Menyongar from Sierra Leone was welcomed at Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School, speaking to 7th & 8thgraders about being a refugee, living through 3 wars, and about the current Ebola crisis. Also click here to see his KETV interview.