Can you imagine a Maternity clinic without water?  Ignaz Semmelweis introduced the now common practice of hand washing to modern medicine in the mid 1800’s and drastically reduced the rate of infection during childbirth.  Since then hygiene has be intimately connected with the practice of safe obstetrics. However even this is a luxury that some…

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UPDATE: This project has been funded and our staff in East Tiimor are enjoying their new Toyota Hilux. Thank you for your donations, prayers and support.  East Timor is an extremely mountainous country with very poor roads. To perform our work we have to travel quite a bit. We currently have a 1999 Mitsubishi Triton…

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Jesus said “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these”.  While holding some midwifery training Lucinda left her training doll on a table and soon noticed a group of village girls crowding around it, taking turns to nurse it.  She decided…

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In 2002 the NGO Youth With A MISSION (YWAM) in Dili heard of a small village in the South of the Island which had lost its main source of clean water. The village pump had been destroyed by the retreating Militia and they were left with only wet season shallow wells. The villagers were walking…

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“Shine” Women’s Empowerment Course in Palestine.   The goal of the Shine program is to inspire women to reach for their goals and be all they can be, even though they live with certain limitations in culture, religion and society. “Shine” is a personal development program run over 9 weeks where women are empowered to recognise…

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[two_third extra=”” anim=””] “Now we have hope we have a future!” he said to me.   I asked: “What happened?” and he answered “my son Dawoud can now read and he is the first one in our family to read, thank you so much.”[/two_third] [one_third extra=”” anim=””][imic_button colour=”btn-danger” type=”enabled” link=”http://www.paramarcia.org/donate-to-our-work-in-the-middle-east/” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-lg”]Donate Now[/imic_button][/one_third]   Dawoud is…

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