Posts tagged Niger
CURE Niger goes solar!
During Niger’s hot season, its not uncommon for people to follow up their traditional greetings with, “Et la chaleur?” (“And the heat?”). People nearly always respond to this question with a smile and a small groan. The heat. In a land covered by the Sahara Desert, the heat and the sun are a significant part […]
What Christian ministry looks like in Niger
Ever wonder what a day in the life of a spiritual department co-worker looks like? Surprisingly, it entails more than you might think. Every morning at 8 am, the CURE Niger Spiritual Department leads a daily chapel service. As patients and co-workers make their way in, the spiritual co-workers begin with an opening prayer, followed […]
Niger’s IDP camps: God uses intended evil for good
The east of Niger is a difficult place. It hosts Niger’s largest body of water, Lake Chad, which is the convergence point for the four countries of Niger, Chad, Cameroon, and Nigeria. It’s a body of water that has shrunk nearly 95% since the 1960s. With increasing scarcity of water in a country that is […]
Staff Highlight: CURE Niger Executive Director George Găvruș
A string of hospitals trace the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan—a remnant from the days of British colonialism in the area. For decades, Afghanistan was a forbidden buffer state between the aggressive British and Russian empires, off limits to foreigners. But British missionaries, undeterred by the advice of their secular contemporaries, were determined to reach […]
CURE Niger celebrates anniversary, welcomes new Executive Director
CURE Niger celebrated its eighth anniversary on October 10th, 2018. We celebrated with all of CURE Niger’s staff and patients. Several dignitaries were in attendance, including: Niger’s Minister of Community Development, Abdou Amani; Niger’s Director of the Health Ministry Cabinet, Ismaril Anar Zakara; CURE’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Greg Bellig; CURE’s VP of Operations, Peter […]
What’s in a Name?
There’s a village here in Niger named Kallon Mota, which means “where people go to look at cars.” Back in the 70s and 80s, most everyone relied on either animal or human transport to get around. Many had heard of cars, but few had ever seen one. Kallon Mota was nothing but a sandy flat […]
Father & son testify: There is a CURE for clubfoot
Japhet was born with bilateral clubfoot. His story is one of transformation, but his father’s life took a different turn as well!
Going the extra mile(s)
Mohammed is the CURE Clubfoot Counselor in Tahoua, Niger. He is a tall man with a big personality to match. He informed us that we were welcome to attend a special home visit with him.
Sumon, uncle of Djamila
“When there is a disabled person in your family, they keep the family in poverty. Everyone is working, but that child is not. Any extra money the family makes must go to supporting that child. It is a weight on the family. A person who has a handicap is like a dead person. They can’t […]
A mom’s glad heart
Meet Fidaoussi. She was treated through the CURE Clubfoot program in Niger. This is her story.
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