Photo credit: Pierre Holtz for UNICEF

In support of Friends of Africa International’s commitment to build a medical clinic serving Pokot people in Ng’aina, Kenya, Project C.U.R.E. pledges $1 Million in medical supplies and equipment.  A major fundraising campaign to raise money needed for the building, water supply, renewable power sources and the shipping of Project C.U.R.E.’s cargo container full of medical supplies and equipment is currently underway.

Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 by James Jackson. Dr. Jackson was working as an international economic consultant in developing nations around the globe when his work led him face to face with the needs of the sick and dying. During a trip to Brazil, Dr. Jackson visited a small clinic near Rio de Janeiro. Once inside, he learned that patients were often turned away due to the lack of basic medical supplies and equipment. Jackson was moved to action. He made a promise that he would help provide relief to those people. As of today, Project C.U.R.E. has reached the medically underserved in more than 120 countries around the world. With the help of many that have the same passion and commitment to helping those around the world, Project C.U.R.E. continues to deliver health and hope to the world.

“We are so grateful that Project C.U.R.E. has made such a monumental commitment to the Pokot people,” said Friends of Africa International founder and chairman, Bonnie Bishop. Last year, she witnessed a medical emergency in which a young woman had to be transported for more than five hours before reaching a doctor at the nearest missionary compound. “Having a clinic filled with equipment and supplies will truly improve the quality of life for the Pokot people.”

In partnership with Project C.U.R.E., Friends of Africa International will host a gala benefit titled “For the Love of Africa” on October 19 at the Phoenix zoo to raise money needed to complete the construction of the Pokot Medical Clinic. Project C.U.R.E. is supporting the fund drive to raise funds for the container via their new crowd funding account on Fundly. The 40-foot container filled with medical supplies and equipment will cost $20,000 to transport  to Kenya, and it costs $4,000 to send the field researcher for a site assessment.

To make a donation to Project C.U.R.E. that will help us reach our goal, please fill in the form below.


  • Published: 11 years ago on May 9, 2013
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  • Last Modified: May 9, 2013 @ 5:45 pm
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