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    Medicine Allows Man to Serve His Family and Town

    January 4, 2019 | ISM, West Africa

    B*, is a Thirty-eight-year-old man who lives in a neighbor district to the Barthimee Hospital, in Thies town. Here, he shares his experience as a frequent patient. He said: I’ve been to the Barthimee Hospital several times. I’ve been there when I suffered from a cold, fatigue and high blood pressure. Every time I have … Read more

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    Micro-Loans Change Lives

    April 29, 2017 | ISM, West Africa

    Natalie* is a 40 years old country woman who lives 108 miles away from the Capital city. She is married to a farmer and they have many children. Natalie* discovered the microloan program when a worker decided to reach out to their village. Without her knowing, the program was chosen to bless her especially. Natalie* … Read more

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    Microloans lead to new opportunities

    March 17, 2017 | ISM, West Africa

      Between July and December 2016 192 villagers of which 18 men were involved in the microloan program. The amount of $40,973 was lent to different accountability groups. The Lord allowed us to receive $4,551 of interest, and a faithful reimbursement. Here are a few testimonies from beneficiaries:   Mariama*: “I started my first project of … Read more

  • Gifts-in-Kind

    October 23, 2016 | ISM, West Africa

    Hospital Barthimee received three different containers of medical supplies between July and December 2015. Not only Barthimee, but other Christian ministries benefited from the surplus of medicines. This has helped to strengthen the links between us and other missions and medical facilities in Senegal. Patients testify that the medicines from USA are more effective and … Read more

  • Medical Health Project

    September 23, 2016 | ISM, West Africa

    Barthimee’s neurosurgeon has been supported the last six months through Partners International funding. Two other technicians have opened radiology and ophthalmology departments, with the same channel of support. The X-ray machine is currently leased from a private provider. Profits are shared with him. Buying a new machine is budgeted, but the partners have not yet … Read more

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    Empowering Women

    August 23, 2016 | ISM, West Africa

    During the last half of 2015, 284 women received training in nutrition and 397 malnourished babies received help. This program has helped save more than a dozen children and their mothers. Nutrition is combined with biblical stories in our target villages. Regarding nutrition, we are in need of vitamins for malnourished children, weighing scales, and … Read more

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    Children Removed from the Streets?

    August 5, 2016 | ISM, West Africa

    It has been a recurrent discussion in the country that we need to eradicate the phenomenon of street children in Senegal. Discussions have been involving the Government, NGOs, funders and spiritual leaders. Over the past 15 years, several atempts left the problem unshakable. As some of you may know, to Moslem clerics in Senegal, sending … Read more

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    Outreach to Community

    July 23, 2016 | ISM, West Africa

    Our three-day campaign we call Jericho Project gathered more than 3,000 people. We held it this year in the Southwest Coast of Senegal, with the participation of the Barthimee medical team, our logistics team and the Executive Director. A one-year-old baby had a problem in his scapula (shoulder blade) due to the negligence of his … Read more

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    Wolof Consultation – Update

    July 2, 2016 | ISM, West Africa

    Babacar N.: “This is my 7th consultation. There is progress in the production of new materials. We are growing in knowing each other as workers. We learn about each one’s challenges, how we can work together, how we can help each other and trust each other.” Babacar is a missionary from the US. He spent 5 years … Read more

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    ISM Update

    June 23, 2016 | ISM, West Africa

    After two difficult years in a leadership transitioning period, we praise God that ISM is going forward strongly once again. Our annual retreat allowed our staff and to finalize our strategic plan for 2016-2020 and design our annual work plan for 2016. We shared our strategies for with the local workers and we discussed them … Read more