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The Good Samaritan Medical Fund

Imagine being sick and having no access to medical care.

Imagine watching your clubfoot baby grow up unable to walk when all that is lacking for him to have transformative surgery is a one month’s paycheck in the US.

Imagine watching your loved one’s health fail while one of the biggest hospitals in Haiti is right down the street.

Imagine going days without the simple nourishment that would help your body fight off disease.

Imagine laying in bed suffering just waiting to die.

Imagine pulling yourself around on the ground through a filthy crowded marketplace in the hopes that just one person will be kind enough to give you a meal.

Imagine watching your baby turn to bones and die in your arms as your milk dries up from malnourishment and you can’t afford to purchase formula.

Imagine death after death being blamed on “a fever” or “a stomach ache” without ever knowing what actually caused it because no medical testing was done.

Imagine being turned away at the ER because you can’t pay the hospital’s entrance fee.

Now Imagine...

A good Samaritan comes your way. This person sees your pain and without hesitation gets down from their horse. Bandages your wounds. Washes your feet. Takes up your cause. Cares for your child as if he were their own.

Imagine someone comes to your house unannounced bringing with them a nutritious meal, a wheelchair, and a plan to take you to see a reputable doctor for that ongoing ailment you’ve been suffering.

Espwa Demen’s Past Medical Projects

Unlike many ministries with a focus on medical care Espwa Demen does not have its own medical clinic or a group of medically trained volunteers. However, medical care has become one of the focuses of our mission through the sheer volume of needs that have come to our attention.

A few medical projects we have done already are; donating three wheelchairs to the crippled, providing nutritional support for starving families, coordinating clinical checkups for malnourished infants, providing the funding for clubfoot surgeries, purchasing medicine and vitamins, caring for wounds, and providing transportation to doctor’s appointments.

Our Vision For The Good Samaritan Fund

Very few of the past beneficiaries of medical support have asked for our assistance. Rather, our small group of volunteers are very observant when needs arise amongst families in our ministry network or community. They vigilantly relay the greatest needs to us hoping that we will be able to assist.

As we develop and grow our ministry focus a key premise of this work has been that local volunteers must take the lead and be equipped to bring change in their own communities. We are so happy to see them selflessly doing just that!

Ideally we will be able to build up this fund through the generous giving of our supporters so that when a medical emergency arises there are funds available to meet the need. Then from time to time fundraising will be done in order to meet larger needs.

Ongoing Elderly Health Program

In June 2024 we desire to start up an ongoing program for elderly in our community. This program will consist of a monthly nutritional grocery drop, frequent group hospital checkups, and providing vitamins and medicines according to each person’s need.

We are excited to help these precious people live out the rest of their days in good health and happiness. So many of them are an inspiration in faith and have so much wisdom left to impart to our younger generation. They have spent their lives caring for others, now it’s time someone cared for them.

(In order to qualify for this program an elderly person must be known by their good character in the community and not have wealthy children/relatives capable of helping them)

Become a Good Samaritan

Feel called to care for the sick or elderly? There are several ways you can get involved!

  1. One of the greatest ways you can help is by becoming a monthly supporter of the medical fund. Every dollar goes a long way.
  2. Another way you can assist financially is by giving a one time donation to the fund. Stay up to date with our specific medical needs by subscribing to our monthly email newsletter.

  1. Can’t give financially right now?You can still get involved by donating materially. Have a wheelchair or walker you no longer use? How about some extra unopened vitamins, prenatals, NSAIDs, protein powder, or baby formula?

  2. Prayer and spreading the word. It goes without saying we could always use more!

But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the beaten man lay; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ ‘Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?’ The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” 

Hi! I’m Rachel. Through a series of God orchestrated events I ended up in Haiti, in 2017.  Through years of serving with a ministry there I came to love the country and its people. I met Nelson and we got married in 2020. It was the best decision of my life! 


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