Rose and her Proud Father

Pounding yams … hand-washing clothes … head-carrying water or goods to sell … feeding a baby … all common tasks for women in many parts of West Africa. For some, it’s part of living; for others, it’s a matter of surviving. For a young girl like Rose, having hands that functioned properly would ease the […]

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Benin 2016-2017 Narrative Report

[:en]Take a look at our final report on Benin, this great overview includes all of our projects with photos – Hospital, Medical Capacity Building, and Mercy Ministries.   CLICK HERE —> 2016_2017 BENIN NARRATIVE REPORT  [:fr]Regardez notre rapport final sur le Bénin, cet excellent aperçu comprend tous nos projets avec des photos – Hôpital, Renforcement des […]

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Marthe has a lot to Smile about!

[:en] “We weren’t sure if she’d come back alive…” “Nobody ever imagined she’d come back like this!”   “I don’t even know what words to pick – she wasn’t like this before!”  … That’s what Marthe’s friends and family had to say when they welcomed her back home. She was returning from a long stay […]

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Meet our International Crew: Therese Lovund, Clinical Ophthalmic Technician

[:en]All it took was one presentation from Mercy Ships to convince Therese Lovund that she wanted to be a part of the organization. After finishing school, Therese was open to the infinite possibilities in front of her. She decided to complete her Disciple Training School (DTS) in England in 2001 and it was there that […]

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HOPE Centre Update Cameroon 2017

[:en]The 2017 Hospital Out-Patient Extension (HOPE) in Cameroon is almost complete thanks to your generosity and support!! We can’t wait to share with you the completed renovations, but until then, let us tell you more about the site history and what we have planned. What is the HOPE Centre? A non-clinical, temporary residence for patients […]

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Meet Benin’s First Female Surgeon: Dr. Odry Agbessi

[:en]“When I was 12, I saw a woman on TV … her suitor had burned her with acid. Her face had become fused to her neck, so she could never look a person in the eye.” Dr. Odry Agbessi mimics the condition, tucking her chin in close to her throat. “There was not one plastic […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Join Us In the Ride for Refuge 2017

[:en] What are you doing September 30th this year? Ride for Refuge, is the super-fun, family-friendly walking/cycling fundraiser – and Mercy Ships Canada is proud to be a participating charity once again. Locations are found across Canada, or you can ride or walk anywhere (special conditions apply). Start your own team, or join an existing one. Check out: https://rideforrefuge.org/charity/mercyshipscanada to […]

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Canada 150 and the Joy of Volunteering

[:en]How would you describe to someone a Canadian beyond the stereotypes? Compassionate? Altruistic? Resilient? As we prepare to celebrate our nations 150th birthday, it is important to reflect on what these 150 years have established. Here at Mercy Ships Canada, we are proud to feel like traits, such as compassion and resilience represent Canadians at […]

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