Fatima

Fatima

Fatima is approximately 50 years old, and as you see by her radiant smile, she is extremely happy these days, delighted to no longer be suffering from the frightening symptoms that were debilitating her life. It began one day when she started experiencing intense headaches. Soon the headaches came more […]

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Making Childbirth Safer

Making Childbirth Safer

Nimad’s path to motherhood has been a difficult one, marred with more heartache and loss than any mother should endure. Sadly this is not uncommon for women in South Sudan, where the record of maternal and infant mortality ranks the worst in the entire world. But facilities like Mother of […]

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Mamma

Mamma

As told by Noeleen Loughran, missionary nurse and partner on the ground in South Sudan.… Mary Adout is about 95 years old. She has leprosy, is blind, and cannot walk. When I first met Mary, it was a harrowing sight. It was a wet and rainy day in the leper […]

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Preemie Twins Saved at Birth

Preemie Twins Saved at Birth

The life of a pregnant woman in South Sudan can be challenging. Lack of access to healthcare or even hospitals within many hours’ drive can make any complication turn deadly for both mother and child. An insufficient diet, lack of clean water sources, and strenuous work conditions can exacerbate the […]

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Mary Abdallah

Mary Abdallah

While many of us take transportation opportunities for granted, getting from here to there in South Sudan can be overwhelming, if not altogether impossible at times. Automobile ownership is virtually nonexistent, fuel is costly, and modes of transport are further inhibited by impassable roads during the rainy season. Most travel […]

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

WILL YOU GIVE A GIFT TO HELP A MOTHER IN NEED FOR MOTHER’S DAY? Mothers are truly a precious gift worth celebrating. They pour so much love and sacrifice into our lives, and we are grateful. But in some parts of the world, being a mother is incredibly difficult. As […]

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Samira Sirer Tia

Samira Sirer Tia

Meet Samira Sirer Tia. She is 25 years old and a busy mother from the village of Dabakaya in South Sudan. Earlier this year Samira became pregnant, but this time things were different than usual. From the outset she began to feel dizzy and weak. Soon this became so severe […]

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Rashida Ibrahim

Rashida Ibrahim

Rashida Ibrahim says that without the help she received at Mother of Mercy Hospital, she wouldn’t be alive today to share her story. Mother of Mercy Hospital is a referral hospital in the Nuba Mountains of South Sudan, the only trauma center in a 300-mile radius serving over 250,000 Sudanese. […]

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Radina Abdulgasim and Baby Maaz

Radina Abdulgasim and Baby Maaz

Radina Abdulgasim was only 27 years old and busy being a mother to two children when she started to notice strange swellings on the right side of her neck. At that time she was in the city of Khartoum in central Sudan. Before she knew it she would undergo four […]

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Eman Gabriel

Eman Gabriel

Eman Gabriel Kuku is a 2-year-old whose family is from Dabakaya, Sudan. Her father explained that one morning, Eman woke up and was unable to get out of her bed. She couldn’t walk or move at all – she was essentially paralyzed. She was taken to the village pharmacy dispensary […]

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St. Clare’s House for Children

Like everyone else, we have been affected by COVID and felt the impact of delays or lack of availability of basic resources. It has been difficult as we rely on these resources daily, as you can imagine, with 78 children.