The Benevolent Fund seeks to assist Nigeriens in our community with the fewest resources and greatest needs, who are unable to afford the cost of their treatment.
Purpose of the Benevolent Fund
The majority of Niger’s 18 million people, of which over 60% live on less than $1 per day, survive on subsistent farming. Recently poor harvests due to lack of rain and long term poor soil quality, have merely exacerbated the problem. It is not unusual for families to treat illnesses at home or seek out the least costly option first. Treatment is often delayed until the condition becomes life threatening.
The Benevolent Fund works to supplement the expense of medical care. At times, this may take the form of paying for a full hospital bill, a clinic visit or merely helping a mother who is far from home eat and feed her child during a hospital stay.
New Chemotherapy Initiative
In 2016 an individualized initiative was made to raise funds specific to subsidizing chemotherapy treatments for specific types of treatable cancers. Chemotherapy is very expensive and there are very few options in Niger for cancer treatment. $50,000 has been raised that will be designated within the Benevolent Fund to cover the cost of specific chemo drugs, clinic fees, and ongoing costs for the associated care.
How You Can Give
Interested in supporting the work of the SIM Galmi Hospital by contributing to the Benevolent Fund?
Choose your country:
East Asia (be sure to include project #97210 on your cheque)
France (be sure to choose “projet” then type in: Projet no 97245)
New Zealand (be sure to enter project name and number 97245)
United Kingdom (choose “give now” or “give regularly”, then select “my chosen project”, enter in Galmi Benevolent Fund 97245)
United States (select “support a project” and search for project ID #97245)
*Don’t see your country here, check out this list of our international SIM offices that are able to accept donations. Please contact them directly, and don’t forget our project number: 97245.