Project Mercy

First Pres liaison: Leah Tang

Project Mercy is a nonprofit organization in Ethiopia working to “renew the heart of a nation” by rooting out systemic poverty through health care, education, food security, adult skills, and building infrastructure. Operating mainly in ChaCha and Yetobon, Project Mercy aims to transform these communities so that they are self-sustaining and able to generate income with transferable and long-lasting skills. First Pres supported Project Mercy for more than 10 years through Bay Area Medical Missions, which sends doctors and nurses to provide on-site services and provides financial support for community health programs. Recently, Megan Palsa, RN, and Mike VanNoord, MD, worked alongside the Ethiopian medical team to provide treatment and health screenings for 1,500 school children.

Categories: Health and Medical,World