Shame culture in northern Ethiopia means many children with physical disability are hidden at home. Since 2014, the SIM team at Hidden Abilities has been showing families another way, welcoming them and giving them the expert care their children need.

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Shame culture in northern Ethiopia means many children with physical disability are hidden at home. Since 2014, the SIM team at Hidden Abilities has been showing families another way, welcoming them and giving them the expert care their children need.

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Banda Go is an affordable IT solution designed by SIM’s Banda Health team, in collaboration with local healthcare professionals like Mary, specifically for health centres in low-resource communities. It’s gone live in its first healthcare centre and plenty more are following.

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LENT SERIES | STORIES FROM CHETNA

“I’m the only person for one thousand people,” Kiran reflects seriously. “But if I know how to help, then that responsibility isn’t heavy. I haven’t learned something worth learning until I can share it with at least twenty-five people.”

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LENT SERIES | STORIES FROM CHETNA

Abha and her family were terrified. “We’re poor people. What do we know to keep two babies alive?” her mother-in-law lamented. At night, lying on her bamboo mat on their hard dirt floor, Abha wondered how one could even hold two babies at the same time. They had never known anyone who’d kept twins alive through the extra care and economic investment they required.

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LENT SERIES | STORIES FROM CHETNA

Bhai took his daughter-in-law and son on the back of his motorbike to the hospital for her checkup. As they returned, there was an accident. Bhai’s daughter-in-law was thrown from the bike -- she was crushed under a truck and died instantly.

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LENT SERIES | STORIES FROM CHETNA

SIM Stories invites you to journey with us through our Lent Series, featuring stories from Chetna, a community health and development ministry. We hope these stories of advocacy, empowerment, community ties and justice are a reminder of what it means to serve, come alongside, and sacrifice for the sake of others. 

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The diverse team at SIM Doro Clinic serve more than 150,000 people from many different tribes within the local village and refugee camps. In this video the clinic manager talks us through a whistlestop tour of the clinic.

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A brand new ELWA Hospital is raising the standard of care for wealthy and under privileged Liberians alike with ground-breaking modern facilities.

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She knew even before the tube light flickered to life. She knew by the way her footsteps echoed hollowly...all of her things were gone. Jyoti's life with HIV has been full of pain. But she has not been totally alone. 

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From being drafted to the army at the age of thirteen, to facing the stigma of being a person living with HIV in Thailand, YooTaa has had to fight not only for his life, but for a life where he is thriving. He hasn't been fighting alone though. 

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SIM doctors and associates at ELWA hospital in Monrovia, Liberia were at the vanguard of Ebola treatment when the deadly epidemic first began over two years ago. Now they continue to pioneer new protocols for treating the devastating physical and emotional after-effects of the disease. Read how medicine and faith are coming together to bring not just healing but new hope.

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