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Nigeria

Population: 181,562,056
Percent Below Poverty Line: 70%

Nigeria had the largest economy in Africa and has from 6-8% increase per year despite inadequate power supply and lack of infrastructure politically and commercially. Most Nigerians live on less than $1.75 per day, which categorically falls under extreme poverty. This extreme poverty causes families to respond in desperate measures. 29% of the workforce in Nigeria is made up of children ages 5-14. We need to respond to the call in Nigeria to bring spiritual and physical uplift to communities desperate for hope. 

Explore the tabs below to see our projects in Nigeria.

Platforms of Education

Felicia Amanambu with School children - NigeriaMay 2015

In May 2015 missionary Felicia Amanambu visited Nigeria to alleviate the suffering of the poorest of the poor. When she saw the poverty in the villages she asked what their greatest needs were, and how she could fulfill them. School supplies and medical care were among the most urgent needs. We were able to respond immediately thanks to your support!

Felicia shared with us that wherever she goes people shout, "Catholic World Mission is here! Catholic World Mission has come to help us!" Thanks to your support, this joy is contagious.

See photos from the schools below:

Desks for Students

In a country full of corruption, giving hope is not easy. When you strive to do the work of the Lord, the Holy Spirit often intervenes. We were so blessed this year to receive donations from all over, making it possible to give desks to students in Nigeria. Providing desks where there were once none is just one of the ways we are building platforms for education and aiming to help the whole world.

Missionary Felicia brought desks to Nigerian schools! Missionary Felicia brought desks to Nigerian schools! Missionary Felicia brought desks to Nigerian schools!

Six Schools

 Ezza South Primary School - Nigeria Children in Nigera school taking a  lesson - Nigeria Children sit below a banana tree taking a lesson - Nigeria

Felicia visited six schools on her recent trip to Nigeria, including Rock Primary Elementary School, Ezza South Community Primary School in Ebony State, Nza Catholic Primary School, and Rock Family School,­­­ just to name a few! The children were thrilled to receive school supplies and new desks, and the community was happy to have their buildings painted. Simply adding a new coat of paint allows the community to feel uplifted to see their school shining in its glory again.

Felicia’s mission in Nigeria was only possible thanks to the support of donors like you. We were able to pray, sing, and learn with the students. These small acts of kindness give the children hope. When we put the emphasis on their learning in the classroom children learn how important school is and will work hard to stay there.

See photos of the children from the six schools below:

Children's Day 2016

Children's Day 2016 - Nigeria Children's Day 2016 - Nigeria

Children's Day is celebrated every year in Nigeria on May 27. Traditionally children are excused from school, and instead shadow leaders in the community. Your generosity allowed us to take part in Children's Day this year in Nigeria! Our missionaries brought exercise books for 2000 children, along with pencils, chalk, and snacks for the children to enjoy.

Children in six schools benefited from your generosity. With your help we can continue celebrating Children's Day in Nigeria for years to come! 

"We are thankful for Catholic World Mission and pray that God rewards them in Jesus' almighty name.” - Betty, Nigerian School Teacher

 Children's Day 2016 - Nigeria Children's Day 2016 - Nigeria

October 2017

Here's a quick video of the littles in Nigeria sending their love and THANK YOUs to Catholic World Mission donors. You'll see them hold up their brand new school workbooks and nutritious snacks. They're saying, "Thank you, Catholic World Mission! We are very happy!"

Aren't they cute?! 

Check back soon for new ways to help these children, and many more, in November!

Access to education is one of the key stepping stones for a person to escape poverty. Poverty in Nigeria is extreme, with many families living on less than $2 per day. Your gift today will give a child in Nigeria the quality education he or she needs to build a hopeful future. 

Your dollars go far in Nigeria:

  • $25 provides simple workbooks for 160 students
  • $50 provides workbooks for an entire school (about 300 students, ages 4-16)
  • $100 gives rice--a staple of the Nigerian diet--to feed one child for 50 days
  • $250 feeds 125 children for one day

Please keep these schools, their students, and all teachers and staff members in your prayers.

Give today so a child in Nigeria has the tools she needs to escape poverty.

Give today so a child in Nigeria can escape poverty.

Felicia Amanambu with School children - NigeriaMay 2015

In May 2015 missionary Felicia Amanambu visited Nigeria to alleviate the suffering of the poorest of the poor. When she saw the poverty in the villages she asked what their greatest needs were, and how she could fulfill them. School supplies and medical care were among the most urgent needs. We were able to respond immediately thanks to your support!

Felicia shared with us that wherever she goes people shout, "Catholic World Mission is here! Catholic World Mission has come to help us!" Thanks to your support, this joy is contagious.

See photos from the schools below:

Desks for Students

In a country full of corruption, giving hope is not easy. When you strive to do the work of the Lord, the Holy Spirit often intervenes. We were so blessed this year to receive donations from all over, making it possible to give desks to students in Nigeria. Providing desks where there were once none is just one of the ways we are building platforms for education and aiming to help the whole world.

Missionary Felicia brought desks to Nigerian schools! Missionary Felicia brought desks to Nigerian schools! Missionary Felicia brought desks to Nigerian schools!

Six Schools

 Ezza South Primary School - Nigeria Children in Nigera school taking a  lesson - Nigeria Children sit below a banana tree taking a lesson - Nigeria

Felicia visited six schools on her recent trip to Nigeria, including Rock Primary Elementary School, Ezza South Community Primary School in Ebony State, Nza Catholic Primary School, and Rock Family School,­­­ just to name a few! The children were thrilled to receive school supplies and new desks, and the community was happy to have their buildings painted. Simply adding a new coat of paint allows the community to feel uplifted to see their school shining in its glory again.

Felicia’s mission in Nigeria was only possible thanks to the support of donors like you. We were able to pray, sing, and learn with the students. These small acts of kindness give the children hope. When we put the emphasis on their learning in the classroom children learn how important school is and will work hard to stay there.

See photos of the children from the six schools below:

Children's Day 2016

Children's Day 2016 - Nigeria Children's Day 2016 - Nigeria

Children's Day is celebrated every year in Nigeria on May 27. Traditionally children are excused from school, and instead shadow leaders in the community. Your generosity allowed us to take part in Children's Day this year in Nigeria! Our missionaries brought exercise books for 2000 children, along with pencils, chalk, and snacks for the children to enjoy.

Children in six schools benefited from your generosity. With your help we can continue celebrating Children's Day in Nigeria for years to come! 

"We are thankful for Catholic World Mission and pray that God rewards them in Jesus' almighty name.” - Betty, Nigerian School Teacher

 Children's Day 2016 - Nigeria Children's Day 2016 - Nigeria

October 2017

Here's a quick video of the littles in Nigeria sending their love and THANK YOUs to Catholic World Mission donors. You'll see them hold up their brand new school workbooks and nutritious snacks. They're saying, "Thank you, Catholic World Mission! We are very happy!"

Aren't they cute?! 

Check back soon for new ways to help these children, and many more, in November!

Access to education is one of the key stepping stones for a person to escape poverty. Poverty in Nigeria is extreme, with many families living on less than $2 per day. Your gift today will give a child in Nigeria the quality education he or she needs to build a hopeful future. 

Your dollars go far in Nigeria:

  • $25 provides simple workbooks for 160 students
  • $50 provides workbooks for an entire school (about 300 students, ages 4-16)
  • $100 gives rice--a staple of the Nigerian diet--to feed one child for 50 days
  • $250 feeds 125 children for one day

Please keep these schools, their students, and all teachers and staff members in your prayers.

Give today so a child in Nigeria has the tools she needs to escape poverty.

Give today so a child in Nigeria can escape poverty.

Medical Missions

Nigeria MedicalMedical Shipments

The need for medical care is imperative in Nigeria. Catholic World Mission has secured and shipped gift-in-kind to stock hospitals and clinics in the city of Nnewi and surrounding villages. Following our formula of engaging in coordinated efforts with charitable partners and a local “beachhead,” we have been able to garner the medicines and supplies that are in particular need here.

 

Medical Mission - Nigeria Medical Mission - Nigeria Families waiting to be seen at Medical Mission - Nigeria

Nigeria MedicalShipping Hope

Unlike Ghana, Nigerians fall prey to illness more familiar to us, such as diabetes and heart disease. Medicines are selected carefully to ensure the areas are receiving what is most needed. Additionally, we were able to stock the local hospital in Nnewi with pediatric and regular-sized hospital beds--a valuable commodity. Too often, patients here are turned away from the hospital due to lack of beds and medicines to treat them.

 

Wheel Chairs and beds for Medical Mission - Nigeria Hospital Beds for Medical Mission - Nigeria Baby incubator for Medical Mission - Nigeria

Mission 2015

Children show off Vitamins received at the Medical Mission - Nigeria Felicia pictured center with the medical team - Nigeria Felicia triaging locals for medical care - Nigeria

This past May 2015, Felicia Amanambu brought medical supplies to poor people in Nigeria. Medical professionals also worked with Felicia to serve the poor. These physicians followed her into remote areas that have not seen a doctor in years to distribute vitamins, diabetic medicine, and to perform physicals and wellness exams. At these clinics they are able to diagnose illnesses and diseases, and provide proper referrals for patients to be seen in government hospitals. 

Medical Mission May 2015 - Nigeria Medical Mission May 2015 - Nigeria Medical Mission May 2015 - Nigeria

Felicia told us, "I serve the underprivileged in the eastern, western and southern states in Nigeria, traveling to almost twelve states where I supply the clinics with things like beds, wheelchairs and high blood pressure medications just to name a few. I also assist in educational furnishings, building seats and donating meals for children who come from homes where they have nothing to eat when coming to school."

Explore the photos below to see more of the mission:

In Nigeria, many deadly diseases are preventable and treatable. Simple medications, like antibiotics or blood pressure regulators, are impossible for the poorest in Nigeria to afford. Without the medicines we take for granted, thousands of Nigerians die needlessly every year. 

Felicia Amanambu, Catholic World Mission partner to Nigeria, tells the heartbreaking story of two sick orphans who needed antibiotics. The drugs only cost $50 but there was no one who could pay for the medicine, and no hospital to care for the children. Felicia promised to return to their village with the medicine the children needed, but by the time she returned, the children had already died. 

You can give today to make sure no one in Nigeria dies from a preventable disease ever again:

  • $30 pays a nurse for two days at a clinic in Nigeria
  • $50 provides lifesaving antibiotics to sick children
  • $75 helps transport medications and equipment to local clinics
  • $120 pays two doctors for one day at a clinic visit in rural Nigeria

Please pray for the success of medical missions in Nigeria, and click the green button below to make a lifesaving donation today.

Make a lifesaving donation today.

Nigeria MedicalMedical Shipments

The need for medical care is imperative in Nigeria. Catholic World Mission has secured and shipped gift-in-kind to stock hospitals and clinics in the city of Nnewi and surrounding villages. Following our formula of engaging in coordinated efforts with charitable partners and a local “beachhead,” we have been able to garner the medicines and supplies that are in particular need here.

 

Medical Mission - Nigeria Medical Mission - Nigeria Families waiting to be seen at Medical Mission - Nigeria

Nigeria MedicalShipping Hope

Unlike Ghana, Nigerians fall prey to illness more familiar to us, such as diabetes and heart disease. Medicines are selected carefully to ensure the areas are receiving what is most needed. Additionally, we were able to stock the local hospital in Nnewi with pediatric and regular-sized hospital beds--a valuable commodity. Too often, patients here are turned away from the hospital due to lack of beds and medicines to treat them.

 

Wheel Chairs and beds for Medical Mission - Nigeria Hospital Beds for Medical Mission - Nigeria Baby incubator for Medical Mission - Nigeria

Mission 2015

Children show off Vitamins received at the Medical Mission - Nigeria Felicia pictured center with the medical team - Nigeria Felicia triaging locals for medical care - Nigeria

This past May 2015, Felicia Amanambu brought medical supplies to poor people in Nigeria. Medical professionals also worked with Felicia to serve the poor. These physicians followed her into remote areas that have not seen a doctor in years to distribute vitamins, diabetic medicine, and to perform physicals and wellness exams. At these clinics they are able to diagnose illnesses and diseases, and provide proper referrals for patients to be seen in government hospitals. 

Medical Mission May 2015 - Nigeria Medical Mission May 2015 - Nigeria Medical Mission May 2015 - Nigeria

Felicia told us, "I serve the underprivileged in the eastern, western and southern states in Nigeria, traveling to almost twelve states where I supply the clinics with things like beds, wheelchairs and high blood pressure medications just to name a few. I also assist in educational furnishings, building seats and donating meals for children who come from homes where they have nothing to eat when coming to school."

Explore the photos below to see more of the mission:

In Nigeria, many deadly diseases are preventable and treatable. Simple medications, like antibiotics or blood pressure regulators, are impossible for the poorest in Nigeria to afford. Without the medicines we take for granted, thousands of Nigerians die needlessly every year. 

Felicia Amanambu, Catholic World Mission partner to Nigeria, tells the heartbreaking story of two sick orphans who needed antibiotics. The drugs only cost $50 but there was no one who could pay for the medicine, and no hospital to care for the children. Felicia promised to return to their village with the medicine the children needed, but by the time she returned, the children had already died. 

You can give today to make sure no one in Nigeria dies from a preventable disease ever again:

  • $30 pays a nurse for two days at a clinic in Nigeria
  • $50 provides lifesaving antibiotics to sick children
  • $75 helps transport medications and equipment to local clinics
  • $120 pays two doctors for one day at a clinic visit in rural Nigeria

Please pray for the success of medical missions in Nigeria, and click the green button below to make a lifesaving donation today.

Make a lifesaving donation today.