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My name is Vincent, and my wife Locadia and I met at church. Our faith has been a constant source of strength, especially during difficult times. I was baptized in 2004 in Harare, and my wife was baptized four years later in Bulawayo. Together, we've built a beautiful family with our two precious daughters. Our eldest has begun her Early Childhood Development (ECD) learning, a source of our immense pride.

Locadia is a plain housewife. while I navigate the challenges of living with epilepsy. Diagnosed in 2013, the condition has significantly impacted my ability to find a well-paying job to support our family. Despite our hard work, covering even necessities like food has become a constant struggle. The true hardship lies in managing my medical needs. My epilepsy can worsen by the day, with the frequency of seizures directly affecting my medication costs. Each month, depending on the number of seizures, I require $100 worth of medication, a significant financial burden.

It is with a heavy heart but unwavering faith that I reach out to the ETF. Your support would mean the world to us. We desperately need assistance to acquire my medication and undergo proper scans and x-rays to determine if there are any fractures or brain damage caused by the seizures. Through your generosity, we hope to manage my health and create a brighter future for our family. We are incredibly grateful for any support you can offer. May God bless you abundantly.

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My name is Anasse, and I have been a devoted follower of Jesus for the past eight years. Up until 2022, I used to work for a small company and earned a minimum wage. Unfortunately, due to my Acute Osteoarthritis, I had to stop working as it made it impossible for me to walk and move around normally. This condition has caused me excruciating pain in my knee joints, and I now rely on a crutch to support my body when standing and moving. I have already spent all of my savings on medical bills and am struggling to cover my ongoing expenses. Therefore, I am reaching out to ETF for financial assistance to cover my medical expenses, including doctor appointments and maintenance. Any help that can be provided would be greatly appreciated in easing my financial burden.

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Patient Ashiam is a retired teacher and a disciple in the west sector of the Accra church of the International Church of Christ Ghana. Unfortunately, in September, she suffered a stroke that affected her brain and mobility, rendering her cognitively impaired. Her monthly pension benefit is minimal and insufficient to take care of her medical bills. Her daughter and her husband, who support her, earn a bare minimum. She sees her specialist every three months but wishes to be more independent in her movement to regain confidence and feel normal again. She humbly requests financial support to pay for her medical bills, including the cost of her therapy and doctor visits.

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My name is Djedje, and I have been a devoted follower of Jesus since 1991 and been part of he Church in Ivory Coast. I lost my job recently due to my eye problem. My vision has been blurry, and I am unable to perform my job well. As of today, my eyesight has worsened, but I haven't been able to get a proper diagnosis due to my financial situation. This has made it difficult for me to support and provide for my family.  

I am reaching out to ETF for any financial assistance so that I can afford to get a proper doctor's diagnosis and know what to do to alleviate the burden and pain that I am experiencing. Thank you so much for your time and consideration. May God bless you.

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My name is Norah Kamwambo. I have been a disciple for 31 years and was baptized in South Africa. In 1995, I relocated back home to Zimbabwe. I am a single mother of two boys and two girls, and I have six grandchildren. After retiring from working at a pharmacy, I now rely solely on my pension. But since my 47-year-old daughter was diagnosed with mental health problems, everything has changed. She needs to take medication every day to control her mood swings. Due to the high price of her medication, my monthly pension is not enough to cover the cost. Additionally, my grandsons live with me.

I am reaching out to my brothers and sisters for help during this difficult time. I need support to be able to provide medicines for my daughter and food for my grandchildren. Any amount of help is highly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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My name is Herman, and I have been a disciple of Jesus for 19 years. I am part of the Church on the Ivory Coast. Unfortunately, I had a stroke attack last year, and now I am entirely dependent on my mother for my daily needs. She has been doing an excellent job of taking care of me, but we are struggling financially. My mother, who used to sell in the market to support herself, now has to help me, which has made things very tough for her. Due to my stroke, I am not fully functional, and it is a struggle for me to make even the slightest movements. Therefore, I am reaching out to ETF for assistance. I need help to afford my medication and, more importantly, my rehabilitation. It is my goal to recover soon. This will ease my mother's burden. Any amount you can spare will go a long way in helping us get through this difficult time. My sincere thanks go out to you.

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My name is Shorai, and I'm a 40-year-old widowed mother of two daughters. I've been a member of the Zimbabwe Church since 2005. My husband suffered from chronic kidney failure and underwent dialysis for seven years until he passed away. I have been working tirelessly to provide for my family, send my daughters to school, and cover my husband's medical expenses. However, all our savings were depleted after his passing, and my current job doesn't enable me to provide enough for my kids to have basic needs and food on the table. I kindly request you to consider any amount of support you can give us. Thank you.

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Patience has been a disciple for 27 years in the Island region of Lagos Church. She was widowed and a mother of two daughters. She has a petty store where she sells bread; she barely earning a living and is trying to support her daughter's education with the money she earns. However, she was recently diagnosed with severe diabetes, and she's undergoing treatment. Due to her health, she could not focus on making bread and earning for the family. She is contacting ETF for financial support for her medicine and her regular doctor's appointments.

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My name is Bonilia Jean. I have been a disciple in Bodarie for 17 years. In order to support my seven children, I used to buy and sell things for a living. Life has been tough, but it became unbearable when my house was on the brink of collapse. To cover the hole in the roof, I put rocks on top of it and plastic when it's raining, but my children and I still stay awake all night due to the water leaking from the cover. I am reaching out to ETF to ask for help so I can buy materials to fix my roof and make it a safe and livable place for my family.

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