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"He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well.

Is that not what it means to know me?" declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 22:16

Welcome to International Help of Missionaries. In 2008, IHM was established on the principals and direction of missionaries who serve in developing countries. Missionaries who have given their lives to serve and help the poor, uneducated and those who lack hope for a better life.

Our goal is to supply these dedicated men and women the necessary resources to achieve their goals above and beyond their expectations and enable those less fortunate in the world to begin a new frontier of hope. Our current programs create opportunities, through education, for children and young adults to become productive, innovative and self-sustaining faith driven adults in their communities and villages. They can become beacons of light and hope for the world around them, now and into the future. International Help of Missionaries is nonsectarian and helps all people in great need throughout the world.  100% of your donations go directly to help the program of your choice! We do not use any portion of your donation for overhead, salaries or expenses. We are a completely volunteer organization.

 

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The Intervention of IHM into the Life of Patience a wonderful success story!
Richard Tracy
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The Intervention of IHM into the Life of Patience a wonderful success story!

How one person success leads to helping a community and becomes a role model and leader for current and future generatrions!

 

Patience neighbor’s son coming back from the stream at the late hours of the evening. Patience told them she will have free water for them soon.

Patience was at the time one of the 26 beneficiary students whose education IHM  sponsored for the improvement of their skills in Agricultural Science and Practical Techniques, Carpentry, Building & Construction, Electrical Installation, as well as Business and Secretarial education and training. The Father Dolgi Institute was built to help students upon graduating move into the job market with technical skills which was slim and difficult as it is today. Patience was an advances student of the Business and Secretarial at 23 years old and struggling to pay for her high school diploma education.

After completion of Father Dogli Memorial Tech./Vocational Institute Patience was compelled to help her uncle in the Video and Photography business, while also doing part-time hours at a bookstore. With a total working hour of about 11 hours per day for 7 days a week, Patience earned the equivalent of only 35 dollars a month. 

            After getting to know Patience I had her fly to New York with another sponsored student to spend summer vacation in New York. The trip was quite an experience, and probably a tremendous shock for the two girls, given the cultural diversity between their simple rural upbringing vis-à-vis the cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural stature of New York City. The trip was an important educational watershed for both Patience and Rita as it served as a vista of opportunity to see and experience life in New York City in particular, and the the United States in general. It was also for me and other associates of IHM an good time to experience their culture and the ways they do things back in Ghana. 

While Patience was with me, she had an idea about a small business she would like to open in Ghana when she returned. The business would be a small copy shop and school supply store in the heart of a school district (Hohoe). In 2010 we opened up the shop, which was built by the school—which materials and supplies I paid for fully.

Her idea paid off!!! the shop put her through college and when she graduated, she was offered a government job where she works today. The shop had to close after she started her new job because we lost our lease on the property after a while as the owner wanted it back, but it was OK as she began to save for her new project to have her own house built after getting a small loan. 

She started to build the house little by little and we helped her to get it completed where she now lives with her mom. Today Patience decided to build another small shop on the property where her mom sells basic supplies for the community as the nearest stores are a few miles away. 

Given the challenges of accessing water in the community where Patience built her house, we responded to their plea by drilling a borehole and mechanized it. In a few weeks, work on the water project will be completed and the community will have easy access to clean and portable water. The water project, which has a high and significant yield, is drilled and located on Patience’s property. For maintenance and payments of electricity bills, the community would be required to pay a relatively low token amount (equivalent to about 5 cents) for 6 gallons of water. 

Patience is anxious to give back for all the good she had accomplished, and we are proud of her!! Sometimes, all someone needs is a little love and support to succeed in life!! 

 

 

 

                                                            

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Our projects  are helping people in, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and the United States. 

Silenadre is located in the Ziope area, and has a population of approximately 300. The town folks were trekking about a kilometer and a half to fetch water from the dam which has completely dried up. Now they are traveling 6km to access water and travel by motorcycle.

Akukorkpo and Kopedeka are in the Mafi area. Water is collected from unsafe sources. Water dugouts which are small and discolored Children are the most affected, sadly mothers do not have a choice but use it as drinking water for the children which is unboiled. These towns have a population of 200 and 150 respectively.

 

International Help Of Missionaries has now helped over 200,000 people with clean water since 2011 when we started our water programs!

 

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International Help of Missionaries

64-07 77th PlaceMiddle Village, New York 11379

call us at 1-917-273-1723 

IHM is a registered 501c/3 charity. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
100% of donations are used for charitable purposes.

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