The Man with the Blue Sandals – A Story from Debre Birhan, Ethiopia

July 31, 2018

The man moved skillfully across the field. The uneven earth he traveled was packed hard, more dirt than grass. He wore white tennis shoes on his feet – and blue sandals on his hands. He’d learned to walk on his hands and feet long enough ago that he was adept at his squatting shuffle. The plastic slide-ons were burnished smooth by the heels of his hands rather than his feet. One of these “walking gloves” had broken off short with use. What remained had torn apart by the ill-fitting pressure of h...

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Thank YOU for touching 15,919 lives in Ethiopia

June 12, 2018

As soon as we opened the Jewish Voice Outreach Clinic in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia, the skies broke open with a downpour. But heavy rains discouraged none of the hundreds of people waiting in line to see medical professionals. An elderly woman near the front lavishly thanked two Jewish Voice Outreach Partners for being there. Throughout her verbal expressions of appreciation she never stopped kissing their hands. The woman had come to the Jewish Voice Ministries Clinic for eye treatment. Vision ...

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Priority For Care

June 04, 2018

Many of the Jewish people and others that we serve on Jewish Voice Ministries’ Medical Outreaches are live in rural settings without access to medical care or modern conveniences. Family members bring to us loved ones seated in burro-drawn carts and wheelbarrows, carried on their backs or lying on homemade stretchers. Some of the stretchers are more refined than others. The one below is made from two metal pipes and woven meshing.

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Persecution in Enfranz, Ethiopia

May 30, 2018

Opening day of the Jewish Voice Ministries (JVMI) Enfranz, Ethiopia, Medical Clinic saw an estimated 3,000‒4,000 people in line. We opened for a half-day on Sunday after spending the morning finishing the Clinic set-up. We were able to treat about 500 people in the short, first day.

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From the Field – Debre Birhan, Ethiopia 2018

March 21, 2018

We’re in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia, this week providing no-cost medical, dental and eye care to Jewish people and their neighbors. A team of Jewish Voice staff along with medical and non-medical Outreach Partners have converged from around the world to bring this humanitarian aid to people who otherwise could not afford the treatment they need. We are also teaching water and sanitation classes to help prevent the spread of disease along with distributing personal water filtration devices – LifeS...

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