Mukinge Hospital was established in 1952 by Dr. Bob Foster to minister to the needs of the Kaonde people, a tribe located in the Northwestern of Zambia. Since its founding, the hospital has provided medical care and attended to the spiritual needs of the surrounding population. You can read more about the hospital at their website here.
Friends of Mukinge (FOM) is a 501(c)(3) organization that was begun in 2008 as a ministry to help channel funds to support the hospital and the surrounding area. Although initially begun in order to support the ongoing medical needs and concerns, FOM has branched out to also assist and aid the local schools, leprosy village, orphanages, and local pastors and teachers. To date we have supported a number of different projects, some of which have included funding renovations for the local elementary school; providing support for food and farming initiatives; buying various equipment, medications, and renovations for the hospital; supporting an income generating guesthouse; paying a chaplain’s salary yearly; partnering with Mulunda Miaka Orphanage; and helping care for the residents of the local leprosy village. We continue to look for creative ways to give and participate in the various needs in the area.
Funds are distributed after a grant proposal has been reviewed and accepted by the Board of Directors, which is made up of members both serving at Mukinge now and previously.