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FICCS 2012 Annual Report

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FICCS 2012 Annual Report

  1. 1. Page%1%of%17% % % % % % % % % %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % % % % % % % % % % % %% % % 2012$$ FICCS$$ Annual$Report$ Stacy%Harris% FICCS/Managing%Director% 5/1/2013% Providing)Sustainable)Health)Solutions)for)East)Africa) US%501%(c)(3)%non.profit%organization% Naomi%Musila,%21,%with%her%friends%at%her%home%in%the%slums%of%Nairobi.%%Naomi%is%on%a%FICCS%nursing% scholarship%with%the%goal%of%returning%to%her%slum%community%to%help%others.% FICCS%(Foundation%for% International%Cardiac%&% Children’s%Services)% 1010%Sheridan%Road% Wilmette,%IL%%60091% 224.875.1631% % info@ficcs.net% % www.ficcs.net%%
  2. 2. [2]% % Mission%Statement% FICCS%is%dedicated%to%improving%the%healthcare%and%education% infrastructure%for%at%risk%and%vulnerable%populations%in%East%Africa.% “Non%Communicable%Diseases%related%to%the%heart%and%cancers%are%rising%at% pandemic%levels.”% 5th %Annual%Africa%Cardiovascular%Summit%in%Nairobi,%Kenya%–%2012% “This%will%change%my%life%forever.%In%the%bush%we%have%no%doctors%or%nurses%so%I%can% come%back%and%help%the%others.%It%is%a%blessing.”% Angela%Siakat%Namunkuk,%23,%Loita%Hills%Group%Ranch%Maasai,%Nursing%Scholarship% “When%I%first%visited%Kenya%as%a%medical%student%I%noticed%students%did% not%have%basic%items%such%as%stethoscopes.%%Staff%at%hospitals%are%under% trained%and%there%is%no%set%agenda%for%what%to%do%in%the%future.”% Dr.%Parag%V.%Patel,%Founder%and%Chairman%of%FICCS% % Dr.%Patel%Trains%Female%Cardiologist%in%Kenya%
  3. 3. [3]% % TABLE%OF%CONTENTS% 1. Introduction% % % % % % % % 4% a. Core%Values% b. Board%of%Directors% c. Executive%Committee% 2. Part%One:%%Overview%% % % % % % % 5%M7% a. Chairman’s%Report% b. Objectives% c. Our%History% d. Managing%Director’s%Report% 3. Part%Two:%%Program%Information%–%East%Africa% % % % 8%M%9% a. Women% b. Children% c. Cardiovascular%Care% d. Income%Generating%Projects% e. Training% f. Scholarships% g. Medical%Camps% h. Medical%Equipment% 4. Part%Three:%%Our%Stories% % % % % % % 10%M%11% a. Rebecca%Maundu,%21% b. Angela%Numunkuk,%21% c. Carolyne%Akinyi,%21% d. Faith%Muene,%16% e. Jennifer%Saipi,%12% f. Ekra%Kariuki,%65% g. Wangari%Kagwi,%50% h. Jane%Kiama,%42% 5. Part%Four:%%Annual%Financial%Statements% % % % % 12%M%16% a. 2012%Statement%of%Financial%Position% b. 2012%Statement%of%Activities% c. 2012%Statement%of%Functional%Expenses% d. 3%Year%Statement%of%Activities% e. 3%year%Statement%of%Functional%Expenses% 6. Part%Five:%%General%Management% % % % % % 17% a. Administration% b. Human%Resources% c. Corporate%Partners% d. Donations% % Changing%Lives%in%Kenya% %
  4. 4. [4]% % Core%Values% To%help%train,%educate%and%improve%lives%of%poor%and%needy%communities%in%East% Africa.% % Our% goal% is% to% reduce% easily% preventable% diseases% and% promote% sustainable%health%and%development%solutions%for%vulnerable%communities.% Board%of%Directors% Dr.%Parag%V.%Patel,%DO% % % % % % %%% %%%%%%%%%%%%% Dr.%Patel%is%the%Director%of%Cardiology%Fellowship%and%Coronary%Intensive%Care%Unit% at%Advocate%Lutheran%General%Hospital%in%Park%Ridge,%IL.%Dr.%Patel,%born%in%Kenya,% graduated% from% University% of% Osteopathic% Medicine% and% Health% Sciences% in% Des% Moisnes,%Iowa%and%began%his%missionary%services%to%Kenya%in%the%1980’s% % Rupa%Desai,%DO%% % % % % % % %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Dr.%Desai,%wife%of%Dr.%Patel,%also%graduated%from%University%of%Osteopathic%Medicine%and% Health%Sciences.%She%practices%family%medicine%at%North%Shore%Medical%Group.% % Priten%Patel% % % % % % % % %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Priten%is%the%Director%of%Nairobi%X%Ray,%Fuji%Film%Kenya%and%Meditec%Systems%in%Nairobi.% He%coordinates%logistical%and%administrative%support%for%FICCS%operations%in%East%Africa.% % Vithal%Patel% % % % % % % % %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Mr.%Patel%founded%the%original%Global%FICS%in%Nairobi%in%1980.%He%is%also%the%founder%of% Meditec%Systems,%Fuji%Film%Kenya%and%Nairobi%X%Ray%in%Nairobi.% % Executive%Committee% Arvinder%“Raju”%Bharaj,%Rad%Engineer%III,%Good%Sheppard%Hospital.%%Raju%is%a%Biomedical%Engineer%and% Logistics%Specialist%who%has%been%travelling%to%Kenya%with%Dr.%Patel%since%2003% Stacy% Harris,% Managing% Director% of% Programs% in% East% Africa,% Stacy% graduated% from% Colgate% University% where%he%played%football%with%Dr.%Patel.%Stacy%has%been%working%and%living%in%Kenya%since%2006.% Karen% Mulcahy,% Managing% Director,% Operations% and% Development,% Wilmette,% IL% is% the% Sr.% Program% Specialist%IM/Fellows%at%Advocate%Lutheran%General%hospital.%She%coordinates%FICCS%daily%activities.% Anna%Baniak.%Advocate%Medical%Group,%Anna%works%with%women,%children%and%education%projects..% Kahla%Dean,%Senior%Clinical%Specialist%Cardiac%Rhythm%Disease%Management,%Medtronic,%Kahlaa%supports% medical%mission%to%East%Africa%including%Cath%lab,%ICU%and%pre%and%post%operation%management.% Jen%Law,%Loyola%University%School%of%Nursing,%Jen%supports%nursing%and%health%training%programs.% %
  5. 5. [5]% % PART%ONE:%%Overview% Chairman’s%Report% Thanks% to% your% support% and% contributions,% FICCS% has% been% able% to% take% its% programs% to% new% levels,% including%scholarships,%feeding%programs%and%much%more.%%2012%has%proven%to%be%the%best%year%ever%for% FICCS%and%our%partners%in%East%Africa.% Although% we% encountered% many% obstacles% and% challenges% in% 2012,% we% have% been% able% to% maintain% positive%and%sustainable%programs,%which%are%geared%towards%empowering%young%women%and%children% in% East% Africa% through% healthcare% training% and% medical% support.% % Thanks% to% donors% and% contributors,% FICCS%has%been%able%to%grow%and%make%even%bigger%impacts%in%the%lives%of%underserved%communities%in% East%Africa,%and%we%have%been%able%to%impact%the%lives%of%thousands%of%impoverished%Africans.% As% a% result,% we% look% forward% to% expanding% our% efforts% in% 2013% and% beyond% to% cater% to% many% more% deserving%young%women%and%girls.%%Healthcare%should%be%a%right%and%not%a%privilege,%however,%in%Africa% basic%healthcare%needs%are%often%not%met%and%many%people%die%from%easily%preventable%diseases.%This% combined%with%lack%of%medical%training,%equipment,%medicines%and%supplies,%makes%personal%healthcare% all%that%more%important%for%women%and%children.% We% hope% you% continue% to% support% FICCS% efforts% in% “Changing% Lives% in% Kenya”% as% we% look% forward% to% gaining%new%partners,%friends%and%well%wishers.%%On%behalf%of%the%girls%in%Kenya,%we%say%thank%you.% As%things%begin%to%improve%we%look%forward%to%your%continued%support%and%friendships.%%We%have%been% performing%cardiac%catheterization%procedures%since%2003,%and%last%year%was%easily%the%most%rewarding% and% successful% year% for% training% medical% workers% and% providing% charity% heart% surgeries% for% those% who% otherwise% could% not%afford%the%services.% We% hope% you% have% a% prosperous% and% joyous%2013.% Thank%you%for%your%support!% % % _________________________% Dr.%Parag%V.%Patel/Chairman% % Dr.%Patel%consults%patient%after%successful%charity%surgery%in%Nairobi%
  6. 6. [6]% % Objectives% Promote%sustainable%healthcare%solutions%for%impoverished%communities%in%East% Africa%through%training,%research%and%education.% • Reduce%easily%preventable%diseases% • Increase%access%to%healthcare,%medicines%and%immunizations% • Increase%access%to%state%of%the%art%medical%equipment%and%services% • Reduce%malnutrition%and%stunted%growth% Our%History% In% the% early% 1980’s,% Dr.% Parag% V.% Patel’s% uncle% began% Global% FICS% in% Kenya% to% support% disadvantaged% patients%and%children%in%Nairobi.%%In%2003,%Dr.%Patel%began%conducting%charity%catheterization%procedures% and%training%for%East%African%cardiologist%and%FICCS%was%born.% To% date,% Dr.% Patel% has% performed% over% 50% charity% cardiac% catheterization% procedures% and% has% trained% dozens%of%East%African%cardiologist,%nurses%and%biomedical%engineers.%%In%2006,%Dr.%Patel%performed%the% first%successful%Bi%Vent%pacemaker%installation%in%Kenya%at%Kenyatta%National%Hospital.%%In%addition,%over% 200%patients%have%received%charity%pacemakers%from%Medtronic%USA.% In%2010,%FICCS%partnered%with%Aqualia%Foundation%and%began%introducing%programs%to%empower%young% women% and% children% in% rural% and% slum% communities% of% Kenya.% % The% program% has% proven% extremely% successful%with%over%200%young%women%participating%in%health%training%classes%and%scholarships.% • 3%nursing%scholarships% • 3%teaching%scholarships% • 10%primary%boarding%school%scholarships%and%2%boarding%High%School%scholarships% In% 2011,% FICCS% also% began% a% feeding% and% basic% medical% supply% support% program.% This% includes% sanitary% pads% antiseptic% creams% and% much% needed% medical%support%for%over%1000%women%and%children.% % In%addition,%FICCS%has%been%providing%charity%cardiac% services% for% uninsured% in% the% Chicago% area% at% Old% Ridge% Park% clinic.% FICCS% donates% equipment% and% provides%free%cardiac%consultations%and%screening.% “Without(sanitary(pads,(girls(use(other( unsanitary(means(which(lead(to(infections(and( missing(school.”((Safe%Spaces%Director% % Volunteers%Donate%School%Uniforms%in%Nairobi%
  7. 7. [7]% % Managing%Director’s%Report%% In%2009,%I%met%Dr.%Patel%in%Kenya%in%Kenya%through%a%mutual%Colgate%University%Alumni.%By%chance,%the% three%of%us%who%played%football%together%at%Colgate%happened%to%be%in%Kenya%working%to%help%poor%and% needy%communities.%%We%had%not%seen%each%other%for%over%20%years,%ever%since%we%were%freshman%on% campus.%As%a%result,%in%2010,%I%officially%became%the%first,%and%only,%FICCS%fullMtime%employee.% I%joined%FICCS%because%of%a%shared%vision%with%Dr.%Patel,%which%is%to%support%and%promote%healthcare% solutions% for% poor% and% needy% women% and% children% in% Africa.% This% common% vision% began% as% a% simple% donation%of%first%aid%supplies%to%a%local%school%to%scholarships%and%cardiology%symposiums%in%Nairobi.% % Overall,%I%am%very%satisfied%with%the%results%and%progress%we%have%made%since%2010.%The%women%have% been%very%open%which%has%enabled%FICCS%to%better%service%their%medical%needs.%The%children%(pictured% about% with% Stacy)% have% been% regularly% attending% school% and% are% eager% to% learn% due% to% our% newly% established%feeding%program.% Yet%at%the%end%of%the%day,%the%hardest%part%of%the%job%is%knowing%that%you%cannot%help%all%of%the%women% and%children.%For%every%child%who%gets%fed,%there%are%10%more%that%go%hungry.%For%every%young%woman% who%gets%a%scholarship,%there%are%10%more%deserving%candidates.%But%in%the%end,%it%is%these%very% circumstances%that%have%encouraged%me%to%continue%with%our%motto%“Changing%Lives%in%Kenya”.% In%spite%of%all%the%barriers,%the%extreme%poverty%and%bias,%the%women%and%girls%of%Kenya%are%extremely% resilient%and%patient.%Regardless%of%the%outcomes,%they%continue%to%persevere.%No%matter%how%large%the% obstacle,%they%continue%to%endure.%These%women%and%children%need%our%help%so%that%they%can%become% the%leaders%of%the%future%and%create%sustainable%solutions%for%their%community’s%problems.% % Stacy%Harris,%Managing%Director% Nairobi,%Kenya% stacy@ficcs.net%%
  8. 8. [8]% % Part%Two:%%Program%Information%–%East%Africa% a. Young%Women% We% provide% impoverished% young% women% with% economic% and% social%skills%to%empower%them%to%help%themselves,%their%families% and%ultimately,%their%communities.%Programs%range%from%job%skills,% social% skills,% scholarships,% and% income% generating% projects% and% confidence%and%selfMesteem%boosting%programs.%%Simple%sanitary% pads% keep% the% young% women% from% missing% school.% We% support% gender%equality%and%selfMesteem%building%programs.% b. Children% Children%are%routinely%neglected%and%left%behind%in%Africa.%%FICCS% provides% food,% medical% and% hygiene% supplies% for% over% 1000% children%in%the%slums%and%rural%areas%of%Kenya.%%Our%support%helps% prevent% minor% illnesses% and% infections% while% providing% much% needed%feeding%support.%For%many%children,%the%meal%they%eat%at% school%will%be%the%only%meal%they%eat%for%the%day.%Food%helps%the% children%learn%and%think%well%and%improves%class%attendance.% c. Cardiovascular%Care% Our%cardiovascular%care%programs%in%East%Africa%includes%training%cardiologist%using%“hands%on”%live% cardiac% catheterization% procedures,% classroom% training% and% symposiums% and% workshops.% The% program% provides% charity% procedures% for% poor% and% needy% patients,% which% includes% supervised%pre%and%post%operation%consultations.%%To%date,%over% 50%successful%charity%surgeries%have%been%performed%and%training% for%African%cardiologist,%nurses%and%biomedical%engineers.% d. Income%Generating%Projects% Sustainable% programs% require% capacity% building% among% local% stakeholders.% FICCS% provides% administrative,% marketing% and% skill% building% support% to% development% projects,% which% are% designed% to% provide% incomeM generating%opportunities%for%young%women%in%East%Africa.%Projects% include%sewing,%jewelry%and%bead%making%and%special%events.%FICCS% sponsored% a% special% event% featuring% women’s% boxing,% dancing,% singing,% arts% and% other% entertainment.% Women% are% provided% administrative,%marketing%and%public%relations%training.%
  9. 9. [9]% % e. Health%Training% Since% 2010,% over% 200% young% women% have% completed% a% 15Mweek% health%and%hygiene%class%designed%to%provide%basic%medical%skills% to%prevent%illness%and%infections.%Local%nurses%visit%the%girls%each% week%and%provide%them%with%check%ups%ranging%from%breast%exams% to%HIV%tests.%The%young%women%are%all%from%the%slums%of%Nairobi% and% have% never% had% any% formal% medical% training.% % Once% health% issues%are%identified%local%nurses%teach%the%women%how%to%treat% their% ailments.% % Classes% include% classroom,% lectures% and% “hands% on”%training.% f. Scholarships% Scholarships% have% been% allocated% to% the% top% performing% young% women%and%girls%from%the%slums%of%Nairobi%and%rural%communities.% Due%to%the%high%amount%of%girls%needing%an%education,%FICCS%does% proper%due%diligence%and%has%been%able%to%select%the%best%students.% Currently,% there% are% 4% Nursing% scholarships,% 3% Teaching% scholarships,% 2% High% School% scholarships% and% 10% primary% school% scholarships.%%All%girls%are%performing%well%in%their%studies.% g. Medical%Camps% Free% medical% camps% for% rural% Maasai% communities% include% free% medical% checkups,% free% medicines% and% free% immunizations.% Children%are%the%primary%focus,%as%most%rural%children%do%not%have% access% to% doctors,% nurses% or% appropriate% medical% facilities.% Dr.% Patel%and%volunteer%USA%medical%workers%conduct%medical%camps% all%across%Kenya.% h. Medical%Equipment% To%date,%FICCS%has%donated%over%$2%million%USD%worth%of%state%of% the% art% medical% equipment,% medical% supplies% and% medicines% to% needy%hospitals%and%clinics%in%East%Africa.%%Donations%range%from% incubators% and% anesthetic% machines% to% pacemakers% and% stethoscopes.% % Thanks% to% donations% from% our% US% corporate% partners,%FICCS%is%able%to%improve%the%quality%of%medical%service% for%marginalized%communities%in%East%Africa.%FICCS%also%provides% biomedical%engineers%to%install%and%train%local%medical%workers.% %
  10. 10. [10]% % Part%Three:%%Our%Stories% % Rebecca%Maundu,%21% % % % Rebecca%was%born%and%raised%in%the%slums%of%Nairobi.%She%lives% in% a% cramped% wooden% shack% with% a% dozen% other% relatives.% Rebecca%was%the%top%scorer%in%the%first%FICCS%health%training% class%and%as%a%result%was%offered%a%Nursing%Scholarship.%She%is% currently% a% second% year% student% at% Kenya% Medical% College. % % % Angela%Siakat%Namunkuk,%21% % % % Angela% is% a% member% of% the% Loita% Hills% Group% Ranch% Maasai,% located%in%an%extremely%remote%area.%Angela%had%to%live%at%the% school,%which%has%no%power%or%running%water.%She%is%looking% forward%to%returning%to%the%school%to%teach%others.%Angela%is% currently%a%first%year%Nursing%student.% % Carolyne%Akinyi,%21% % % % % Carolyne%was%born%and%raised%in%the%slums%of%Nairobi.%She%is%a% second%year%Teaching%College%student.%She%lives%at%home%with% her%mother%and%sisters%in%a%small%tin%shack.%Carolyne%was%the% number%one%student%at%Teaching%College%in%2012.% % % Faith%Muene,%16% % % % % % Faith%was%the%top%8th %grade%student%at%Ramah%Care%Center%in% the% slums% of% Nairobi.% She% was% awarded% a% high% school% scholarship%and%is%now%5th %out%of%over%400%students%at%her%new% school.%Faith%recently%lost%her%father%and%lives%in%a%one%room% cement%building%with%her%mother.%Most%students%do%not%get%a% chance%to%attend%high%school%because%they%cannot%afford%fees.% %
  11. 11. [11]% % Jennifer%Saipi,%12% Jennifer% is% a% member% of% the% Shompole% Group% Ranch% Maasai% located%in%the%desertified%areas%of%southern%Kenya.%She%is%in% the%4th %grade%at%Oloika%Primary%School%and%hopes%to%be%a%nurse% one%day%so%she%can%treat%sick%people.%Jennifer%lives%with%her% mother%and%5%siblings%in%a%Manyatta%(Maasai%hut)%and%tends%to% the%animals%and%her%family.% % % % % % Ekra%Kariuki,%65% “I%have%9%children%and%need%to%go%back%to%work”,%stated% Ekra,% “How% am% I% going% to% take% care% of% my% family”,% she% wondered.% The% trouble% began% in% 2003% when% she% began% panting% and% sweating% excessively.% A% farmer% with% a% large% family,%Ekra%could%no%longer%do%his%work%and%provide%for%his% family,% yet% after% years% of% waiting,% she% finally% received% her% pacemaker%from%FICCS.% % Wangari%Kagwi,%50% In%1982,%Wangari%was%a%High%School%student%doing%what%she% loved% best,% working% in% the% field.% However,% her% life% changed% forever%when%she%had%a%heart%attack%and%20%years%later,%after% years% of% taking% aspirin% and% painkillers,% she% was% told% she% needed% a% pacemaker.% Unable% to% afford% the% costs,% 10% years% later%she%received%a%free%surgery%fro%m%FICCS%and%now%she%is% back%working%in%the%fields.% Jane%Kiama,%42% Jane% never% considered% heart% disease% to% be% a% problem% since% she%thought%herself%too%young%for%this%illness.%A%hard%worker,% Jane%experienced%shortness%of%breath%in%2007%and%went%to%the% only%public%hospital%in%Kenya%and%found%they%did%not%have%the% facilities% for% the% surgery.% After% bouncing% from% hospital% to% hospital% with% bills% mounting,% without% any% results,% she% was% finally%referred%to%FICCS%and%today%she%is%back%to%work.% %
  12. 12. [12]% % Part%Four:%%Annual%Financial%Statements% % 2012%Statement%of%Financial%Position% % FICCS% Balance%Sheet% As%of%December%31,%2012% % % Total ASSETS Current Assets Bank Accounts FICCS 14,574.15 Aqualia Foundation 20,930.00 In Kind 75,000.00 Total FICCS 110,504.15 Total Bank Accounts $110,504.15 Total Current Assets $110,504.15 TOTAL ASSETS $110,504.15 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Total Liabilities Equity Retained Earnings 103,804.16 Net Income 6,699.99 Total Equity $110,504.15 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUI TY $110,504.15 % % % % % % %
  13. 13. [13]% % % 2012%Income%Statement% % % FICCS% Profit%&%Loss% January%–%December%2012% %% Total Income Donations 22,000.00 Sales 10,336.16 Unapplied Cash Payment Income 235,000.00 Total Income $267,336.16 Gross Profit $267,336.16 Expenses Aqualia Foundation - Kenya 50,000.00 Bank Charges 134.25 Charitable Contributions 160,000.00 Commissions & fees 479.95 Office Expenses 2,129.25 Other General and Admin Expens es 1,600.00 Payroll Expenses 29,800.00 Promotional 284.36 Shipping and delivery expense 183.47 Travel 16,062.69 Total Expenses $260,673.97 Net Operating Income $6,662.19 Other Income Interest Earned 37.80 Total Other Income $37.80 Net Other Income $37.80 Net Income $6,699.99 % % % %
  14. 14. [14]% % % 2012%Statement%of%Functional%Expenses% % % % % % % % % % %
  15. 15. [15]% % 3.Year%Statement%of%Activities% FICCS% Profit%&%Loss% January%2010%to%December%2012% Total Income Donations 22,000.00 Sales 213,211.40 Unapplied Cash Payment Income 754,565.00 Total Income $989,776.40 Gross Profit $989,776.40 Expenses Advertising 175.00 Aqualia Foundation - Kenya 79,070.00 Bank Charges 134.25 Charitable Contributions 679,565.00 Commissions & fees 1,016.85 Office Expenses 11,708.91 Other General and Admin Expens es 4,038.30 Payroll Expenses 71,100.00 Promotional 10,916.28 Shipping and delivery expense 183.47 Travel 21,642.98 Total Expenses $879,551.04 Net Operating Income $110,225.36 Other Income Interest Earned 78.79 Total Other Income $78.79 Net Other Income $78.79 Net Income $110,304.15 % % % % %
  16. 16. [16]% % 3.Year%Functional%Expenses% % % % % % % % % % % %
  17. 17. [17]% % Part%Five:%%General%Management% Administrative% FICCS%has%offices%in%USA%and%Kenya%which%helps%provide%efficient%services%for%all%our%program% needs.% A% team% of% volunteers% provides% services% ranging% from% accounting% to% medical% support.%% FICCS% is% supported% in% Nairobi% with% administrative% and% logistical% support% for% medical% missions,% medical%camps%and%all%program%related%activities.%% Human%Resources% FICCS% has% only% one% fullMtime% employee% who% coordinates% all% activities% in% East% Africa.% The% Managing%Director%is%responsible%for%program%and%financial%management.%%The%Director%is%also% responsible%for%program%oversight%in%East%Africa%and%program%communications.% Corporate%Partners% To%keep%expenses%at%a%minimum,%yet%continually%providing%high%quality%services%FICCS%relies%on% corporate%partners%to%offset%costs%of%things%such%as%medicines%and%medical%supplies.%Corporate% partners% allow% FICCS% to% provide% Western% standard% medical% care% for% poor% and% disadvantaged% communities%in%East%Africa.%%Our%partners%include:% Medtronic% St%Jude%Medical%% Boston%Scientific% Advocate%Medical%Group% Merck% % Owens%&%Minor%% SheringMPlough% % Grand%Worldwide%Logistics% Ecotec% % Guidant%% % MAP%International% Loyola%School%of%Nursing% Nairobi%X%Ray% Meditec%Systems% Fuji%Film%Kenya% % Under%the%Acacia% Programs% Due% diligence,% project% assessment% and% monitoring% and% evaluation% are% parts% of% the% FICCS% oversight%of%its%interests%in%East%Africa.%Each%program%partner%is%carefully%monitored%to%ensure% they%comply%with%proper%charity%rules%and%regulations.%%All%scholarship%candidates%are%carefully% screened%and%evaluated%to%ensure%the%best%results.% Donations% To%learn%more%about%our%programs%email%us%at%info@ficcs.net%or%call%us%at%224M875M1631.%%To% make%a%financial%contribution%visit%us%at%www.ficcs.net%or%make%check%payable%to%FICCS% Mail%to:% FICCS% % % 1010%Sheridan%Road% % % Wilmette,%IL%%60091% %

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