Posted: May 3, 2016 by Patrice Miles in C.A.R.E. Africa, Egbe, Egbe Hosptial, Egbe Nigeria, Miles In Missions, Nigeria, People of Egbe, SIM

Letter received by C.A.R.E. Africa from Tofunmi our Caretaker Manager

IMG_2958I, Iwarere Oluwatofunmi, I’m writing on behalf of Funke Moses, a women who lives near 3rd ECWA Church, Egbe. She is a married women with 3 kids, although she and her husband are no longer together and he has taken another wife.

I have known her for 3 years and she has been a hair dresser. For the last two years I noticed her stomach has been getting bigger. At first, I thought she was pregnant but when she didn’t give birth for over a year I knew it was due to cysts in the stomach. 

When I confronted her to ask why she did not have it operated on, she said it was due to the financial aspect of it. She said that all the money she makes from hairdressing goes for the children’s upkeep, feeding and education. She said she hasn’t been able to save anything towards her own medical bills.

I would be grateful if you could assist her in anyway. The bill according to the hospital for the operation will be N80,000-N100,000. ($290-$363). Your help would be greatly appreciated. God bless you (Amen).

Yours Faithfully,


Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 5.59.54 PMFunke has Cystic Fibroids and requires a hysterectomy. She currently looks like she is 6 months pregnant and the cysts seem like they are getting bigger. She is uncomfortable but not at risk of dieing. Because her surgery is an elective surgery the hospital benevolent fund is unable to help at this time. 

We need your help!

Her surgery is scheduled for Friday as we have a visiting surgeon from the U.S. She will be admitted on Thursday. 

I just know that with just a few people contributing small we can come up with the $290-$363 required for her surgery. Donating to the Nigerian Benevolent Fund to help people like Funke is tax deductible.

Please email me at if you are interested and want to donate directly to the Nigerian Benevolent Fund. Please mark in the memo ECWA Hospital Egbe. Click Funke for the link to donate or email me if you want to mail in a check.

Thank you in advance for your help!!

  1. Hey, at the risk of sounding like a total idiot, I don’t see a “memo” line at the donation page. Just a “project” line. Is that where I would put “*ECWA Hospital Egbe”? * *Hope all is well and glad you reached out. Let me know where to put the “memo”. *


  2. Note section 🙂

  3. Linda Kohn says:

    Hi Patrice,

    How is Funke Moses doing/recovering from surgery?


    Linda Kohn

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