Polio Survivor

Posted: September 20, 2017 by Patrice Miles in C.A.R.E. Africa, Miles In Missions, Nigeria, Orphans, SIM

IMG_8688Meet Josephine! When she was very little she used to make dolls out of plastic bags. She loved making them and would get cloth when she could to make clothes for them. At 8 years of age when she was in Primary 3 she got polio. The polio virus usually enters the environment in the feces of someone who is infected. In areas with poor sanitation, the virus easily spreads from feces into the water supply or by touch into food. As Josephine’s health declined and she lost some mobility of her legs, life became hard.

In her 20’s she decided she wasn’t going to let polio keep her from living a life. She got married and now has 2 boy ages 13 and 15. She also came up with a design for a new doll that she could sell. She hand makes each doll from cutting of the fabric for the skin, stuffing the dolls, making the dress, and even hand braiding the hair. It takes her about 3 weeks to make 25 dolls. C.A.R.E. Africa is excited to have partnered with her to empower her and her family. She uses the proceeds from the sales to feed her family and send her two boys to school. By purchasing a doll you are not only empowering Josephine but you are supporting the kids, mothers, and caregivers at C.A.R.E. Africa.

Click the following link to order any of the dolls, more colors then below are available.

Reversible Black and White Doll $10  http://bit.ly/reversiblepink2
Mommy and Me  $12 http://bit.ly/mommyandme1




  1. lindagjohnson1@verizon.net says:

    Just ordered 10 dolls! Can’t wait to gift to my great granddaughters, Sunday School students and maybe keep one or two for me, 😉 Thanks so much for sharing! Prayers for Josephine & family, you & Lenny and Cason & Jolie. God Bless, Linda Johnson, member atCenter City Baptist ChurchCenter City, Texas

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  2. Bradford, Rick says:

    Great story send a.couple of dolls here for the guesthouse to sell when the campion are here


    Sent from my iPhone

  3. Rick Bradford says:


    I know that you are trying to make some funds for care Africa, but what is the Nira rate, if I want to take some back to Canada?

    I wonder if we should have some for Egbe for the team that is coming?


    Sent from my iPad


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