40 Stories of Healing: Tina, Sierra Leone 1993

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      As Catherine’s labour failed to progress, the family’s apprehension grew. After four days of labour without medical care, the 18- year-old was exhausted, frightened and in terrible pain. The lives of mum and baby hung in the balance. Read baby Tina’s story here

Destination: Guinea

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As the Africa Mercy was preparing to sail to Guinea in 2014, a horrific epidemic was declared in West Africa. An Ebola outbreak in the region made it impossible for the Mercy Ship to enter. The ship was diverted to Madagascar for two years. The people of Guinea, … Read More

Esther’s transformation

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Esther was full of charisma. The bright, bubbly six-year-old saw the joy in every situation. But Esther suffered with a windswept leg caused by rickets—a brittle bone condition that causes leg deformities. When children don’t get the nutrients they need at key stages of their growth, they can … Read More

A decade of darkness

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For 10 years, Lydienne’s world grew darker … and darker … Slowly losing her eyesight from cataracts felt like a lifelong prison sentence for the 65-year-old seamstress. The blindness stole her independence because she was forced to rely on family members to be her eyes. Even simple walks … Read More

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