This fund meets pressing needs that arise due to medical emergencies, house fires, or other unexpected crises. Often, poverty-stricken people cannot save for such emergencies and are destitute when they occur. The Special-Needs-Fund is used only in countries where CAM has ongoing projects and field staff.
View a brief presentation about the Special-Needs-Fund program.
Olga needed surgery before she could walk again. Paying for the operation was almost out of question for this elderly couple in Ukraine.read more
Little Jeffterson’s life is to be celebrated. Orphaned soon after birth, this precious Haitian infant suffered sickness, malnutrition, and rejection. For ten days, he got nothing to eat.read more
Elmer’s left leg didn’t grow as fast as the rest of his body. At thirteen years of age, his deformity was getting worse. Only an operation could fix it.read more
“Don’t bring that thing to my house!” Kou heard her son say. But Kou’s grandmother heart could not leave the baby to die. Her name is Miracle. She was born in the heart of Liberia with a cleft lip and palate and a missing leg. Superstition has many Liberians believing...read more
A huge bone tumor on Bridget’s lower jaw grew to the point where she was no longer able to eat solid food. Death was on the horizon for this orphan in Kenya. Thanks to CAM’s Special-Needs-Fund, Bridget’s life was spared. Doctors removed her lower jaw and replaced it...read more
Through CAM’s Special-Needs-Fund, hundreds of impoverished people receive critically needed medicines and surgeries. Vlad lives in Ukraine with his parents and five siblings. Although he is only five years old, he is diabetic and needs insulin shots and pills every...read more
The one-room house where Evelyn lived with her four children and two Ebola orphans was not always a shelter. When it rained, the room filled with rain and sewer water that overflowed from an open septic tank outside. Sometimes Evelyn and her children stood in...read more
Winfred from Kenya lost half of her lower jaw due to cancer, making it difficult for her to eat. Through the Special-Needs-Fund, CAM plans to help Winfred with a chemo treatment and possibly an artificial jaw. We also provided her with a blender to grind her food. If...read more
About five years ago, Emilson Antonio in Nicaragua accidently bruised his leg on a rock while harvesting sugar cane. Shortly afterward, an infection developed. The infection soon spread from his leg to his hip, slowly eating away at his hip joint. Emilson visited...read more
When Liline Moise came to CAM’s clinic in Haiti with an enlarged painful abdomen, we suspected a bowel obstruction from parasites. This would require immediate surgery. Her family could not possibly afford such an expense, even though her situation was...read more