Interview With Patsy Mertz

Patsy Mertz, The Founder Of The Ivory Coast Mothers And Children Organization And The Patricia Nau Clinic In Braffoueby, Is Truly An Amazing Woman Over 50! Patsy Gave Up A Glamorous Job In The States To Join The Peace Corps—At 55! And Then, Forever Changed And Inspired By The Experience, She Worked Tirelessly To Build A Medical Clinic In The Small, Rural Village That Is So Burdened With Extreme Poverty And A Lack Of Adequate Health Care. Although I Spoke With Patsy On FaceTime Several Months Ago, I Believe That This Is The Perfect Time To Post Our Interview—The Week Before Thanksgiving. I, For One, Am Truly Grateful To Patsy And Other Brave Women Like Her Who Have Taken Risks In Their Own Lives To Better The Lives Of Less Fortunate Women And Children Across The Globe. I Hope You Will Be As Inspired As I Am By Patsy’s

December 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Cocktails for Clean Water

Renee Golas hosted a cocktail party at Barr Lupo on March 13, 2017 to raise money to build a cistern for clean water at the clinic. A very special anonymous donor is writing a check for the remaining money necessary to fund the project. The trip to build the cistern is scheduled for November 2017!  The village, the staff at the clinic and ICMC are anticipating this very welcome addition for disease prevention. Thank you to Renee, the donors at the party and an especially generous donor to make this urgent need possible.

September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Honoring Ivory Coast Mothers and Children – May 2017

Ivory Coast Mothers and Children was honored in the region of Sikensi on May 1, their Labor Day. Our founder, Patricia Nau Mertz on behalf of ICMC received a certificate for being “a force that stimulates progress.” in the midst of the pomp and circumstance of a parade with colorfully dressed officials and representatives from the villages. Vitamin Angels provided prenatal vitamins for all of the expectant mothers in two villages, as well as vitamins for the children between the ages of 1-5 who are most vulnerable to malnutrition and disease. Thank you to all who donated dolls, toys and clothes for the orphans and brand new baby clothes for the newborns which is an incentive for making prenatal visits. If you would like to get involved or participate in any way for our next trip, please contact us. All donations and love is welcome.

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments
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