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International Medical-Aid Association

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Po Box 5 Loma Linda CA 92354 USA


To respond to urgent medical needs of less developed countries, establish learning villages as a development resource center where the community members can come and discover their natural talents, overcome poverty, support education of children and adults, provide job-skill training, health education and health services. To encourage the donation of medical equipment and supplies to needy areas. To assist with the development of cost effective ambulatory health services that will meet the basic health needs of economically disadvantaged countries-recognizing that by helping them, we will indirectly help our own country. To develop and encourage a network of volunteer health professionals in the united states of america with the specific objectives of educating and training of health workers in needy areas. In addition, imaa is currently providing primary education for over 500 children and vocational training for young adults.


International medical & academic alliance (imaa) has been promoting the education of children in poor communities by creating "learning village. " the learning village is a community development resource center where adults and children, men and women can come and discover their natural talents, learn to overcome poverty, and free themselves from the bondage of diseases and harmful cultural traditions. The learning village's approach to development is to focus on the community's assets, capacities and abilities rather than its massive needs, deficiencies and problems.

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IMAA operates in California to sponsor a school and community center in Ethiopia called the Learning Village that serves a very poor rural community just outside of Addis Ababa. I volunteered at the school teaching music lessons to children and jewelry production classes to a group of women who are trying to learn skills to earn a livelihood for themselves. I have had close contact with the founders of the organization and have been so impressed with its innovative, multi-faceted approach to helping in its community's development. The Learning Village provides education for children, vocational training for adults, employment opportunities, and an on-site clinic provides healthcare. They are currently trying to invest in micro-enterprises to obtain financial self-sufficiency.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the lives of many members of a very poor community in Ethiopia for whom it provides a safety net and means of education, employment, and healthcare.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working closely with the founders to help establish a microenterprise and really seeing the ins and outs of how the organization works.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful! And very willing to share their knowledge and challenges, etc.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

wow...it could do so much to establish the community it serves to be self sufficient. It would buy a food mill for the grain it grows, build a hospital, a dormitory for young girls that risk abduction as they walk to school each day, and make investments that would sustain the community in the longterm.

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