Mission: We are committed to demonstrating god's love by offering hope to the spiritually and physcially poor. We do this by providing practical, culturally sensitive, and sustainable solutions to problems that require technical or medical skills, and by mobilizing prayer supporters and donors for this cause.
Programs: Earth mission continues to work with internally displaced people in burma this effort is focused on providing quality health-care in remote regions of burma primarily to an ethnic minority called the karen people. The approach is to both provide medical care but also to teach local karen people to become primary health providers. Therefore, education has become a centerpiece of the work. Other services that earth mission offers: patient referrals for difficult cases, engineering development of clinic infrastructure, and curriculum development in the local native language. Some serious patients require referrals to the more modern facilities, and earth mission has supported financially and medically a number of seriously ill patients, and have seen good results. Earth mission provides engineering support for remote clinic needs. In 2014, earth mission continued its support of the jungle school of medicine which graduated 18 students in january 2015. Earth mission supported either medically or financially approximately 20 referral patients who received advanced treatment at modern hospitals. The clinic at the jungle school of medicine saw 224 in-patients, and 1,923 out- patients during 2014.
in 1995, earth mission helped open the gilgit eye hospital with the express purpose of providing quality eye care to people in the remote gilgit- baltistan area of pakistan. The hospital employs local staff including a local ophthalmologist. Services include an outpatient clinic, a full optical workshop, a well stocked pharmacy and day surgery. Leadership for this project has been turned over to vision international. Earth mission continues to partner with gilgit eye hospital. During 2014 more than 1500 people were screened at five camps held in the region. 871 eye surgeries were performed in 2014.
in 2011, earth mission began accepting donations for "one to another," a non-government organization in pakistan which was started in response to the 2010 floods. One to another provides housing, vocational training, medicine, and educational support for poor pakistani families. Since the flood in 2010, over 200 homes and one clinic have been rebuilt. Earth mission continues to support microenterprise efforts to help people start their own small businesses such as donkey and cart,ricksaw and small shop.
As I have volunteered alongside the wonderful people at Earth Mission, it has changed my life and my volunteering. The people of Earth Mission, all unpaid volunteers, have such a passion and vision for getting healthcare to the remote areas of Karen State, Myanmar. A place that has some of the worst healthcare statistics and lack of healthcare access in the world. The small but mighty team at Earth Mission are literally making the world a better place. To see the hope and the light on the faces of the people they serve will affect you for a lifetime. As a long time supporter of nonprofits and missions I can genuinely say that your donation will be used with the utmost wisdom. The "impact for dollar" that Earth Mission is able to accomplish will rival any other nonprofit in the world!