Dr. Rick Hodes has lived and worked in East Africa for over 20 years, providing full-time medical care to people in desperate need. He is the medical director of the JDC in Ethiopia. They are always raising funds for their non-sectarian programs in Ethiopia. At present, their biggest need is funding 16 Ethiopian kids to get spine surgery in Ghana. (Read more about Rick’s patients.)

UPDATE: We’re getting a lot of donations in honor of weddings, birthdays, and family events. Donors should send us an email with the mailing address, and we’ll be happy to send a card to the person being honored or memorialized!

Please note that we raise the bulk of funds ourselves, aiming to raise $2 million per year. Patients are never charged, and 100% of your funds will directly benefit the lives of Ethiopian children. Money is our limiting factor in saving lives. Thank you for supporting the work of Rick Hodes!

The JDC is a 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

The money goes a long way!

  • $26,000 will pay for a spine surgery, including transport
  • $9,000 can pay for a heart surgery, including transport
  • $1,500 will treat a patient for cancer.
  • $24,000 for a 2-room school
  • $45,000 for a 4-room school
  • $5,000 will dig a well
  • $5,500 will completely cover the cost of sending a girl to nursing and midwifery college for 4 years

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