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Her Story - About Mauritia Patcha
Her name is Mauritia Patcha. She is a survivor.
Her father died young and being the first of 7 children, she felt it her duty to help raise and educate her siblings. She was twenty when she married my father and by her 25th birthday she was a widow. In those 5 years she experienced the death of her first born, gave birth to 2 girls and was pregnant with her third. She moved back into her mother’s home and went back to the business of surviving for herself, her siblings, and her children.
She resumed the teaching job she had given up when she started a family. With social services being her first love in career choices, she studied hard, earned the qualifications and rose to rank of Divisional Officer for Social Affairs for Meme and Ndian divisions in Cameroon, West Africa. She realized early on that in order to reach her full potential she needed a college degree.
She had gone to Teachers Training College straight from primary school, without her GCE O’ Levels certificate. So, she studied at home, wrote the General Certificate of Education Ordinary (GCE O’) Levels and passed.
Our foundation is based on the belief that the community’s needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. We are committed to being the brand of care that makes a difference. We believe that good health is central to efficient and good living.
The foundation is dedicated to healthcare; to securing and providing the latest and most innovative approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Our staff is available to answer questions, assist with doctor follow-up, and provide internet links and print materials with information on a variety of health concerns.
We strive to promote healthy living, early and correct diagnosis, as well as access to and the efficient use of resources. We believe in confidentiality, value, integrity, excellence and dedication. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service we possibly can.
We are a not-for-profit organization in Silver Spring, Maryland in the United States, working in limited-resource settings in Africa. Our African base is in Cameroon, West Africa, where we operate in some of the provinces. Our services are funded mostly through grants and public support.
Our foundation is staffed by caring and committed individuals, who are focused on helping the people we serve improve their health. Mauritia Patcha, was an 8 year cancer survivor. Her story like so many other survivor stories, is encouraging.