Posts made in May 2018


Marycare Inc, an old and reputable fully registered and completely exempt, 501(c)3, US nonprofit organization founded some three decades ago [1986] by the late Anne Bates, a pedigreed New Englander and her father, the late G. Wallace Bates [See] helps the poor break the cycle of poverty in marginalized and isolated communities.

We provide basic health education, free medical healthcare, small revolving loans to women, and skill acquisition training to the youth of low income households in the isolated districts of the world. Since the official opening of Marycare Health Center in Ejemekwuru, Imo State Nigeria, we have registered over 3000 patients, helped over 200 women start their own businesses and currently training 4 youth in skill acquisition.


Marycare is seeking an intern who is committed to promoting Marycare’s mission. Reporting to the president or designee, the intern will Create multiple database systems that enable Marycare Inc., support both office and Board of Directors management, support communications strategies to broaden the organization’s impact, drive donor support and broader awareness for the organization by maintaining ongoing follow-up with donors and supporters via mail, email blast and other forms of communication and to suggest innovative ways in which Marycare may attract additional donors or funders. 

Major Area:Office Management/Fundraising support and Mission Trips to Nigeria. This position is part-time 15-18 hours/week, preferably twice a week at the Marycare office in Hartford. Up to 4 hours can be completed remotely.


  • Support digital marketing efforts to build awareness of Marycare. This includes generating content for use on website, social media channels, e-mail, blog and other platforms.
  • Set up an electronic filing system for all non-profit 501 (c) 3 required State of CT and auditor paperwork
  • Set up an electronic calendar and reminder system for annual filings of all necessary paperwork to include confidentiality forms for the Board of Directors in US.
  • Meet with members of the Executive Committee to determine donor data base system
  • Set up a historical electronic for minutes, agendas and checks based on agency fiscal year.
  • Ensure all documents and communications to and from Director of Services in Imo State Nigeria are filed appropriately.
  • Go through any archived files to sort and determine useful and important paperwork.
  • Learn web based program to update or suggest updates on Marycare Inc. website.
  • Catalogue fundraising letters, documents, memorabilia, posters, pictures, flyers etc.
  • Meet/attend at least one board meeting to speak with officers and committee staff
  • Make recommendations as needed to help organize office administration, twitter and Facebook and how to support ongoing student involvement
  • Other responsibilities related to this project as needed and time permits
  • Assist in writing original content to showcase our member stories and the impact of the program on their lives.
    • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design, nonprofit, healthcare).
    • Efficient communicator, writer and independent worker with good project management (define, plan, implement, and evaluate), research and time management skills.
    • Possesses knowledge of systems development and individual system components
    • Enthusiasm for the mission of Marycare and the people we serve.
    • START DATE: Position open until filled, requires a 3-6-month commitment.
    • COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship; however, there is potential for academic credit, and paid international trip to Nigeria for Medical Mission.

    TO APPLY: 
Please submit your resume and a cover letter that outline your suitability for the role to, including the subject line “DATABASE AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN. Marycare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

At Marycare health center, patients are attended to by our qualified professionals.

At Marycare health center, patients are attended to by our qualified professionals including our doctors and registered nurses, which is a change from what the villagers were used to. Their healthcare used to be at the mercy of medicine vendors, but today it cost almost nothing to get adequate medical care from qualified medical personnel, all thanks to the donors of Marycare.

Children in rural areas in Africa are faced with numerous health challenges.

Children in rural areas in Africa are faced with numerous health challenges including malaria, infectious disease, sickle cell disease and malnutrition among several others. Marycare Health Center Ejemekwuru has been working hard to ensure not only that infant and under 5 mortality is greatly reduced, but that our children achieve optimum growth and development as expected.

From free drugs for treatment of diseases, to education and support of parents of children living with sickle cell disease to distribution of infant feeding formula for malnourished children, we are working hard to b
uild a better life for the children of Ejemekwuru and neighbouring communities all thanks to our benevolent donors.

The major means of transportation in Ejemekwuru and several other towns around is the motorcycle.

The major means of transportation in Ejemekwuru and several other towns around is the motorcycle. A lot of times, these bikes are overloaded with goods or passengers. The bike riders also in the quest to meet up with their daily returns often over speed, leading to accidents. Very often these accidents lead to severe injuries and even deaths. Delays in providing first aid or moving the accident victims to the hospital usually account for a lot of the mortalities. 

Marycare health center is doing a lot of work in providing treatment to victims with minor injuries and first aid for victims with major injuries free of charge in order to reduce mortality on our roads. Our health talks also educate the people on safety measures on the road.