Most people with epilepsy in Sub-Saharan Africa are living below the poverty line and, hence, are struggling to cater for their basic needs and those of their dependents. In a bid to support underprivileged people with epilepsy, we offered household items such as kitchen utensils and bedding to some underprivileged people with epilepsy to ensure a safe and comfortable living environment.The first beneficiary is a woman with epilepsy whom we met in a remote community during a community outreach. This woman has had epilepsy for more than five years and was a mother to three children who also suffered from the condition. She and her children have never been on treatment.She was also struggling to provide basic necessities for herself and her children. We provided free medical consultations to her and her children and placed them on anti-epileptic medications. We also offered long-term financial assistance to cover the cost of the medications. Since starting the treatment, the woman and her children have experienced a significant reduction in the frequency and severity of their seizures. This has allowed them to lead more stable lives and focus on improving their overall well-being. Additionally,we connected them with a local health facility to ensure regular follow-up. The second beneficiary is a 35-year-old man who has been living with epilepsy for over ten years. He previously resided in a rural area in the northwest region of Cameroon. Due to the ongoing conflict in the region, he had to flee to Bamenda, the chief town of the North West region of Cameroon. A week before our encounter with him, a fire incident had destroyed the room he was renting. We provided him with immediate assistance, including renting a place for him and access to medical care.Additionally, we provided him with financial capital to support his shoe-making business. After receiving the necessary medical attention and support through our program, he has seen a remarkable improvement in his living conditions. He now has better control over his seizures and is able to participate actively in his community, contributing to his overall well-being and quality of life.



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