Former Hettinger visiter seeking assistance

People of Hettinger and surrounding area remember Paula Ja’e who visited here in July and August, 2007.

Submitted by RON NELSON
For The Record

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Paula Ja’e

People of Hettinger and surrounding area remember Paula Ja’e who visited here in July and August, 2007. Upon her return to Nigeria, she continued her work as a licensed midwife but wanted to continue her studies because she was not equipped to deal with some of the cases she encountered. She felt led especially to help women of her own Fulani tribe who are mostly Muslim and will not go to a hospital to give birth in fear they might be seen by a male. Finally, two years ago she was admitted to a Nigerian university in Jos, Nigeria. Having completed the first two years of study, she is now continuing her studies in a hospital setting. But the hospital is some distance from where she lives and is in a rather dangerous area. A few days ago, she sent the

following message:

I really need your assistance but I am feeling ashamed of asking. I have completed the first phase of the studies called the preclinical in the university campus now have proceeded to the clinical session of the studies at the teaching hospital which is very very far from the town that I have to take 2 busses of commercial transport. They donʼt normally come out early and the taxi takes time to get full with passengers and its really altering my reading schedule, and the area is not too safe to stay there because the residents always complain of thieves at night. Now killings have become rampant in Jos. Please can you help me get a small car?

She has asked a car dealer for prices and he proposes one for the equivalent of about $4,500. We should be able to help her get that car. If anyone would like to contribute, please contact Ron Nelson 567-2398 (cell: 701 541 2769).







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