All contributions are tax deductible for state and federal taxes.
Nokumbaya was created by three friends – Dr. Mike Nahrwold, Danell DeBerg and Bob Clark. We met doing mission work. Mike was a great doctor and better friend. Unfortunately, we lost Mike to cancer not long ago. We carry on with the work he was so passionate about with the help of his son Dan, himself a medical doctor.
For a number of reasons, we decided that the best way to continue our work was to create our own not-for-profit corporation and to get 501(c)(3) status from the I.R.S. This gives us substantial flexibility in our planning and allows for full tax deductibility for all of our generous donors. The current Board of Directors is composed of Danell DeBerg, Bob Clark, Dan Nahrwold, and Mark Winn. Danell and Bob serve as C.E.O. and President.
Every penny we raise goes to buying medications and providing medical care to the people who visit our clinics. We pay our own way; every member of a mission trip pays (or raises money for) his or her travel expenses, housing and food costs.
We have been able to run missions to some of the most remote areas of the world. These include Salem, India; a village deep in the Amazon; and our current focus, Belize and Haiti. In southern Belize we visit local three local schools twice a year and twice a year we run a full medical clinic in San Pablo, a small Mayan village deep in the Belizian jungle.
A typical medical clinic is run by a staff of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and lay volunteers. We set up stations for intake, vital signs, examination, laboratory, pharmacy, and optional prayer. We also have staff to control crowds and play with and entertain the children. In a week we will see and treat 400 to 500 patients. We document our work; each patient has a written record of his or her vitals, the notes of the doctor or nurse practitioner, the medications prescribed and and follow-up.
We operate with zero percent administrative overhead
All donors will receive an acknowledgement letter.