At the heart of IMI founding principle is the idea enshrined in the universal declaration of human rights that everyone has a right to life. Poor access to basic health care in many local communities continues to undermine the promise of this declaration. We are morally burdened by the reality that human life is often discounted from society on account of health versus poverty. children take no part in the decision of their birth yet many are born to face harsh consequences such as starvation and disease which gravely undercuts their potential and their future. Men and women surrender their health to chance even as their livelihood and ability to fend for their families depend on their physical well being. IMI adopts the prevention and early intervention approach which aims to promote awareness of healthy lifestyles, providing medical outreaches, councelling and testing to foster early diagnosis and prompt treatment which can be more affordable and more effective towards saving lives.
The root cause of many vices in our local communities is linked to the factor of poverty. Financial constraint has rendered several members of society vulnerable including children, the elderly,teenage girls and young women. While striving to alleviate the immediate hardships of poverty, IMI recognizes the importance of investing in solutions that are sustainable. Its is our ideal to someday become obsolete hence we take keen interest in identifying underlying problems and striving to implement lasting solutions. We look to support underprivileged and vulnerable groups,to assist with their capacity building and self reliance. Much can be done with Agriculture which is the mainstay of many rural dwellers but there is equally a need for diversification of rural economies in order to ease the competition for fixed natural resources which often disposes communities to conflict. We aim to provide support in education, portable skill aquisition and exposing rural dwellers to global awareness / opportunity through basic computer skill trainings and internet access. .
Rural communities in Nigeria directly rely on rainfall for their water supply. Residents collect water from rain showers or from shallow wells saturated by rainwater. Every year, however, such communities struggle with water supply due to months of the severe dry season known as harmattan.This is usually followed by another adverse season known as the hot season. Both seasons keep the rains at bay for months and within that time there is an acute shortage of water and a dire need for alternative supply.Women and children have to trek long distances to fetch water that is unsafe for consumption.Previous efforts by different organizations have provided Borehole facilities to some communities but these have not had a maintenance plan in place and many of such facilities have since broken down and are abandoned. IMI aims to partner with such communities to provide boreholes facilities where critically needed and where such facilities are already in place, to provide the maintenance that will facilitate thier sustainability
Co-founder & Chair