Ibu Sami is a young woman who survived the Indonesian earthquake of May 2006, but had her leg badly injured. She and her family had lost everything in the disaster and she did not have the funds to have the necessary surgery. So she continued to work (she weaves fabric for a living, using her legs to operate the loom), and was in constant pain. RMF’s Dr. Kevin Thomas and Jenni Myers visited our projects in Indonesia in November 2006, and they immediately decided to help.
The earthquake of May 27, 2006 is the worst disaster in Indonesia since the December 26, 2004, magnitude-9.1 earthquake that triggered a tsunami, killing at least 131,029 people in Indonesia alone. Another earthquake on March 28, 2005, killed about 900 people off the western coast of Sumatra.
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LIBERATING HUMAN POTENTIAL
Real Medicine Foundation provides humanitarian support to people living in disaster and poverty stricken areas, focusing on the person as a whole by providing medical/physical, emotional, social, and economic support.
We provide immediate disaster and crisis relief where there is need.
We save lives and restore a foundation of dignity amidst devastation and extreme poverty.
We listen, learn, and support the long term whole health of communities most in need, and commit to projects where we will make lasting change.
We believe in the human ability to transform — that the people in developing and disaster stricken areas are most capable of creating solutions to their unique challenges.
We employ, train and educate locals, producing innovative solutions and strong communities that sustain and grow health care capacity, enlisting cutting edge technology and modern best practices.
We ignite the potential of the people we are supporting — turning aid into empowerment and victims into leaders.
Our goals are always to save lives, and liberate the creative capacity of the communities we help.