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Help Rev. Philbert Kalisa cover medical costs
$1,575 raised
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88 Weeks running
The Rev. Philbert Kalisa is a man who devotes his life to service for others in need. Now Philbert needs our help to cover medical costs after recovering from pneumonia and malaria.

Dear friends, Rev. Philbert Kalisa, founder of a non-profit called Reach Rwanda (, has changed the lives of tens of thousands in Rwanda with his peace and reconciliation efforts in Rwanda after the genocide.


He now needs our help. Philbert's family lives in Florida. When he came to visit a few weeks ago for Christmas he had to be hospitalized for a bad case of pneumonia and malaria. He spent 5 days in the ICU.


He doesn't have US medical insurance so he now has a $8,650 bill (negotiated down from $35k!). This is a huge amount of money for Philbert and his family to bear.


Please consider helping out! Philbert has devoted his life to serving others. Lets give him a dose of this love and service back to him.


Funds will be collected on Philbert's behalf by the non-profit, African Road, so your contribution will be tax deductible.


Thank you for considering!


* Please pass this link on to anyone who you think might want to help.


Michael Marcinelli

The Rev. Philbert Kalisa is a man who devotes his life to service for others in need. He is an Anglican priest and founder of a wide-reaching non-profit organization called Reach Rwanda ( ) that has helped tens of thousands of Hutu and Tutsi Rwandans attain peace and reconcilation in the wake of the genocide that destroyed the social fabric of that nation. 

Now Philbert needs our help. He is a Rwandan citizen but he co-locates between Rwanda, where his organization is, and Florida where his wife and 3 kids live and go to school. A few weeks ago he came to Florida to spend time with his family for Christmas. Shortly after arriving he was hospitalized with pneumonia and malaria. He spent 5 days in the ICU and had to undergo a battery of tests.


Thankfully, he is well on his way to recovery. However, being a non-resident he does not have medical coverage in the US. The hospital gave Philbert a dramatic discount on hospital services since he's a non-resident, but he is still saddled with a bill that is an enormous sum of money for him and his family to shoulder.


Please consider a donation to help free Philbert of this financial burden. Let's give to this man of love and service a measure of what he has given to tens of thousands of Rwandans through his work.

Genocide survivors and perpetrators graduating from REACH training.

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